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Self-guiding Auto Tour of Yosemite National Park (1956) by Richard P. Ditton and Donald E. McHenry


HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE

This booklet describes the more important points along the highways in Yosemite National Park and along the roads between Merced, Fresno and the park.

To get the greatest enjoyment from this self-guided trip, travel leisurely—drive slowly and carefully.

In the left hand margin of the text is a series of letters and numbers which correspond to post markers with white letters and numbers identifying points of interest along the highway. The letters represent the particular roads as follows: “V” stands for Yosemite Valley. “W” the Wawona Road to the South Entrance, “B” the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, “G” the Glacier Point Road from Chinquapin, “C” the Crane Flat Road to the park boundary at Carl Inn (Highway 120), and “T” the Tioga Road from Crane Flat to Tioga Pass which leads to the other side of the crest of the Sierra Nevada. Look at “Contents” for the proper page. The mileage shown in parentheses between paragraphs gives the distance between successive points driving either way. Using either or both systems will enable you to follow this guide successfully. Where your travel reverses the order given in the guide, remember that this will also reverse directions as given, i.e., right becomes left, ahead becomes behind, opposite side becomes near side, etc.

The guides to interesting points along the Merced Road and the Fresno Road are on pages 103 and 108, respectively. Along these roads outside the park you will be guided only by the distances given between points. A brief description of the wildlife and plants in the park is given on page 110.

STOP ONLY AT PARKING AREAS OR OFF THE ROAD

AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT WILL SPOIL YOUR TRIP



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