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Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

#3 of 22 in Nature in Yosemite National Park
Must see · Lookout · Geologic Formation
Half Dome is a granite dome at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California. It is a well-known rock formation in the park, named for its distinct shape. One side is a sheer face while the other three sides are smooth and round, making it appear like a dome cut in half. The granite crest rises more than 4,737 ft (1,444 m) above the valley floor.

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  • Utterly Fantastic views. We were lucky to have a clear day, and actually see a thunderstorm in the distance.  more »
  • Take a look at a picture at this majestic piece of granite. Now close your eyes and imagine it is 10x bigger than the picture makes it out to be… Yeah. It’s that awesome…  more »
  • Very long and strenuous but very rewarding day hike.
  • It was quiet and enjoyable when we visited in February 2021. A place for meditation indeed.

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