Women have played an important—though often hidden—role in shaping the history of Yosemite National Park.High Country Women reveals the contributions made by these strong and independent pioneers, such as:
Meet these remarkable women and more like them, both historic and contemporary, in High Country Women: Pioneers of Yosemite National Park.
- Clare Hodges, who seized her opportunity to be the nation’s first woman park ranger.
- Jessie Fremont, who campaigned for protecting Yosemite from developers.
- Florence Hutchings, who spent every moment exploring Yosemite’s backcountry, and who had a mountain and lake named after her.
- Sally Dutcher and Elizabeth Pershing, who in 1875 and 1876 were the first women to climb Half Dome.
- Lynn Hill and Beth Rodden, who in recent decades became legendary climbers in Yosemite.
- Ta-bu-ce (Maggie Howard), a Paiute who lived humbly in the traditional manner and taught Yosemite visitors her tribe’s customs.