Regarding “Thanks for the memories” (Letters, July 3): The letter about Yosemite Valley from 1934 to 1945 caused me to recall packing into the northern Yosemite backcountry with my dad during those years.
Fish were so plentiful you sometimes could catch one with your hands. Sanitary holes were few and well hidden.
Many places like Benson Lake had stoves. A telephone line had been strung, which occasionally worked.
Usually we were alone or had only one other party at the site. The trails were well-maintained. Fire permits came about 1940 and then were easily obtained. Yes, thanks for the memories.
Bill Minor, Oakdale