Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Queues in Nature

A couple of pictures while I recover from my father's 102nd birthday.
This photo is from the 1898 Yukon gold rush. Wannabe millionaires, virtually nobody came out of the Yukon richer than he went in, lined up to climb the Chilkoot Pass to the Canadian gold fields. The Canadian government required each man to have nearly a ton of food and equipment to cross the border so these men had to make several trips.
The National Park Service limits permits to climb Half Dome in Yosemite National Park to 300 daily visitors. Prior to that, on sunny summer weekend days climbers up this route lined with cables could number over 1000 and the scene up Half Dome would resemble the Chilkoot Pass in 1898.

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