Muir and Roosevelt, Yosemite Valley

Happy 100th, National Park System


It’s surely one of the most important camping trips in American history. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt accompanied John Muir on a visit to Yosemite. Muir joined Roosevelt in Oakland, California, for the train trip downstate to Raymond. The presidential entourage then traveled by stagecoach into the park. While traveling to the park, Muir told the president about state mismanagement of…