Fresno Bee columnist Carmen George, right, sits with George Whitmore, 85, at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park during a May 2016 interview.
Fresno Bee columnist Carmen George, right, sits with George Whitmore, 85, at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park during a May 2016 interview. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA Fresno Bee file
Fresno Bee columnist Carmen George, right, sits with George Whitmore, 85, at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park during a May 2016 interview. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA Fresno Bee file