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Lembert Dome, Yosemite National Park

Categories: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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.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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  • This is a beautiful location with a nice hike and was the first place we stopped to enjoy the scenery after coming over Tioga Pass. By itself it would be a jewel, but it doesn't quite measure up to th...  read more »
  • Not too physical (even if it goes wrong but very well laid out) very nice hiking. View the top very well, giddy. For the more brave (or crazy) some go up at the top of the peak. A dizzying climb on the rock allow access. For the more cautious (not not fearful, I say careful!) point of view to the arrival of the dome is already exceptional!
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  • The most awesome natural spectacle in California is the drive through Yosemite. If you are going to be above Yosemite Valley along Tioga Road, make this hike a part of the trip. Approximately 2 hours ...  read more »
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