Distance: Drive up
Summit Elevation: 7214'
Elevation Gain: 0'
Elevation Gain (in Empire State Buildings): 0
Round trip time: N/A
Recommended water: N/A
Parking/Fees: $30 National parks fee (7 day pass for one car)
Glacier Point is a popular location in Yosemite National Park for viewing most of the landmarks in Yosemite Valley. The day before our planned Half Dome hike attempt, we drove up to Glacier Point to look around. There are trails to make you earn the view, but we took the easy way up. Like many people, we were shocked and awed at our first glimpse of Half Dome. My wife immediately wondered what the hell I had gotten her into, and for a fleeting moment, so did I. After walking around a little, we noticed Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall and could visualize our planned route on the Mist Trail. There is a lot to see.