Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 173 (Lembert Dome (7/8) – Looking Northeast)

Looking northeast from the side of Lembert Dome

Looking northeast from the side of Lembert Dome

It was somewhat of a scramble to get to the very top of Lembert Dome, but not too difficult for those who have an average sense of balance and dexterity (IMHO). Once nearing the top, I stepped to the sides of the dome to take in the views from those aspects. There were peaks and mountains everywhere.

If there are members of your hiking party that do not feel comfortable going to the very top of the dome, there are a couple of ledge areas where they can wait and have a snack and still enjoy much of the beautiful views.

One point I like to make, and you can feel free to disagree with me, is that people should not have to be coerced, cajoled or prodded to traipse to an area if they are not comfortable doing so. Everyone knows their personal comfort levels and I have witnessed some bad scenes in places like Zion National Park’s Angels Landing!

As you can see in the photo above, there were still some remaining patches of snow that were a light shade of gray. There was still ample room to navigate around those areas and if need be, the snow was soft and could be walked upon.

Two days ago, I showed a view of the other side of Lembert Dome (northwest) which I think was a prettier view. You can see that post HERE.

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