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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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  • 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 »
  • I don't think I'll ever be able to forget how spectacular this natural wonder is. Not to be missed. It is almost as though one can't tear one's eyes away. I've never seen any photo, even Ansel...  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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