The Pioneer Yosemite History Center in Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
The Pioneer Yosemite History Center is a collection of historic structures which were established throughout Yosemite National Park and relocated to Wawona in the 1950's and 1960's to illustrate the fascinating story of the park's growth and development.
On return from the hike to the leisurely oasis at Swinging Bridge, time is taken to conduct an hour-long tour of this very interesting assembly of historic buildings which represent a few of the pioneers responsible for developing what became Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
The historical covered bridge crosses the South Fork of the Merced River and allows access to a short circle tour of structures which performed a significant role in the development of Yosemite National Park in California, USA.
Under overcast skies with a light, refreshing drizzle, a stop into the Wawona General Store is undertaken to check it out and do a bit of shopping.
A copy of 'Off the Wall: Death in Yosemite' is purchased to augment similar publications for Death in Grand Canyon National Park and Death in Yellowstone National Park.
These books provide excellent preparation for trip research, always entertaining, often tragic, sometimes macabre, but an important source of suggestions for activity to be avoided or places where extreme caution is prudent. At the very least, each is a fascinating read.
Next stop en route to Yosemite Valley is a short easy hike to the base of infamous Bridalveil Falls.