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Guide to Tuolumne Meadows Trails (1960) by Allan Shields

Cover, Guide to Tuolumne Meadows Trails with a view of Lembert Dome
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Cover, with view of Lembert Dome
Warning: Trailheads and trails may have changed since this guide was written in 1959. Bring and use a detailed trail map when hiking. This guide isn’t a substitute for your own common sense. Don’t use this guide unless you are willing to take personal responsibility for your own safety. When hiking, be aware of hazards from inclement weather, snow, and hidden obstacles (such as holes, trees, streams, and rocks).

About the Author

Bernice and Allan Shields, circa 1993
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Bernice and Allan Shields, circa 1993

Allan Edwin Shields was born July 3, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio. He married Bernice Clark in 1941 and had 4 children. Shields received an AB from University of California, Berkeley in 1941, a MA from University of Southern California in 1947, and a Ph.D. in 1951. In between served in the Army during World War II, 1942-45 becoming a Sergeant. Dr. Shields was at San Diego State University (SDSU) during 1949-1968 and 1970-1977, where he became Professor of Philosophy. He was Professor and Dean at University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls during 1968-70. Shields was a seasonal National Park Service Ranger-Naturalist in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park during 1955-60, when he wrote this booklet.

After retirement from SDSU in 1978 he moved to his ranch near Yosemite, Jerseydale Ranch. He took up writing and publishing, with his small press business, Jerseydale Ranch Press. Dr. Shields has written or edited several articles and books, generally philosophy articles as a professor, and popular writings on Yosemite and Mariposa County in retirement. These include:

Dr. Allan Shields lives in near Midpines, California. His interests, besides the outdoors and nature, include gardening, wine making, playing the violin, and musical criticism. His papers are at SDSU Special Collections.

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Bibliographical Information

Allan E. Shields (1919-) Guide to Tuolumne Meadows Trails (Yosemite: Yosemite Natural History Association: 1960). Special issue of Yosemite Nature Notes, 39:8. 41 pages. Color illustrations. 24 cm. Foreword by Dr. Carl W. Sharsmith. Saddle stitched with illustrated paper covers.

Digitized by Dan Anderson, January 2007, from a personal copy. These files may be used for any non-commercial purpose, provided this notice is left intact.
    —Dan Anderson, www.yosemite.ca.us

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