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Major rock formation in Yosemite.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are not climbers so didn't climb we gazed with awe and admired nature and the delightful magical snow capping.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sonjabs
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Went with a small group on a 3 peaks and 3 sunsets trip. The climb up to the cables is a workout in itself. We had climbed Cloud's Rest, and set up camp before heading off to summit Half Dome so it was afternoon by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

I hiked this iconic granite rock during a full moon. We started at 2:30 am to enjoy the sunrise over Half Dome. It was definitely a challenging, unique and rewarding experience!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank daydreamunderthestar
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Began hike at 6am, well before sunrise. Started at Half Dome village and made it to the stairs before the sun came out. Verbal and Nevada falls hike was brutal (coming from someone that works out 6 days/ week) but definitely can be done. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the main attractions for tourists at Yosemite National Park. It is an extraordinary piece of geology. The rock is very fascinating. Could see it from the Glacier Point during sunset. The best view of Half Dome is at sunset.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ashwani C
Reviewed November 12, 2018

No time to climb this time but plenty of parking on the side of the roads to admire this beautiful view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Celine16868
Reviewed October 27, 2018

See it from Glacier point first up high, then go down into the valley and see it from all views. Take the two hour bus tour of the valley that gives you the geology and lets you have photo stops all along the way. Great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed October 19, 2018

You can see Half done the best at Glacier Point. Its awesome there. Don't bother driving all the way up to Yosemite Valley--nothing there to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Breathtaking beautiful place! The best view is from glacier point and is absolutely the drive worth.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lindakmin
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I had always wanted to visit Half Dome and was sick of seeing it on my Apple screen saver and can now say I have been there and seen it in real life. It did not disappoint and was truly amazing the size and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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sepidus
December 6, 2018|
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Response from Kitman | Reviewed this property |
I don't know any little kids that don't like playing in the snow! You do know that there's a ski resort in Yosemite...don't you? Take him skiing/boarding or to just tube down the hill. Try an internet search for... More
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amanda_bircher
June 20, 2018|
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Response from krawner | Reviewed this property |
Is the guided hike to half dome through an outside tour agency? If so, yes it’s possible that the permit will be included. Would ask the tour agency directly.
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