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.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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  • September 14, 2017
    This is a great day hike from Tioga Pass. The view from the top rivals any of the others in the park. You need good shoes to tackle the last hundred yards to the top, but other than that it is a climb...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    moderate uphill trail but short. then hit granite dome - climb if you dare...for awesome 360 view of toulumne meadows/valley. i was nervous but did it  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    We passed this going towards the Tioga pass. There were meadows full of deer next to it. It was good to see but no where as specular as Half dome or El Capitan. Definitely worth seeing the views of th...  more »

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Yosemite National Park offers something for everyone. Choose from upscale or historic hotels, a well-appointed lodge, motel rooms, rustic cabins, canvas tent cabins, and developed campgrounds. Yosemite Village in the heart of the valley is the most convenient place to stay, but other accommodations line the roads leading to the village. If you can't secure a place inside the park, try the various lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and motels on the roads leading in from the west. Staying any further out can cost you valuable time that you could be spending hiking, biking, and sightseeing. To escape from the crowds in the valley, reserve a campsite at Crane Flat or Hodgdon Meadow, which are far enough out to provide solitude but close enough to reach major valley attractions in less than half an hour. Campgrounds along Tioga Road see even fewer crowds. If you plan to visit in summer, you must reserve accommodations (even campsites) well in advance, as Yosemite remains extremely popular with both visitors from afar and those based in California.
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