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Yosemite Tales and Trails (1934) by Katherine Ames Taylor


YOSEMITE
Tales and Trails
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Chapter One

DISCOVERING YOSEMITE FOR YOURSELF

Chapter Two

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YOSEMITE STORY
1. The Indians of Ahwahnee and the Medicine Man’s Prophecy
2. Discovery of Yosemite
3. Return of the Mariposa Battalion and Death of Tenaya
4. Enter the Tourist
5. Stage-Coaches and Bandits
6. Old-Timers and Pioneers

Chapter Three

IN THE BEGINNING

Chapter Four

MAKING A NATIONAL PARK

Chapter Five

BIG AND LITTLE TREES OF YOSEMITE

Chapter Six

TRAVELING THE TRAILS

Chapter Seven

INDIAN LEGENDS

Against a sky of cobalt blue, Sentinel Rock raises its turrets above a world of dazzling white. By Ansel Adams
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Against a sky of cobalt blue,
Sentinel Rock raises its turrets
above a world of dazzling white

WHY CLIMB A MOUNTAIN?
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“Why climb a mountain?” queried my neighbor.
“And is the recompense worth the labor?”

My neighbor, a man who is quite content
Adventuring asphalt and cement.

Why climb a mountain? I explained first of all
That climb is a gamble, a peak is a call—

A glove in the face, from the fists of the gods;
A challenge to try, in spite of the odds.

As for reward, I mentioned the slice
Of earth under the sky, the sliver of ice—

The trophy which few have achieved, or none,
A goal the length of a shout from the sun.

I mentioned the four far corners of space,
Wind on the mouth, clouds on the face,

The blue and green sparkle of stars in snow—
My neighbor looked blank and answered me—“So?”

By Ethel Romig Fuller
sunset magazine


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