This Yosemite patch portrays one of many stunning views of the famous Half Dome. The trail to Half Dome is a 14 to 16 mile round trip where hikers gain over 4,800 miles in elevation. In 1875, a man named George Anderson was the first person to reach its summit in the process laying the predecessor to today's cable route.
From its 65 million year history to its world-famous climbing routes, Yosemite National Park's Half Dome is a structural masterpiece.
Almost entirely wiped out by disease and violence, the Miwok ("mee-wuck") indians once thrived along the ocean coasts, river banks, foothills, and lowlands of California, including what is now Yosemite National Park.
Upper Yosemite Falls has more than earned its reputation as one of the most popular trails in Yosemite National Park. From traveling through forests, to views of Half Dome and the valley, to sitting on top of North America’s tallest waterfall, this trail will take your breath away.
Mirror Lake Trail, while still well known, is much less crowded than many of the other trails found around Yosemite National Park. It is an easy 5.6 miles loop that really shows off the diversity of the park.