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throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Feb 11, 2013 - 11:10am PT
I've been holding my breath through the tunnel all my life...still do. My dad would slow down till we turned blue.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
BBA, Wow!!...Those pictures are classic .. Was your grandfather's wooden sculpture - at the head table?

ps, I'm sure Mouse does not mind you putting up more pictures..(-;...

Pss, Thanks for the link, i will check it out later.

T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
In the early 80s a crew was doing some repairs or something in there. I was impressed that they had a break area in one of the turn-outs complete with VCR/ TV playing some cheezey movie no doubt. Fairly high tech for the time.
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Feb 11, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
It was our family (kids) tradition to try to hold our breath while driving through the tunnel. It's pretty tough unless dad's breaking the speed limit! The echos and sounds possible in there are so cool; plus, being deliberate to go there late at night makes it a special place in many ways.

The tunnel, the Ahwahnee, sledding, Chinquapin and Lodge Lounge additions are not only cool, they fit here so well. The human history of Yosemite Valley is an immeasurable part of what is valuable today and forever. Nature will win over what is there today and was there yesterday, but the history of us and our friends will pass along unless we document it. Fondly, I recall those long rainy days drying out in the lounge listening to some acoustic guitar/singer and hearing all the stories of everyone else who were also constantly looking out those huge windows to the drippy, slushy valley. . . .
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Feb 12, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
Fantastic!
Credit: pyro
thank's for the share!
Credit: pyro
the dog sled where in yosmite was that at?

p.s. in the winter time i've seen the huge icicles hanging from Wawona tunnel while driving under them :/

WBraun

climber
Feb 12, 2013 - 06:16pm PT
My guess that sled run was just a few hundred feet down the street from the "LeConte Memorial Lodge".

Take a look sometime and you'll "see".

It's not obvious to most people at all .....
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2013 - 10:15am PT
Credit: Ansel Adams
Notorious for thread drift himself, Mouse ponders the subject as he drives through the tunnel and hits the brakes just in time warp to switch the subject back to the present he got for Christmas in 1954, a Robbie Robot.
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