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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Thank you for your comment, Mel. Good to here from you. Yes, we have enjoyed excellent hiking experiences together in Arizona's Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon National Park, Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park, Montana's Glacier National Park and most recently, Yosemite National Park in California. These specific missions have special features which compare favorably to the wonder of the wilderness in Alberta, Canada where we enjoy our own mountains and river valleys. A good hiking partner is a treasure and we have proven many times we can work well together. Each person's formula is different.

Great job on all your pictures and comments... makes it all worthwhile to read what we did on the Yosemite trip... Loved this trip and looking forward to next... We are lucky to have each other as hiking partners... loved your comment on the detour and stopping to take pictures on the return from Mirror Lake.

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