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Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

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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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  • I did a 3 day back packing trip into Yosemite with the highlight a trip up the cables to the top of Half Dome! It was a bucket list trip!! 
    I did a 3 day back packing trip into Yosemite with the highlight a trip up the cables to the top of Half Dome! It was a bucket list trip!!  more »
  • We hiked up half dome last weekend. We were a group of 6 (3 adults-2M/1F in their late forties, two 17 yrs old boys and one 13 yr old girl). The adults had been practicing hiking every Sunday for... 
    We hiked up half dome last weekend. We were a group of 6 (3 adults-2M/1F in their late forties, two 17 yrs old boys and one 13 yr old girl). The adults had been practicing hiking every Sunday for...  more »
  • Half Dome is exactly what it is a rock shaped as a half dome. This icon can be viewed from all over the valley as it dominates more so than El Capitan. 
    Half Dome is exactly what it is a rock shaped as a half dome. This icon can be viewed from all over the valley as it dominates more so than El Capitan.  more »
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  • It's so beautiful that I lack words to describe it.
  • Best views: from the Centennial Bridge and the Glacier Point.
  • A place that let me know that humans are protected from nature.
  • Clean crisp air and breathtaking views.
  • Very interesting and unique looking rock.

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