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Glacier Point

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from its top.
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We drove up here just for the sunset and we ended up staying long enough to star gaze. If you come from a place with light pollution like me you need to stay out and watch the stars for a few hours here and take plenty of pictures before it gets dark. Bring water and a snack.

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The bus tour to Glacier Point is so much better than driving. The driver is knowledgeable and funny. You can see everything and not have to watch the road.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited Glacier point as part of a full day coach tour. It is a beautiful location with the most amazing sights of Yosemite. You have to visit it.

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A bit of a drive from Yosemite Valley, but the view is stunning and vast, and you probably won't find a better one. There was plenty of parking and bathroom facilities available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

No view like this. The ranger talk was great. All of that was free. The star talk had a fee & was just so so (far to much on myths). Just sit there after dark and see the planets, stars, shooting stars & Milky Way. Have a red flashlight so you don't get insulted by backyard astronomers there.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We marveled at the view before descending over 8 miles via 3 waterfalls. What a magnificent hike despite the steep descent at the end of the hike. I struggled to climb down stairs for the next couple of days.

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Los Angeles California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It takes an hour to get there from the valley floor, but the trip is beautiful and the view is worth it. sunset is a great time.

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Sausalito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Best Hike and Scenic Panorama at Yosemite!!!!! The hike takes about 2 1/2- 3 hours depending upon how much time you take to rest and take pictures or just gawk at the scenery..not too difficult if you are relatively fit...The panorama is one othe best in the United States and a must see ..definite bucket list item..great view of Half... More

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We took the Glacier Point tour with out of the Yosemite Lodge Resort. Our driver and guide Charles was so knowledgable, interesting with Glacier Point and all of Yosemite. Would highly recommend taking the tour through the Yosemite Lodge. Pick up the tickets and bus at the Yosemite Resort. Must make reservations in advance through your hotel or concierge! A... More

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Torrance, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Well worth the drive! Can't say enough about the place simply stunning! Many photos to be taken, nice gift shop.

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