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Half Dome

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Yosemite Hiking Excursion
98%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountaineering
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Owner description: Major rock formation in Yosemite.
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed. Find a spot in the valley to sit and look at the lovely shape and setting of this wonderful landmark in Yosemite.

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

When you think of Yosemite, you think of Half Dome. You'll probably see it many times as you drive throughout the park. I did not do the hike, which I hear is thrilling, but hopefully next time!

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bakersfield, CA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

So many different areas in the park to view it. From sunrise to sunset, continue taking photos as each one will be different and all beautiful!!

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Walnut Creek, CA
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Such an awe inspiring spot. Best views are from Glacier point where one sees it from the side. Another suggestion is to hike into Mirror Lake where you are right at the base of half dome looking straight up onto this sheared off dome. SO stunning and breathtaking.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Get a permit and day hike Half Dome from Little Yosemite Valley. The walk up the cables is exhilarating, and the views are spectacular.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

It must to see! The gigant monolit rock, seen from any direction of Yosemity park. And from each different point it will be the other view and other impression. From Glacier point, from the foot of rock - from Mirror kale, and from upper point in Tyoga pass - the great Dome is dominant of lanscape.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

These days you need to get reservations in advance to climb Half Dome. You must leave early, at dawn, take lots of water ( people still don't listen to this advice) and be in good shape. It's crowded and dangerous once you get on the rock. Shoes and gloves are important to have a good grip because many people have... More

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Grafton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Simply put, you can't beat the view! You HAVE to see it for yourself! Overall wonderful time and anywhere in Yosemite is worth a visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This unique hike is not for the weak of heart or social hiker - it's 8.5 miles straight up on a rough trail which includes steps and finally, the cables! For some of us it is the closest we'll ever get to being on top of the world. And so Worth It!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

How many people do you know that has hiked on top of Half Dome. There's a lot of people that have seen it from Glacier Point or Yosemite Valley. But only a very small percentage of people actually have the will and the strength to hike up to the peak. To hike half dome you will need a permit which... More

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