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The Yosemite Valley, and the Mammoth Trees and Geysers of California (c1870)


CONTENTS.


Routes to the Yosemite Valley:—
The Mariposa—The Coulterville—Hardin’s 7

General Information:—
Past and Present—Preparing for an Expedition—At Stockton— Hardin’s Route— Twelve Mile House— Knight’s Ferry— Chinese Camp—“Keith’s Orchard and Vineyard”—Stevens’ Bar Ferry—Kirkwood’s—Big Oak Flat—Garotte—Sprague’s Ranch—The Carpenter Woodpecker—On the Route—The “Tuolumne South Grove” of Mammoth Trees—Crane Flat—Tamarack Flat—Cascade Creek—Yosemite 8

The Yosemite Valley:—
Pohonů, or Bridal Veil Fall—Sentinel Rock—Hutchings’ Hotel—The Yosemite Falls—Lake Ah-wi-yah— The Great North Dome—The South Dome—The Legend of Tis-sa-ack and Tu-toch-ah-nu-lah 13

The Yosemite Valley (continued):—
Pohonů Fall—An Indian Superstition—The Pi-wy-aek and Yo-wi-ye Falls—The Mountains—The Cap of Liberty —The Three Brothers—The Sentinel Dome—Principal Summits of the Nevada Range—Beauties and Characteristics of the Yosemite Valley—Table of Elevations in the Valley—Of Waterfalls—Of Mountains 20

The Mammoth Trees:—
Route to Mariposa—Clark’s Ranch—The Big Trees of Mariposa—Satan’s Spear—Queen of the Forest—List of Trees—Enumeration and Description of Remarkable
Trees—The Frezno Grove—The ten Groves of Mammoth Trees hitherto discovered 26

The Mammoth Trees (continued):—
Description of the Calaveras Grove—The Mother of the Forest—Disappointing Aspect of the Trees—Their Colossal Dimensions—About Names—The Father of the Forest—The Old Maid and Old Bachelor—The Pride o the Forest—Story of the Discovery of this Grove—The Calaveras Caves 30

The California Geysers:—
Where Situated—A Remarkable Canyon—Sounds and Stenches—The Devil’s Inkstand—The Devil’s Tea-kettle —The Witches’ Caldron—The Steamboat—Proserpine’s Grotto 36

Lake Tahoe:—
How to reach it—Its Circumference—Its Loveliness of Character—Conclusion 38

Chart of the Yosemite Valley 6



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