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Half Dome,Yosemite, National Park

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Half Dome,Yosemite, National Park


Half Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park, located in northeastern Mariposa County, California, at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley — possibly Yosemite’s most familiar rock formation. The granite crest rises more than 4,737 ft (1,444 m) above the valley floor.

Half Dome is nearly as whole as it ever was.The impression from the valley floor that this is a round dome which has lost its northwest half is an illusion. From Washburn Point, Half Dome can be seen as a thin ridge of rock oriented northeast-southwest, with its southeast side almost as steep as its northwest side except for the very top.

Although the trend of this ridge, as well as that of Tenaya Canyon, is probably controlled by master joints, 80 percent of the northwest “half” of the original dome may well still be there.On March 28, 2009, a large rock slide of 1,500,000 cubic feet (42,000 m3) occurred from Ahwiyah Point.

The slide happened at 5:26 a.m and damaged a large area under the dome. No one was injured but hundreds of trees were knocked down and a portion of the Mirror Lake trail was buried. The slide registered on seismographs as an earthquake reaching 2.5 on the Richter Scale.


Top 10 places with the best views in the world …!


From the top, the view is undoubtedly the best of what there is to admire someone whether urban or natural landscape. Skyscrapers offer undoubtedly the best pictures skyline and major monuments are the ideal porch … the city where they are located.

And not only that! The best view can be found in a park, on the roof of a church still in the depths of an ocean or in the sky!

Whatever you choose to see, however, wherever you focus your eyes or your head are 10 best of places in the world where the view is breathtaking …

10. On top of the Empire State Building, USA

9. At the top of the Eiffel Tower

8. The rim of the Grand Canyon

7. At the top of Mount Everest

6. At the top of Machu Picchu

5. The higher in Glacier National Park

4. The seabed in the Galapagos Islands


3. The ceiling in the Sistine Chapel

2. The Northern Lights
best-views-in-the-world-9-The Northern Lights

1. Earth from Space

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