Can you see half dome?

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Can you see half dome?

Postby Dynamohum » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:54 pm

I rode a 120 mile loop from home into Yosemite today all the way to 6,000' and saw no snow at all! See how much area the pic covers? And no snow anywhere. Wonderful weather, bright, sunny blue sky and almost no traffic. If this keeps up the Sierra passes will open much sooner than usual. I may ride up past Calaveras Big Trees SP on hiway 4 to where the road is closed and where snow (should) be to see what the elevation is. BTW that park is a must see if anyone wants to see some of the biggest old growth trees in the world. The north grove, a mile+ pathway through the trees is always open and is quite spectacular.
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Re: Can you see half dome?

Postby FalldownPhil » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:20 am

Great Post !!
Thank you.
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Re: Can you see half dome?

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:31 am

With scenery like that it would be tough to keep an eye on the road.
Very nice, Dyna.
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Re: Can you see half dome?

Postby daves79x » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:43 am

Great ride and photo! But isn't it bad news that there isn't a significant snowpack this time of year?

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Re: Can you see half dome?

Postby Syscrush » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:46 pm

For sure one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. Riding through that part of the world must be an amazing experience - thanks for sharing it!

And to answer your question - YES, I can see half dome in the distance. What do I win? :lol:
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Re: Can you see half dome?

Postby Dynamohum » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:05 pm

I rode the same loop today in and out of both western entrances but in the opposite direction. 70+ and sunny even at 6,000' but no snow anywhere. The sweepers on 140 along the Merced River are outstanding BTW. The ranger at the entrance said that although the Tioga pass on hiway 120 over the Sierras is closed 'for the season' there isn't any snow blocking the road! Glacier Pt. is also closed for no reason. Hi ways 108 and 4 just north of the park are also closed but they probably don't have any snow blocking the road either. Very unusual weather around here.
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Re: Can you see half dome?

Postby rpleines » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:19 am

Had to Google it but now see it.
"Half Dome is a granite dome at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California. It is a well-known rock formation in the park, named for its distinct shape. Wikipedia"
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Re: Can you see half dome?

Postby Larry Zimmer » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:29 pm

That photo is park brochure stuff!! Beautiful. (And, jealous here in Michigan!)
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Re: Can you see half dome?

Postby Syscrush » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:05 pm

Larry Zimmer wrote:That photo is park brochure stuff!! Beautiful. (And, jealous here in Michigan!)

Well, I assume the UP will thaw out by the time the leaves are turning. :lol:
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Re: Can you see half dome?

Postby Mouse » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:55 pm

No can't see it from here.
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