Friday, December 13, 2019

Yosemite Valley

Up to 914 m deep, glacier carved cleft in granite rocks. Very impressive landscape. A site of mass tourism with more than 4 million...

Trona Pinnacles

Group of more than 500 tufa spires rising from the bed of dry Searles Lake. Spires are up to 43 m high. Location, GPS coordinates: 35.61743...

Tenaya Canyon

Deep, dramatic-looking canyon. Approximately 16 km long. Walking in the canyon is dangerous and there are stories about the curse of Chief Tenaya. Location, GPS...

Kings Canyon

Up to 2,500 m deep canyon shaped by glaciers in granite bedrock. Here is located Kings Gate - granite peak with nearly vertical, 610...

El Capitan

Granite monolith with 900 m tall, vertical wall. One of the most challenging climbing routes in the world. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.73327 N 119.63828 W Categories: Rock formations,...

Devils Postpile

Cliff of very well-formed columnar basalt. This cliff resembles a heap of vertically placed piles. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.62448 N 119.08457 W Categories: Rock formations, Rock spires Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where...

Half Dome

This granite dome rises 1,444 m tall above the surroundings. One side of the dome looks as if sheared down, thus the mountain resembles...

Mount Dickey east face

East side of Mount Dickey is a very steep, 1,600 m tall granite wall which rises over a horizontal distance of 800 m. Location, GPS...

Table Rock SC

Massive 970 m tall mountain with a fairly flat surface and steep slopes of monolithic granite. This mountain is a batholith - fragment of...

Peachtree Rock

An unusual mushroom rock which stood on a narrow leg and resembles an overturned pyramid. It was some 6 m high. The rock fell...