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“Exploration of the Sierra Nevada” (1925)
by Francis P. Farquhar


The Sierra Club

The Sierra Club was established in 1892 “To explore, enjoy and render accessible the mountain regions of the Pacific Coast; to publish authentic information concerning them; to enlist the support and co-operation of the people and the Government in preserving the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.”

The charter members were energetic and enthusiastic and at once set about accomplishing to the best of their abilities the purposes of the Club. They loved the mountains and they loved the adventures of exploring unknown canyons and climbing hitherto unscaled peaks. It would be impossible even to enumerate all the pioneering trips undertaken by this group, but home of them were so important in the development of reliable information and in the production of maps that they should be given more than passing mention.

The annals of the Sierra Club are contained in the Sierra Club Bulletin, issued at first semi-annually, later once a year. Since its beginning in 1893 the Bulletin has been filled with interesting material, covering a more varied field than most mountaineering journals.


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