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Yosemite Nature Notes 6: Maps

Maps
June 23, 2009

When Joseph Walker passed through in 1833, there were none, but today, thousands of maps portray the landscape of Yosemite National Park. From a state land grant created during the Civil War, to computer mapping and modern resource management, these maps also tell the story of the protection of Yosemite.

 
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Peaks in Huangshan

Yosemite and Huangshan are sister parks. Huangshan, which protects over 77 magnificent granite peaks 3,000 feet (1,000 m) or higher, is one of China's most famous and sacred scenic areas. Countless poems and writings dating back 2,200 years attest to its beauty. More...