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Historic Yosemite National Park Stories, by Tracy Salcedo

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Historic Yosemite National Park: The Stories Behind One of America's Great Treasures
by Tracy Salcedo, Author

The history of Yosemite National Park is as compelling as the waterfalls, monoliths, and peaks that have mesmerized visitors for more than a century. But what hikers see today in the iconic Yosemite Valley, as well as on the peaks in the high country and within the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, is a world away from the place Native Americans once called Ahwahnee, and from what gold-seekers and mountain men looked upon in the park's earliest days. 

Historic Yosemite National Park is a vibrant collection of stories about different aspects of Yosemite National Park's fascinating history, from the conservation works of pivotal characters such as writer John Muir and photographer Ansel Adams to the daring exploits of rock climbers and the natural forces that have shaped Yosemite's stunning vistas. These stories reveal why Yosemite National Park has inspired humankind for centuries.

Publisher: Lyons Press, June 3, 2016
Paperback: 232 pages

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About the Author: Tracy Salcedo has written guidebooks to a number of destinations in California and Colorado. Her most current books include Historic Yosemite National Park, a book of essays describing the natural and human history of the nation's oldest park, and Hiking Through History San Francisco, which traverses the history-rich parklands around the Bay Area. Her best-selling title is Best Easy Day Hikes Lake Tahoe, now in its third edition and featuring more than 25 short, spectacular hikes around the superstar lake of the Sierra Nevada. She has also written Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California, which describes 99 waterfalls on public lands in the northern part of the state. Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park is a favorite; Salcedo has hiked every path in California's best-kept-secret park. Other titles include Best Hikes Near Reno–Lake Tahoe, Best Hikes Near Sacramento, Best Rail-Trails California, Exploring California’s Missions and Presidios, Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and Best Easy Day Hikes guides to San Francisco’s Peninsula, San Francisco’s North Bay, San Francisco’s East Bay, San Jose, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Sacramento, Fresno, Boulder, Denver, and Aspen. She lives with her family in California’s Wine Country. You can learn more by visiting her website at