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“Very nice but overcrowded”
Review of Glacier Point

Glacier Point
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Yosemite Day Hike from Glacier Point Including Panorama Trail
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Owner description: This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from its top.
Stuttgart, Germany
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“Very nice but overcrowded”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Awesome views of half dome and surroundings, but tourbus-overcrowded. Try hiking up there from the valley, very worthwhile!

Visited August 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Stunning. Take the trail if you're up for it!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Even during a "busy" weekend, I still feel like I had breathing room at the top. Get there as early as humanly possible if you want to avoid the crowds. At 7:30AM, I was one of only about 10 people here. The down side is that the sunlight is MUCH better for pictures in the afternoon (I went back). I started at the top and walked down the Four Mile Trail to the valley floor. Wow. So quiet and peaceful, I had a smile on my face the whole day. It is 4.6 miles down, and 4.6 back, so don't be fooled in to thinking it is a 4 mile loop. I am in pretty good shape (used to running 10 miles no big deal), but still drank 100 ounces of water on the trail, and wish I had brought some food. Some people were not used to the exertion and struggling big time. Do whatever you can to go see this place. It is something I'll always remember. Bring a camera, but make sure you put it away some of the time and soak all of this in. 100% must see if you are anywhere within 200 miles of this place.

Visited August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Very good view point for star gazing”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We manage to reach there at about 7plus in the evening. The sun was starting to set. There was a guide which we don't know when he is from. The sky was all orangey and blue, with the land consisting of grey and green. Such nice combinations of colour. We waited and enjoy how nature works.
We were both not very good with astronomy but when the stars are put, it was beautiful. Someone pointed out to us the milky way and we were able to catch it. A couple of shooting stars were spotted too.

Visited August 2013
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Lake Peekskill, New York
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“Best view of Half Dome”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Glacier Point brings you to one of the highest points in the valley and the best view of half dome. You can also see some of the waterfalls that you normally wont get to

Visited August 2013
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Palatka, FL
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“The Valley below”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We wanted to stop and visit here just to get the overall view of the valley: half dome, Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls. We had spent a day hiking there and it was a great perspective on where we had really been. The pit toilets were nasty!

Visited August 2013
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