Lembert Dome, Yosemite National Park

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Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Lembert Dome is a granite dome rock formation in Yosemite National Park in the US state of California. The dome soars 800 feet (240 m) above Tuolumne Meadows and the Tuolumne River and can be hiked starting at the Tioga Road in the heart of Tuolumne Meadows, 8 miles (13 km) west of the Tioga Pass Entrance to Yosemite National Park. The landform is an example of a rôche moutonnée with clear lee and stoss slopes.

Lembert Dome was named for Jean Baptiste Lembert, sometimes mistakenly referred to as John Lambert, who took up a homestead in a section of Tuolumne Meadows in 1865. By 1879 the Wheeler Survey referred to it as Soda Springs Dome. John Muir called it Glacier Rock.
Lembert Dome is near Puppy Dome, is also close to Dog Dome.
Rock climbers can scale the face from the parking lot just off the Tioga Road, but hikers can simply walk up the back side or take the challenging steeper trek up the face starting from just east of the parking lot. Many technical free climbing routes have been put up.
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  • nice from the short trail to soda springs. its behind you on your way to the springs but right in front of you on the way back through the meadow. Beautiful!  more »
  • Stopped at this dome the day after hiking Half Dome and my legs were still shot so I didn't do this shorter dome hike, but it would have provided an amazing view of the valley. Will definitely do it....  more »

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