Looking Up Hetch Hetchy Valley from Surprise Point 1908 Photo by Isaiah West Taber
Hetch Hetchy Landscape Garden Photo by Herbert W. Gleason
Wapama or Hetch Hetchy FallWapama or Hetch Hetchy Fall "It is the counterpart of the Yosemite Fall, but has a much greater volume of water, is about 1,700 feet in height, and appears to be nearly vertical though considerably inclined, and is dashed into huge out bounding bosses of foam on the projecting knobs of its jagged gorge." - John Muir
Kolana Rock in Hetch Hetchy Photo by Herbert W. Gleason "The most strikingly picturesque rock in Hetch Hetchy Valley is a majestic pyramid over 2,000 feet in height which is called by the Indians 'Kolana.' It is the outermost of a group like the Cathedral Rocks of Yosemite and occupies the same relative position on the south wall." - John Muir
Hetch Hetchy from Southside Trail Photo by Herbert W. Gleason
Giant Oaks in the Fern Gardens of Hetch-Hetchy Photos by J. N. LeConte and F.M. Fultz, 1907.
Wapama Falls Meadow Photo by Isaiah West Taber "From Rancheria Mountain, in one morning, we dropped down six thousand feet to Hetch Hetchy Valley, where we spent two days in luxurious idleness, renewing acquaintance with its rocks, walls, cascades, trees, and flowers -- old friends whom many of us had known, but had not seen for years, and for whome we found time had not loosened our ties of affection. As we left the valley early in the morning, each breathed a silent prayer that this temple of the gods, with its stupendous walls and magnificent falls, its picturesque oaks sheltering innumerable birds that keep the air vibrant with their joyous songs, its velvety meadows resplendent with ferns and flowers, its limpid stream offering new charms at every bend in its winding length, and Kolana Rock, the presiding deity of the valley, brilliant in the rays of the rising sun, --- that this valley, with its charms and inspirations, should not be transformed into an unsightly storage reservoir to satisfied the yet unjustified demand of a municipality at the irreparable expense of the nation.” - Robert W. Price
Hetch Hetchy Meadow at Foot of the Trail Photo by Joseph N. Le Conte
Tuolumne River in the Upper Hetch Hetchy Valley Before the Dam Photograph by J. N. LeConte
Fall in the Main Tuolumne River at the Head of Hetch Hetchy Valley Photograph by J. N. LeConte
Kolana Rock from the Lower Hetch Hetchy Valley Photograph by J. N. LeConte
View from the South Side of Hetch Hetchy Near the Lake Eleanor Trail Photo by Herbert W. Gleason
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