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North Dome in Yosemite

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Dec 02 7:00AM - 8:00AM

The peak of North Dome provides great views of Yosemite directly across from the face of Half Dome. If we have time we will also visit Indian Arch; the only natural arch in Yosemite.

You haven't really seen Half Dome (figuratively, at least) until you've stood on North Dome and looked across Yosemite Valley at it. It's an incredible closeup view. North Dome also offers an unsurpassed view of Clouds Rest, a peak that tends to get obscured by scene-stealing Half Dome when you're sightseeing from Glacier Point or Yosemite Valley.

Distance: 8.8 miles (14.2 km) round trip

Elevation at trailhead: 8,100 feet (2,470 meters)
North Dome elevation: 7,540 feet (2,300 meters)

Nearest Bathrooms: pit toilets at the trailhead

Directions: Parking is at the Porcupine Creek (not to be confused with Porcupine Flat, a mile to the west) lot on Tioga Road. From Yosemite Valley, follow the signs to Highway 120. Ten miles (16 km) after leaving the valley, turn right at Crane Flat, then proceed 25.5 miles (40.8 km) east on Tioga Road to the Porcupine Creek lot.

North Dome itself is rounded on top, as you'd expect from a well-behaved dome, but if you walk close enough to the edges, you'll still find sheer dropoffs to Yosemite Valley (or Tenaya Canyon, depending on which side of North Dome you fall off) a few thousand feet below, so please be cautious, and keep a close eye on any absentminded friends. You may also find cause to tie down your hat when you're on the dome.

Any questions, please call[masked] or message me on meetup.

Rain or inclement weather may cancel this hike. Especially snow or if Tioga Road is closed. (lol)

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