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.


Climbing up the gentler north side of the dome.


On top.


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


Half Dome and the Cathedral Range.


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


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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