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Half Dome

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountaineering
Traveler Description: NOTE: As of January 4th, 2013, Permits are still required seven days a week. For day hikers, permits are once again available by lottery.  The... more »
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Oakland CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This place will knock your socks off and then some! People travel to see, to climb and just to bask in the glow of Half-Dome.

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Vancouver, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you travel to Yosemite, be sure to position yourself at least one night in order to see the sunset on Half Dome. Wow!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I did the hike in 1 day and I feel like I was not able to enjoy as much as the people who camped on the way. It is 25Km round trip and the worst is when you are heading up the Dome before you get to the cables. There are a lot of steps and most people ran out... More

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Kingsburg, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

One of the best pics I ever took was of this place. If you get a chance to go see it, take that chance and bring your camera.

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Albany, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This says it all! The rock was so well lit up in the later afternoon. It is just one of the amazing sights available at Yosemite! Look for rock climbers scaling the rock face!

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

So many different areas you can view the iconic Half Dome. Pictures can never do it justice. Truly spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Hiking Half Dome was an amazing experience consisting of sweat, tears of joy, and greater appreciation for nature! Make sure to read the national park website and tripadvisor forum for hints/advices. Do get a permit a ahead of time and plan out your itinerary accordingly! You won't regret it!

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Lodi, California, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

During our trip and the different spots we stopped we saw all the different views of Half a Dome. It's really gorgeous. My husband when he was little with his Boy Scout troop actually climbed to the top of it. I know this was a high light for him.

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A great hike but with the permit enforcements, kind of takes the fun away from doing this hike. I don't want an appointment to take a hike. Living in Los Angeles is crazy enough, let alone making an appointment to get a permit to hike a mountain.

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I've been visiting YNP for almost a decade now and finally I was able to climb the HALF DOME PEAK. It wasn't a joke. First, you have to enter a lottery for your name to be picked to hike the dome. It took 3 years for my name to be picked :( It was worth the wait. My hubby and... More

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