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Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Glacier Point Hotel

 
 
Glacier Point Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2013
1. Glacier Point Hotel Marker
Photograph captions: (left) Condition before revegetation, 1994; (center, top) View from Glacier Point Hotel balcony, 1960; (center, bottom) McCauley’s Mountain House, 1905; (right) Glacier Point Hotel, 1946.
Inscription. You are standing on the site of two famous Yosemite landmarks: McCauley’s Mountain House (1872-1969) and the Glacier Point Hotel (1917-1969). Both structures were built from trees cut down near this site. They both burned to the ground on the evening of July 9, 1969. Rather than rebuild the hotels, the National Park Service decided to reduce development and provide unimpaired views to all visitors.

Revegetation
For generations, Glacier Point has been one of the most popular destinations in all of Yosemite. Nearly one million visitors enjoy the magnificent vistas of the High Sierra and Yosemite Valley from this site each year. Glacier Point has suffered because of its popularity. The unhealed scars of heavy use, previous development, and the 1969 fire required substantial rehabilitation and revegetation in 1997.
 
Erected by Yosemite Fund.
 
Location. 37° 43.797′ N, 119° 34.405′ W. Marker is in Yosemite National Park, California, in Mariposa County. Marker can be reached from Glacier Point Road. Touch for map. This marker is located on the Glacier Point Trail, opposite the concessions store at Glacier Point. Marker is in this post office area: Yosemite National Park CA 95389, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Glacier Point Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2013
2. Glacier Point Hotel Marker
Half Dome is in the background.
other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Glacier Point (approx. ¼ mile away); LeConte Memorial Lodge (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Grand Lodge (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Ahwahnee Porte Cochere (approx. 1.2 miles away); Reawakening the Meadow (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Story of Half Dome (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Old Yosemite Village (approx. 1.3 miles away); A Home for Rangers (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yosemite National Park.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Ashes - National Park Service. It was 1871 when James McCauley obtained permission from the Yosemite Board of Commissioners to build and operate a toll trail to and from Yosemite Valley at the base of Sentinel Rock and climb over 3,000 feet to Glacier Point. (Submitted on May 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Glacier Point Hotel image. Click for full size.
3. Glacier Point Hotel
Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2013
4. Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 188 times this year. Last updated on January 15, 2017, by Andy P of Ellicott City, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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