The Journey to Yosemite

The Journey to Yosemite (HM1K1X)

Location: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 Mariposa County
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N 37° 43.439', W 119° 42.718'

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Tourism in Yosemite began long before it became a national park. In the 1850s, daring visitors endured long days of rugged travel on foot and horseback. Indian trails led them to never-to-be-forgotten views of Yosemite.

Entrepreneurs were soon competing to establish hotels and stage roads to cater to Yosemite-bound travelers. A rail line up the Merced Canyon to El Portal served passengers from 1907 to 1945.

The Lure of Falling Water
Reports of fabulous waterfalls tempted tourists to make the long and arduous trek to Yosemite. Engravings of waterfalls were among the first views of Yosemite ever published.

Early twentieth century Yosemite visitors could travel from San Francisco or Los Angeles to El Portal by train. From El Portal, they transferred to horse-drawn or motor carriages for the last few miles to Yosemite Valley.
HM NumberHM1K1X
Placed ByYosemite Fund
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Date Added Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 260984 N 4178653
Decimal Degrees37.72398333, -119.71196667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 43.439', W 119° 42.718'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 43' 26.34" N, 119° 42' 43.08" W
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Area Code(s)209
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near El Portal Rd, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK CA 95389, US
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