Half Dome from Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park

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Half Dome from Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park
Half Dome, Vernal Falls, and Nevada Falls as seen from Glacier Point

For this view at Yosemite National Park, I did not need to hike. My grandparents and I just drove to Glacier Point, down a road that diverted from the one to Yosemite Valley. It's one of the most jaw-dropping sights in the park -- indeed, in the state of California -- and one can just drive, park, and then walk a short distance to see it.

To be fair, for this particular composition, I did leave the official path to get a better angle, with the trees framing the scene.

Before revisiting Yosemite, I had worried it wouldn't feel as impressive as it did my first and only visit in 2010 because other parks I visited since then such as Glacier jaded me. And indeed, Yosemite held less grandeur for me this time around. But I still found it beautiful, and well worth the second visit.