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Re: 6192' Elev sign @ Crane Flat?

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6192' Elev sign @ Crane Flat?
September 02, 2019 05:51PM
I've always wondered -- and even searched to learn -- why there is a sign on BOFR just west of Crane Flat marking 6192' of elevation. The 1000' multiple signs are common, as are signs for populated towns indicating actual elevation (e.g. Buck Meadows, Groveland...). Is the sign location the actual site of Crane Flat - or what the average elevation or elevation at the center of that "location" is? There are numerous other named places in the park (e.g. Porcupine Flat) which roads pass through, but I've seen no other similar elevation sign with a non-1k' multiple. Was Crane Flat a (more) populated place at one time, a historically notable location, or is there some other reason -- other than "that's the way it turned out" to explain this?

Certainly not a pressing item of great import, but I figure that if anyone knows, s/he will likely be here.
Re: 6192' Elev sign @ Crane Flat?
September 02, 2019 08:23PM
Isn't that at the high point of Big Oak Flat Road, between Groveland and Yosemite Valley? I've always thought that was the elevation of the "pass" the road goes over.



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Re: 6192' Elev sign @ Crane Flat?
September 02, 2019 08:42PM
Yes, that was always my guess as well.
Re: 6192' Elev sign @ Crane Flat?
September 03, 2019 09:38AM
That makes sense.
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September 03, 2019 01:26PM
It's just saying you are at Crane Flat.
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