Thursday, January 21, 2010

Happy Campers



Photographed in 1898, daredevil tourists at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park posed with the iconic Half Dome in the background. Glacier Point is almost a mile above the valley floor.



In 1902, these campers gathered round with Yosemite Falls in the distance.



Tourists arrived and departed Yosemite Valley by stagecoach in 1906.

5 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Great photos...the first one especially.

Sweet Repose said...

I've done a lot of backpacking in the Rockies, back in the day, but if I had to wear a skirt and corset, believe me, NOT...no wonder Calamity Jane rebelled!!!

Great shots!!!

Eryl Shields said...

That top photograph is really quite awe inspiring.

steven said...

golden west - those are superb photos. the first is breathtaking, the second - well it makes me rmemeber picnics with my family!!!! lovely. steven

Crafty Green Poet said...

I loved Yosemite when I visited many years ago now, I would never have dared climb to that first view point though...