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Yosemite: Where To Go and What Go Do (1888) by George G. MacKenzie


TABLE OF CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.
page.
Roads to Yosemite and the Big Trees.
    In General9
    Raymond or Berenda Route10
    Milton or Big Oak Flat10
    Calaveras Big Tree Route11
    Madera Route12
    Merced and Coulterville Route12
    Modesto and Coulterville Route13
    Mariposa Route14

CHAPTER II.
Notes in General About Yosemite.
    Location15
    Discovery15
    Early Settlers15
    Names16
    General Character17
    Dimensions17
    Floor of the Valley17
    Rivers and Creeks18
    Mirror Lake18
    Trees20
    Shrubs20
    Flowers and Ferns21
    Wild Animals22
    Birds22
    Game Birds23
    Snakes23
    Fish24
    Hotels and other Buildings24
    Camp Grounds25
    Climate25

CHAPTER III.
Cataracts of Yosemite.
    In General27
    Bridal Veil Fall27
    Ribbon Fall29
    Sentinel Fall30
    Yosemite Fall30
    Royal Arch Fall33
    Tooloolaweack or Illilouette Fall33
    Vernal Fall34
    Nevada Fall36
    Cascade Fall37

CHAPTER IV.
Peaks, Points and Domes.
    In General39
    Inspiration Point40
    El Capitan40
    Cathedral Rocks and Three Graces41
    Cathedral Spires43
    Three Brothers and Eagle Peak43
    Sentinel Rock44
    Sentinel Dome44
    Yosemite Point and Giant’s Thumb46
    Indian Caņon46
    Glacier Point47
    Royal Arches49
    Washington Tower49
    North Dome49
    Half or South Dome50
    Grizzly Peak53
    Cloud’s Rest53
    Mt. Watkins54
    Cap of Liberty55

CHAPTER V.
The High Sierra.
    In General57
    Lake Tenayah57
    Mt. Hoffmann60
    Tuolumne Meadows62
    Soda Springs64
    Mt. Dana64
    Mt. Lyell67
    Cathedral Valley and Peak67
    Little Yosemite68
    Lost Valley70

CHAPTER VI.
    Wawona (the Big Trees, Chilnooalna Falls, Signal Peak, etc.)71

CHAPTER VII.
The Big Tree Groves.
    The Big Trees in General73
    The Mariposa Grove75
    The Calaveras Grove77
    The Tuolumne Grove78
    The Merced Grove79

CHAPTER VIII.
Scheme of Tours in and Around the Valley.
    General remarks81
    Tours for one afternoon81
    Tours for one day and a half85
    Tours for two clays and a half86
    Tours for three clays and a half88
    Tours for four days and a half90
    Tours for five days and a half92
    Tours for six days and a half93

CHAPTER IX.
Camping Tours.
    General remarks94
    To Mount Dana94
    To Mount Lyell94
    Grand Tour of the High Sierra (ten days)95
Table of Distances96
Prices for Horses and Carriages.97


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