Lembert Dome, Yosemite National Park

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Lembert Dome is a granite dome rock formation in Yosemite National Park in the US state of California. The dome soars 800ft above Tuolumne Meadows and the Tuolumne River and can be hiked starting at the Tioga Road in the heart of Tuolumne Meadows, 8mi 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.
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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  • It is a very beautiful beauty, with a great rock. We had a great stay here. It seemed to require some attention.
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  • One of the many points that you can meet along the Tioga Road and that deserves a stop, maybe even without doing the trail that leads to the top. Very particular, right on the other side of the river, we liked both from the panoramic point of view and for the presence of some groundhog. Parking is pretty much right at the beginning of the trail but it is impossible to not find, although it is not very big.
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