Glacier Point is one of my favorite places in the valley. I always make
sure I go late enough in May that the road will be open so I can remind myself
how much I like it.
Some day I'm going to plan well enough to be there during a full moon. I
think a full moon shining over Half Dome would be magical.
Until then, here's a daylight shot of Half Dome. The two falls you can see
are Vernal (lower) and Nevada (upper). Once when we were younger, we hiked
down to the valley floor from Glacier Point, and the trail brought us down
alongside both of those falls. It was a fun hike, but it's not one to be undertaken
lightly -- it took us about 6 hours to make the trip.
This shot really shows the path of the glacier that gave Half Dome it's
neatly-sheared-off appearance. Even granite can't stand up to that many tons
of ice, no matter how slowly they're creeping along...
We did see some hikers on top of Half Dome, but we didn't have the really
good telephoto lens with us so we couldn't get a picture of them. We promise
that they're really there, though. Honestly. You can trust us. Would a big,
red arrow lie?