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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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The most unbelievable hike ever! I read so many reviews and blogs before going that I just wanted to get it done! Seriously read a variety so details stick with you. Everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The most unbelievable hike ever! I read so many reviews and blogs before going that I just wanted to get it done! Seriously read a variety so details stick with you. Everything paid off for me. I did the 2 day lottery and lucked out but I think it was bc it was before Memorial Day. I checked out how... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Longest hike of my life! Well worth the view. Perfect weather this weekend. Will be awhile till i come again as I need to recover

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Mesa, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There are several places to view Half Dome. Views from Glacier Point give a nice, high perspective. The bridge on Sentinel Drive gives a beautiful sunset scene. The meadow near Curry Village is a great place for sunset as well.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After seeing Yosemite from the valley, the top of Half Dome is an amazing place to see it from the other direction by hiking up past Vernal Falls and ascending via the 'Cable Route.' This is not for the faint of heart or those out of shape. While I have never been up the cables route, I have been down... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It is beautiful , my favorite view is from Sentinel Bridge, especially at sunset........ but anytime of day and any season it is beautiful

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

this half dome is amazingly carved out by the glacier. Only a glacier could do something like this. Mother Nature is amazing. Respect her. This is a famous sight. We viewed it from almost everywhere in the park. From the visitors car park there is a path to the stream. Photograph for. This stream in the foreground and the half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Anyone at all interested in climbing will find Half-Dome worthwhile. However anyone who can appreciate outdoor beauty and how rock can elevaye the appreciation of all around it through its uniqueness .... Anyone who visists anywhere near Yosemiteshould make it a point to see Half-Dome.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Glacier Point is the best place to view the Half Dome! The road going there is closed at certain times of the year (winter). Check the Yosemite National Park website if you intend to go and plan your trip ahead.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Beautiful views, a lovely little shop available at the tourist-y viewing bit. I imagine hiking near or up the half dome is incredible, can't wait to visit again.

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Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Its a very prominent pice of rock! Its visible from all over the park. Lots of photo opportunities! Climb or hike to the top!

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