After yesterday’s little “out of this world” excursion, we’re back in Yosemite National Park today. I’ve said this several times already but, until you actually visit Yosemite, you can’t be prepared for the enormous scale of the place. This is no more true than at Glacier Point which offers undoubtedly the most spectacular view I’ve ever seen.
From here, you can see a complete 180 degree vista of the valley with Half Dome (above) directly in front of you, Nevada Falls to the right and, way to the left, Yosemite Falls. It’s truly breathtaking.
Half Dome rises over 4700 feet above the floor of the valley. If you are fit, you can take an 8 mile hiking trail that gets you to the top of the dome and, if you are super-fit, you can actually climb the main face. Apparently this is extremely difficult and takes several days, requiring you to sleep a couple of times against the vertical face on the way up. Personally, I was quite happy looking at it from afar.
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