LeConte Memorial Lodge - Yosemite - Hiking California

 

LeConte Memorial is a National Historic Landmark in Yosemite National Park, California, USA.

 

 

During frequent trips through the east end of Yosemite Valley, a portion of the routine is passing an impressive stone structure reminiscent of a church.  On completion of the hike of the Merced River Canyon for close views of Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall in the 'Merced River Grand Staircase', there is time to stop and learn more about this building called LeConte Memorial Lodge.  The impressive structure is located on the extension of Southside Drive near Curry Village, 3,200 ft (975.4 m) beneath Glacier Point at the east end of Yosemite Valley.

 

LeConte Memorial Lodge - Yosemite National Park, California, USA

 

The stone meeting place honors Joseph LeConte who was a founding member of the Sierra Club and a pioneer in the development and protection of Yosemite National Park.  Unfortunately, the building is closed but a few minutes are taken for a brief walking tour around the historic, Y-shaped building.

 

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Joseph LeConte, his relationship with the Sierra Club, and the early days of Yosemite National Park in California, USA is an interesting story worthy of pursuit. 

The LeConte Memorial Lodge is a National Historic Landmark.

 

 

 

 

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