Project overview: Build on recent geological discoveries to update, develop, and install new interpretive displays at the historic Glacier Point Geology Hut.

How your support helps: Erected by Yosemite Conservancy in 1924 and celebrating its centennial this year, the historic Geology Hut (also known as the Trailside Museum) and its scenic vistas are among the premier attractions at Glacier Point. The hut has the oldest set of interpretive displays in the park about Yosemites incredible geology, and the current displays do not equal the grandeur of the setting. In collaboration with Yosemite’s Division of Interpretation and Education, this project will create enhanced and new content that build on the hut’s long history of using interpretive displays to educate visitors about Yosemite’s incredible geography. 

This year: In 2024 and 2025, this project will create new geology content (text and illustrations), design five highpressure laminate display panels, and install the panels at the Geology Hut.

Project partners: Yosemite National Park; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of California, Berkeley

Greg Stock

Physical Sciences and Landscape Ecology, Yosemite National Park

Project Notes

"Built by the Yosemite Conservancy in 1924, and thus celebrating its centennial next year, the hut and its scenic vistas are one of the premier attractions at Glacier Point, with a long history of interpretive displays educating visitors about Yosemite's incredible geology."