ROCK UPON ROCK, SNOW UPON SNOW, Yosemite National Park, Parson's

Yosemite National Park, Parsons Memorial Lodge


Skiing from Glen Aulin in 1973, the clouds began to lower and thicken, and the wind more brisk. Late in the day route-finding became more difficult, and we followed the meandering course of the Tuolumne River. About the time it started to snow, and we were looking for a place to camp, we skied up to the front door of Parsons Lodge. Incredible! Instead of a stormy night in a wind-blown tent, we were able to spend the night in this well-placed shelter. Warm and dry, we cooked a stroganoff dinner by a roaring fire, crawled into our sleeping bags, and fell soundly asleep.

Note: Parsons Memorial Lodge is a National Historic Landmark operated by the National Park Service. It is used for workshops, slideshows and other presentations. According to the NPS, overnight use is no longer allowed.

From Rock Upon Rock, Snow Upon Snow; Skiing Across Yosemite National Park.

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