Very special thank you to Alex 'pepper flakes' McNaughton, Myla 'bad seed' Fay, Erin 'wired' Saver, Danny 'butters' Haber for sharing your experiences on the trail and helping us to complete this print!
***We encourage you to read up about the history of the Ahwahnechee people and the history of Yosemite. (There are two sides to John Muir.)
"Although every area that later became a national park was once utilized or inhabited by American Indians, only Yosemite National Park has ever included a native community within its boundaries. Indeed, Americans are able to cherish their national parks today only because Indians abandoned them involuntarily or were forcibly removed to reservations. Because Indian removal from Yosemite National Park occurred in the first half of this century, and not in the dusty old days of Indian wars and land grabs, the park's early history presents a unique opportunity for examining the basic ideals underpinning American conceptions of wilderness and their close links to ideas about Native Americans." -Mark Spence Dispossessing the Wilderness: Yosemite Indians and the National Park Ideal, 1864-1930