Half Dome With Snow

Description: This photo was taken on a Spring Break trip a few years ago when there was just a smattering of snow left on Half Dome, the massive chunk of granite guarding the Yosemite Valley to the East.

The Parks Service puts up safety cable along the walking path up Half Dome in late May and to hike/climb it you need a permit. The window for that permit typically runs during the month of March and you can apply for a permit here. It’s a lottery system, so you’re not guaranteed a permit.

Title: Half Dome With Snow

Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America

Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email)