Aug 28, 2013 at 7:14 pm #1307066
d kBPL Member
We recently received a link on a Sierra Club leaders' forum to this website:
It contains photos of 1914 and 1915 Sierra Club outings to Yosemite. Lots of wonderful old shots of the area, and of historic figures.
These were digitized by Jim Lipman, whose father Robert Lipman took them all. In the 1914 set, Lipman is shown in photo #170. #39 shows a great pair of hobnailed boots. #162 shows William Colby, secretary of the Club for 46 years, under a massive tree in Hetch Hetchy valley (this was the last Sierra Club trip that was able to camp in the valley).
I hope that you enjoy seeing these as much as I did!Aug 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm #2019692
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
I enjoyed those old photos, and they weren't too bad considering the camera technology of the time.
–B.G.–Sep 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm #2022324
Amy LauterbachBPL Member
@drongobirdLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Thanks for posting this. I especially love the images that show people. Like this one:
http://jim.4lipmans.com/RLL/1914%20Sierra%20Club%20Outing/slides/1914Y%2002-10%20cap.htmlSep 6, 2013 at 5:28 am #2022355
Ken T.BPL Member
Check out her shoes on the left. Camp shoes.Sep 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm #2022454
d kBPL Member
Nice spotting, Ken! Camp moccasins? Maybe they could be made out of 1/8" CCF…
After posting this to the group of retirees I hike with, I found out that Jim Lipman is actually a member of that group, though he hasn't hiked with them since I started with the group so I hadn't met him. Small world! I wrote to him and got a very nice reply. Among other things, he said:
"When I see people on a Sierra Club Outing wearing a tie and sports coat-like coat, it is clearly another time. But if you look at the places where my father went on the 1915 Outing, you will see that it was clearly another time with regard to where people would go in those days. The 1915 trip was essentially a base camp at Tuolumne Meadows. On that trip my father went down to Waterwheel Falls, went over Mono Pass to Mono Lake and back, and went down to Mt. Ritter and back, and perhaps another trip. And this is all aside from hiking from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows and back to start and end the trip. Well, OK, they did have a month for all of this, I think. But I still am impressed at how ambitious they were in exploring the mountains."
I'm impressed at the amount of organization it must have taken to do this with all those people. Kind of like getting everyone to do that at a GGG, for a month…Sep 22, 2013 at 10:04 am #2026946
Dan DurstonBPL Member
Very cool. Hopefully one day Hetch Hetchy can start to recover.
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