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October 19, 2008
From journal California Bold Rush
February 24, 2003
I may sound melodramatic, but I’m sure anyone else who has had the pleasure of visiting the magnificent Yosemite can sympathise with me.
The cliff edge--and it is a cliff edge, with just some boulders to keep you from falling--sits 3,214 feet from the valley floor. You can see mountains called Half Dome and El Capitan. Half Dome is apparently 4,733 feet high and 87 million years old. People climb this for fun! As its name suggests, it is a giant half dome, looking as if some giant god has taken his hammer and chisel and chopped away half the dome, leaving what can be seen now. El Capitan is 4,000 feet high and is the largest single granite rock on earth. This is also a favourite with climbers--rather them than me.
Just to prove that Glacier Point is firmly in the 21st century, you will also find a restaurant, gift shop, and toilets at the top alongside the large car park.
From journal Yosemite Wonders
Bay Area, California
December 7, 2000
From journal Yosemite in Winter
February 9, 2001
From journal Yosemite - Granite Grandeur!
Alrewas, South Africa
October 25, 2004
From journal Yosemite, the land God made
Grand Prairie, Texas
July 10, 2001
At Glacier Point you almost feel this way. It is about 30 miles south of Yosemite Valley (really on 15, but to get there it is a 30 mile drive or a 4 hour hike). Once you are there, you can view down into the valley or 30 miles east (as long as it is a clear day).
There is an observation deck to view the sites and a Geology area which points out the different formations and explains some history.
While we were there, a man had put up his telescope to view Half Dome better. No, there were not any climbers that day.
While visiting, there is a cafe to purchase snacks or a drink. When visiting the valley, remember Glacier Point is only open during the summer. It is 7,000 feet up so during the winter it is completely snowed in.
From journal Weekend to Yosemite
San Francisco, California
July 26, 2006
From journal Long Drive to Yosemite
September 30, 2004
Continue on the Panorama trail, again beautiful views, heading down the Mist Trail to Happy Isles.
Bring a lunch.
From journal Yosemite National Park
Mays Landing, New Jersey
February 25, 2010
From journal Yosemite! Such Beauty!