PofE 020: What Everybody Ought to Know About Ansel Adams

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Thousand Island Lake (2997m) and Banner Peak (...Thousand Island Lake (2997m) and Banner Peak (3943m), looking southwest from John Muir Trail/Pacific Crest Trail at 3080m, in the Ansel Adams Wilderness of the Sierra Nevada, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

His Challenges

  • Born in San Francisco, California on February 20, 1902.
  • His parents were upper-class and his father owned a lumber business that was created by his grandfather.
  • During the aftershocks of the April 18, 1906 earthquake, he was tossed into a wall and broke his nose. He was four years old.
  • He was frequently sick and diagnosed with hypochondria.
  • He fell in love with nature at a young age. He and his family were close to Lobos Creek, Baker Beach, and Lands End.
  • His father’s business dropped after the grandfather’s death and the Panic of 1907. Their lifestyle changed drastically.