Sentinal Dome

One day last summer, while staying near Yosemite, I drove up the Glacier Point Road and followed the trail to that knob of exfoliating granite called Sentinal Dome. It’s a popular place, with great views, perfect for a little panoramic photography.

Sentinal Dome, from the east.

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Climbing up the gentler north side of the dome.

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On top.

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The Clark Range, with Mt. Starr King in front.

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Half Dome and the Cathedral Range.

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From Sentinal Dome, you can see Upper, Lower
and Middle Yosemite Falls.

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Tim Messick Photography • Graphics
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About Tim Messick

Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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3 Responses to Sentinal Dome

  1. David Patterson says:

    Isn’t it a great hike to Sentinel Dome? Love the payoff you get from what is a relatively easy hike, and your photographs – especially the panoramic format – serve to show the wonderful views all around.

    • Tim Messick says:

      Thanks, David. On my previous ascent (about 45 years ago) you could still drive up a short paved side road and park on the high eastern shoulder of the dome, so it was hardly a “hike” at all! It’s much better now that you have to work for it a little bit.

      • David Patterson says:

        Tim… I’ve been lucky enough to visit Yosemite a couple of times in the past few years, and I have to say, Sentinel Dome and the area up along the Glacier Point Road was some of my favorite scenery.

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