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"Glacier Point" Glacier Point Tip by iandsmith

Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park: 47 reviews and 94 photos

  The scene overlooking Half Dome says it all
by iandsmith

Mmmm, what can I say that hasn't already been said about this lookout? Nothing I suspect. Stunning one minute, unforgettable the next, it's one of those places that lives up to its hype and then some.
Someone once said, "If you only have time to see one national park in America, then it should be Yosemite." They were obviously standing at this lookout when they said it.
It's a clear case of sensory overload, mainly visual but sound and the caressing of the wind play their part as well.
I would suggest sunrise would be an excellent time to visit, followed by sunset. While the former is happening you have a better percentile chance of having a clear sky in this weather ravaged area.
One of my panoramas now resides on my computer as my screen saver and, trust me, it takes some special memory to get that status.

Address: Yosemite National Park
Phone: +1 888-413-8869

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 30, 2011
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  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    I love your photo of Half Dome with its "fluffy hat" on.

    • iandsmith's Profile Photo
      Aug 20, 2015 at 4:06 PM

      Thanks, off to Canada and north western USA next week for 6 weeks.

    • kiwi's Profile Photo
      Aug 20, 2015 at 6:08 PM

      OH great, have a fun trip !


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