The Journalist

The photography of Carleton Watkins was instrumental in…

The photography of Carleton Watkins was instrumental in persuading distant legislators to save Yosemite from homesteaders and speculators. “Watkins came to the Valley in 1861, a self-taught expert in the new wet-plate process of photography, with twelve mules to carry his fragile glass plates and his enormous Dallmeyer lens,” reported historian Donald Worster. We have […]

Philip Kramer is the author of one volume – Hiking the…

Philip Kramer is the author of one volume – Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California –of the new Mountaineers Books guidebook series. He spent three years hiking, photographing, writing and researching the PCT from Tuolumne Meadows to the Oregon/California border. The book has been available for about a year. In the process Kramer walked […]