Writing this book was a much longer process than I first anticipated, but it was an enjoyable period of time nonetheless. Further, publishing it required more than just my time. Many people graciously lended their expertise to this project, including editing, proofreading, and design.
This book would not have been possible without help from the following people. Susan Greenleaf, for her art and encouragement. Mark Scrimenti, for his excellent edits. Dannique Aalbu for always being there. Tressa Gibbard for her keen eye. Jean Redle for her attention to detail. The team of proofreaders including Sharon, Lauren, Brandon, Mary Clare, Van, Mary Ann, and Paxton. The living spirit of Yosmite, Stu Kuperstock. Beryl Knauth for her friendship and knowledge of the Golden Age. Tamara for our recent conversations about Yosemite’s climbing history. Roger Derryberry and Mary Lou Long for their friendship and sharing. Nancy and the Inyo County Library. And tons of encouragement from Bud, Dan M., and Kim. Thank you to the interpreters at Yosemite National Park for doing a great job, especially in preserving Yosemite’s rich cultural history, and the Yosemite Archive for preserving loads of documents and making them easily available.
Finally, there are many people not mentioned here but who helped indirectly through their friendship or mentorship over the years, including many in Yosemite. Thank you.