I never did find out who Elmer was but the tradition of calling for him still remains.
I have since taken my wife and kids to Yosemite and have told them of my experiences watching the Firefall.
They delayed the event so he could complete the call and see it. It describes the firefall in great detail and is written on envelope and letterhead of Camp Curry.
If you are interested, please view this link: Letter on ebay. Rachel My grandfather, Ansel Hall was the first Chief Naturalist for the National Park Service. When he i d in 1963 his ashes were pushed over with "the fire fall".
To make the Firefall project complete, I am encouraging readers of this history to submit their own remembrances, contributions, and suggestions.
I'd like to make the history a thorough one, and it certainly could not be complete without the contributions of those who have witnessed the Firefall firsthand, or of those who have followed its story and have interesting additions they'd like to share.
” – rang out, yelled up from where we were at Camp Curry, at the base of Glacier Point, 3000 feet up to the top of Glacier Point. ” was then yelled back down from the top of Glacier Point to us all down below.I was born on October 4, 1968, so the date recorded here of the last Firefall date has to be incorrect, as I could not possibly have seen what I saw from within my Mother's womb!I was less than one year old, so it had to be an impact moment for me to remember it as vividly as I do!Could you please suggest someone I could interview on the phone about this topic? Growing up in Simi Valley Ca, during the early 1960's , one of my best childhood memories was of the family camping trips to Yosemite.We went every year and for 5 or 6 years, no other place would do for family camping.