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Published by National Park Service in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English


  • Roads -- California -- Yosemite National Park -- History,
  • Bridges -- California -- Yosemite National Park,
  • Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- History

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Shipping list no.: 92-160-P

Other titlesStory of Yosemite"s road system, Yosemite National Park
SeriesHighways in harmony, Highways in harmony
ContributionsUnited States. National Park Service
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded sheet (16 p.) :
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14717461M

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Rock falls from Glacier Point above Camp Curry, Yosemite National Park, California () co-author with James B. Snyder (USGS website) Josiah Dwight Whitney, Jr., geologist ( ) The Yosemite Book: a description of the Yosemite Valley and the adjacent region of the Sierra Nevada, and of the big trees of California ().   Yosemite Welcome to Yosemite's 1, square miles of light, height and depth. The highest peak in Yosemite National Park is Mount Lyell, 13, feet above sea level. Yosemite Valley is nearly a mile deep, with a 3,foot vertical drop at El Capitan.4/5(14). Two years later the National Park Service (NPS) was created. Its first director. Stephen Tyng Mather, was a California native deeply interested in Yosemite National Park. During his administration (), Mather was personally involved in many of the decisions that affected the park, including the reconstruction of its road system. Yosemite is a glaciated landscape, and the scenery that resulted from the interaction of the glaciers and the underlying rocks was the basis for its preservation as a national park. Iconic landmarks such as Yosemite Valley, Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite Falls, Vernal and Nevada Falls, Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, the Clark Range, and the Cathedral Range are known throughout the world by the.

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Yosemite National Park is closed to all park visitors until further notice. This closure will be enforced hours a day, 7-days a week. There will be no access permitted to Yosemite National Park. Yosemite attractions include icons such as Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls and more, all within Mariposa County. Find out what to do in Yosemite and learn the sights, sounds, and activities that every visitor should experience. Plan family outings to see attractions in Yosemite National Park. Yosemite National Park (/ j oʊ ˈ s ɛ m ɪ t i / yoh-SEM-i-tee) is an American national park located in the western Sierra Nevada of Central California, bounded on the southeast by Sierra National Forest and on the northwest by Stanislaus National park is managed by the National Park Service and covers an area of , acres (1, sq mi; 3, km 2) and sits in four counties Location: Tuolumne, Mariposa, Mono, & Madera . The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) operates year-round on Highway out of Merced, with summer service from the north in Sonora and from the east in Mammoth Lakes. Each route has multiple stops, including in gateway towns. Once .