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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountaineering
Description: Major rock formation in Yosemite.
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Guided Half Dome Hike

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Magnificent view

Half dome can be seen from a number of locations. Fascinating to see the different views. Try to photograph in early morning and late afternoon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Adventureman1492
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Half dome can be seen from a number of locations. Fascinating to see the different views. Try to photograph in early morning and late afternoon.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

You could spend a lifetime observing the changing light on Half Dome, photographing it in sun and shade, stark contrasts and grainy textures. Many have. Half Dome is the iconic symbol of Yosemite Park. You have to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You can't miss Half Dome from almost anywhere in the park. We only saw it from a distance and photographed it form many angles. This is a beautiful large rock formation which has been there since the glaciers moved thru millions of years ago.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It has been 2 decades plus since I was last here. It is still as majestic as ever. Walk thru the meadows for a better view and photo opportunities. Glacier point is closed during the winter though. Next time we will trek to Half-dome. Drove thru the 140 going there which made my friends gasp as we drove the winding... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you stand next to the Higher/Lower Waterfall at Sunset and look up at the Half Dome - you will totally love what you see! (Write me a thank you note!:)) Also - for those wanting to trek up the Half Dome - Note that it is only open certain times of the year, and there is apparently also some... More 

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Bridgeport, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is the most iconic image of Yosemite and it is truly amazing from every vantage point. We first saw it from Olmstead Point, then came back on the lower part of 120 to the valley floor, and onto Glacier Point. Since it was November, we didn't get a chance to even think about hiking Half Dome since the cables... More 

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Atllanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I should have titled my review, and please do not be offended, "how I almost crapped my pants on half dome." Please read further and you will understand that this was a natural biological response to shear terror. I can honestly say that I am amazed the park system actually lets people hike to the summit of half dome. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The most iconic image of Yosemite is Half Dome. It has a different beauty at different times of the year and day and from different parts of the park. HOWEVER, climbing to the top of Half Dome is a real achievement. The view from the top is awesome, but the sense of accomplishment is also thrilling. Notice how the flowers... More 

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San Diego, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Go to Mirror Lake in the afternoon and see the reflection of Half Dome in the "Lake", which is not really a lake, but an open place in the river. This area changes every year depending upon the amount of rainfall and flooding. The area is normally very beautiful and tranquil, unless there are a horde of little screeching kids... More 

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Itajai, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It's hard to up on the top, but it's very beutiful around it. You can see the Half Dome in many places of park

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