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  • With the stereoscope, the two pictures, separately, always looked somewhat alike: two views of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, say, or two views of the Grand Canyon.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • On the mantel, Mae was sure she could see a photo she recognized, of Mercer with his brothers and parents, on a trip they’d taken to Yosemite.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The walls are decorated with framed black-and-white photos of Yosemite, while the desk and shelves sport photos of a woman and two toddlers in matching outfits.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Yosemite.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • His arrival was greeted with full presidential courtesies—simultaneous 21-gun salutes from USS Gilmore and USS Yosemite in the harbor, and the playing of ruffles and flourishes followed by the national anthem by the Marine drum and bugle corps.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • As a sixteen-year-old he embarked on his first long solo trip, spending the summer of 1930 hitchhiking and trekking through Yosemite and Big Sur, ultimately winding up in Carmel.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The forest is a twelve-hundred-square-mile swath of pine and cedar stretched between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Graduate students at Cal Berkeley and climbers returning from, or on their way to, Yosemite held boozy parties on the ground floor late into the night.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Below us, at a place we hadn’t reached yet, it would plunge over high cliffs in a super-Yosemite fall.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • In them these skies and airs, these mountain peaks, Shasta, Nevadas, These huge precipitous cliffs, this amplitude, these valleys, far Yosemite, To be in them absorb’d, assimilated.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass

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  • Two oversized nails that used to hold up the framed Yosemite poster stick out from the wall, their heads dripping with blood.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • They took in the Indy 500, the Kentucky Derby, road-tripped down to Disneyland, and he guided her through the architecture of his personal cathedral at that time, the storied granite walls of Yosemite.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • On some weekends when the girls stayed with their father, he and Marina would drive to Yosemite, sleep in La Bamba, and climb peaks like Cathedral Spire all weekend.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He handled it poorly when, one cold afternoon in early spring, on their way to Yosemite, she suggested they splurge and stay at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel, a grand WPA-era jewel of rustic western architecture.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Christa came to visit him each year, and he’d try to explain his love for the mountains to his sister, driving her to Yosemite and tracing his finger along the half-dozen routes he’d taken up the monolithic granite slab of Half-Dome.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • An intrusion of diorite sculpted by ancient glaciers into a peak of immense and spectacular proportions, the Thumb is especially imposing from the north: Its great north wall, which had never been climbed, rises sheer and clean for six thousand feet from the glacier at its base, twice the height of Yosemite’s El Capitan.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The ranch itself, a low-slung timber building set into a forest clearing near Yosemite, had been set up by a former stuntman who refused to let his spinal injury limit the things he could do, and the online visitors book was full of happy and grateful holidaymakers who swore that he had changed the way they felt about their disabilities—and themselves.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • …nor perfume of foreign court or indoor library; But an odor I’d bring as from forests of pine in Maine, or breath of an Illinois prairie, With open airs of Virginia or Georgia or Tennessee, or from Texas uplands, or Florida’s glades, Or the Saguenay’s black stream, or the wide blue spread of Huron, With presentment of Yellowstone’s scenes, or Yosemite, And murmuring under, pervading all, I’d bring the rustling sea-sound, That endlessly sounds from the two Great Seas of the world.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Election Day, November, 1884 If I should need to name, O Western World, your powerfulest scene and show, ’Twould not be you, Niagara—nor you, ye limitless prairies—nor your huge rifts of canyons, Colorado, Nor you, Yosemite—nor Yellowstone, with all its spasmic geyser-loops ascending to the skies, appearing and disappearing, Nor Oregon’s white cones—nor Huron’s belt of mighty lakes—nor Mississippi’s stream: —This seething hemisphere’s humanity, as now, I’d name—the still small voice…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • "Perhaps it was his experience with solitude, being the lone American child among hundreds of Africans, or the nights he spent bivouacked three thousand feet up Yosemite’s Half Dome in the middle of a multiday climb, but Mortenson felt at ease.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And Mortenson, then a bullishly fit thirty-five-year-old, who had summited Kilimanjaro at age eleven, who’d been schooled on the sheer granite walls of Yosemite, then graduated to half a dozen successful Himalayan ascents, had no doubt when he arrived in May that he would soon stand on what he considered "the biggest and baddest summit on Earth.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
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