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“Beautiful & Deadly” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glacier Point

Glacier Point
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Yosemite and Glacier Point with Ahwahnee Lunch
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Owner description: This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from its top.
North Fork, California
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“Beautiful & Deadly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

The view from the top of Glacier Point is like no other, however the climb up to the top on the old park trail is and can be very hazardous. many lives have been lost from slipping and going down on the rocks and where the thin cable used to mark the trail is very inadequate as it offers no real safety or protection if you slip downward, and over the edge of the trail. Ice, sand and other natural debris on the hard granite rocks make for a very dangerous climb.

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“Glacier Point A Must See & Experience Mountain Top”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

A really cool place to sit and chill out in the mountains. You can almost touch the sky there! We had a fantastic time relaxing in the high elevation setting.

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“Don't be one of those who pass up this amazing view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

After a slow, winding drive to the point, you will have an amazing birds eye view of the valley floor. From Glacier Point, you pick out all the main features of Yosemite Valley. Make sure that you walk to the different viewpoints at the point. Each viewpoint has a different perspective. If you are a photographer, I would say that 2:00 - 5:00pm in the summer is the best time for photographs. In the morning, a bright sun will burn out your photos. Too late in the afternoon will leave some features in the shadows and will be too dark in your photos.

Visited July 2012
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Cincinnati, OH
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“Take the Bus Up, Hike Down”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We purchased one-way tickets and took the bus to Glacier Point in the morning. The driver was very informative as we made our way up the winding road to the top. The views from Glacier Point of Yosemite Valley are breathtaking, providing great views of Half Dome, the Royal Arches, and Yosemite Falls (no water flowing when we were there). We hiked down the Panorama Trail (to the Mist Trail ~8 miles total) which provided spectacular views along the whole trail. If you're not in the shape to do that, take the bus round trip; you really don't want to miss Glacier Point if you are in Yosemite!

Visited September 2012
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“one of the most beautiful places on earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

getting to the top of glacier point is the best thing youll ever do, the views are stunning and its worth every minute! you WILL regret it if you dont go up there, so go, stop in yosemite lodge at the falls you get a free pass up there!!!

Visited August 2012
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