Packing My Haul Bag in Yosemite, early 1970s

Packing My Haul Bag in Yosemite, early 1970s

Camp 4, Yosemite Valley, early 1970s. At that time there were no camp sites, or a real parking lot. Camp 4 was, and still is, known as the campground for rock climbers. We all felt that the park service wanted to keep us out of sight. I guess they didn't want a whole bunch of long hair, dusty and unshaven, climbers to be seen by the clean-cut tourists; it would have been bad for business.
on Jan 18, 2010 11:29 am
Image Type(s): Rock Climbing
Image ID: 590267


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Charles - Feb 12, 2010 5:50 am - Voted 10/10

Herbie rules!

Lovely shot - like it very much


Marcsoltan - Feb 12, 2010 9:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Herbie rules!

Thank you very much, Charles. I wish I could have kept the little car. It would have been a museum piece.
cheers, Marc


Woodswalker - Aug 2, 2014 6:23 am - Voted 10/10

VW Bug

Nice shot. My first car was a 1973 VW Beetle. Sold it out in LA for a thousand bucks in the 1983. Was in Yosemite in the 60's and 70's with my parents. Good memories!


Marcsoltan - Aug 2, 2014 5:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: VW Bug

Thanks Woodswalker. My Bug was already old when I bought it in the early 70s. But, that poor thing took me everywhere I wanted to go. When I sold mine it paid only enough to buy insurance for my new car. Like you said, "Good Memories!"

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Aug 2, 2014 7:00 am - Voted 10/10

Good memories indeed!

Great pic, Marc. Really i like it!
A pleasant week end to you!
Ciao and Cheers, Silvia


Marcsoltan - Aug 2, 2014 5:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Good memories indeed!

Thank you very much Silvia.
Good memories are like a good foundation for a happy life when we get old.
Have a great week ahead,
Ciao e grazie,

foster fanning

foster fanning - Aug 3, 2014 1:09 am - Hasn't voted

VW Bug Camping...

Great shot. Owned a number of them (usually just to keep one running) and camped out of them a lot. Even took out the rear and passenger seats decked the interior in plywood and custom cut a pad for diagonal sleeping for the relief driver.


Marcsoltan - Aug 3, 2014 11:47 am - Hasn't voted

Re: VW Bug Camping...

Great story Foster! Thanks.
No, for me this was my only bug. That's only because my old climbing buddy was a VW mechanic, as well as being a chemist, who could keep it running and trouble shoot on the road.


boyblue - Aug 29, 2014 12:39 am - Voted 10/10

Count me in!

My first car was a VW Beetle which I bought in the early 70's. It had a '65 body on a '64 chassis (or vice-versa... I've since forgotten). Its best feature was a sunroof (that didn't leak!). An excellent vehicle! I wish I still had it, but I traded it in when I bought a VW Bus in '76. (Wish I still had that one, too! :-) )


Marcsoltan - Aug 29, 2014 10:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Count me in!

Hi Gordon, This VW bug took me all over the place. Like you, I wish I still had mine too. I regret to say that when I sold it on the side of the street off of a hand written "for sale" sign, it was barely enough to pay for the insurance for my next car.

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