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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  • This is quite a steep and high hike to do, so keep in mind that the air will be very thin at the top after you've just walked a very steep hill. Take your time. The very top of Lembert dome offers a f...  more »
  • Nice hike through the trees and views of the meadow. You may see some deer or researchers. Only tricky part is the last bit going up the dome. You should use good footwear and have lunch on the top.  more »
  • This is a large Rocky Mountain is here when you climb on the rocks slip shoes go and overlooking the prairie landscape from the top of the sunglasses is essential is really beautiful
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