Yo Semite Stage|
VIA MERCED AND COULTERVILLE
This Company runs it coaches from Merced, on the line of the
S. P. R. R. and S. J. V. R. R. via Snelling, Merced Falls, Coulterville,
Bower Cave, and the Merced Grove of Big Trees to Yo Semite. It is
also a delightful drive by private team; and private parties can vary
their route by returning via Wawona, the Mariposa Grove of Big
Trees, and Mariposa, back to Merced, making it one of the most en
joyable of trips.
Itinerary. Take carriage at El Capitan Hotel, Merced, at 6 A.M.
for Coulterville, forty-six miles distant, arriving at 3 P. M. of same
day. Spend the afternoon viewing the gold mines at Coulterville.
Next morning at six start to Yo Semite. Long lines of heavy tim
bered ridges, intersecting each other like waves of the sea, stretch to
the horizon on every hand. There is one very noticeable feature in
the scenery of the Sierras, it never grows monotonous or common
place, as new views open up at every turn in the road
Lunch at Hazel Green, thence on through Merced Grove of Big
Trees. From Buena Vista Gap, four miles easterly from the Merced
Grove, at an altitude of 5100 feet, the first glimpse of Yo Semite is ob
tained. Through Big Meadows we begin our descent and soon reach
Cascade Fall, in the lower end of the Valley. The road from here to
the hotels is constructed on the margin of the cliff-walled and boulder-
strewn canyon of the Merced River and is one of the most attractive
drives of the Valley.
This route to the Yo Semite is the shortest, easiest and cheapest
RATES OF ALL HOTELS ON THE WAY, $2.00 PER
Before choosing your route investigate the advantages of the
MERCED AND COULTERVILLE, as the rates are lower than those of any
other road to the Valley.