Wonderful Glacier Point
Today: Sunny, breezy. Highs 69 to 77 at 5000 feet...59 to 67 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 55 mph over higher elevations.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 58 at 5000 feet...40 to 48 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, south winds around 25 mph in the evening. Gusts up to 45 mph over higher elevations.
Tomorrow: Sunny, windy. Highs 66 to 74 at 5000 feet...57 to 65 at 8000 feet. South winds 25 to 30 mph over higher elevations. Gusts up to 45 mph over higher elevations.
The Glacier Point Road was built in 1882. For those who did not want to hike or ride a horse up the steep trails, the road was a most welcome idea. However, the idea of providing a passenger lift to Glacier Point was not a welcomed one!
Although the trail from Nevada Fall to Glacier Point was built in 1885, it was planned as early as 1887, to provide a passenger lift to this famous vantage point. The plan progressed as far as the making of a primary survey.
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