Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 5 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, November 30, 2014.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mountain fencing~Friday's Fences~062212


Yesterday hubby and I took off for Yosemite National Park.  We spent the morning in the park and that afternoon we decided to drive up to the Hetch Hetchy reservoir.  The HH reservoir fulfills the water needs of the city of San Francisco.  Unfortunately, the dam completely ruined the second most beautiful valley in the Sierra Nevada, the Hetch Hetchy.  It was really sad to see it completely full of water.  John Muir vigorously fought the building of this dam, but after the earthquake of 1906, it was full steam ahead to develop it.  The park brochure has a photo from the 1890's of the Hetch Hetchy valley and it was very similiar to the valley in Yosemite~lush grass meadows with high granite cliffs.  The cliffs are still there, but the meadows are submerged now.  Anyway, on the road to the HH, we saw a couple of abandoned farms, including this one. Of course I had to stop and take photos of the fences!  Friday's Fences for June 22, 2012.  If you wish to visit Friday's Fences, please go to:   http://lifeaccordingtojanandjer.blogspot.com/

6 comments:

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show. Wishing you a good weekend. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Tanya said...

sad...things are always a-changin....nice entry for ff!

Amy Burzese said...

That's a beautiful place. A shame about the HH valley. Sometimes progress takes away our beautiful landscape. You have to wonder what is best.

Elaine said...

Interesting history and nice photographs.

Jan n Jer said...

Shame a once beautiful valley is ruined by man!!! Sometimes things should just be left alone! Love you fence shots...so charming!

Sherry said...

Love photographing old homesteads/farms - amazing that their fences hold up through the years.