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Base Camp Book, 1953
Sierra Club
Carlson, Mildred
Collard, Jane
Dorris, William
Dunbar, Florence
Gamero, Toni
Glass, Gerald
Kehrlein, Frances
Kehrlein, Oliver
Koontz, James
Lewis, Rose
Lion, Ernest
Lynch, Ruth
MacBride, James
McGee, Clare
Muessdorffer, Reynold
Nash, Scudder
Payne, Frances
Pearce, Owen
Raven, Peter
Rihn, Richard
Serr II, Eugene
Serr III, Eugene
Voge, Hervey
Youngquist, Cliff
Zivnuska, John
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Sierra Club, William E. Colby Memorial Library
California Revealed from Sierra Club Library
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This book documents the 1953 Sierra Club Base Camp outings, the largest attended up to this date, with 576 participants over six weeks. This trip was held in Mono Valley along Mill Creek near Mono Lake on the east side of the California Sierra Nevada. The book documents the activities of participants, including a survey of the glaciation of the Mono Creek Watershed; a study of volcanism on the Volcanic Knob Plateau; notes on the 594 species of plants collection for the California Academy of Sciences; bird inventories; and accounts of various hikes and climbs. Additionally, there are many creative works included in the book, such as poems and songs reportedly sung around the camp fire, as well as drawings. Numerous black and white photographs of the Base Camp participants and surrounding area are also included.
11 x 8 3/8 in.
384 Pages of 384
796.52 Si17b, 1953 c. 2
Sierra Club
Sierra Club, William E. Colby Memorial Library
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