Yosemite National Park: U.S. National Park Service in Charge of Information, 1920. First Edition. Tall 12mo. 98 pp. Fold map; 2 single page maps. Stiff tan wrappers with black illustration of Half-Dome in Yosemite Valley and black lettering. Minor wear, small scrape to spine end, else a fine copy. Item #19256
Ansel F. Hall (1894 - 1962) was an American naturalist and the first Chief Naturalist and first Chief Forester of the United States National Park Service. From 1920 to 1923, Hall served as the first Park Naturalist of Yosemite National Park, where he established innovative interpretative programs, founded the Yosemite Museum Association, made geological models and native crafts, mounted natural history specimens, and edited the seminal Handbook of Yosemite National Park, published in 1921. In this book, Hall provides practical information concerning the many short excursions from Yosemite, including a brief description of Yosemite Valley, its scenic features, and the immediately adjacent portion of the Sierras with each trail and road in the vicinity.