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avatar Eighty-Percent Dome
December 20, 2009 07:30PM
The reworked "Half Dome Outlook" is worth a stop if you enter via Big Oak Flat Rd.
There is this display along with a Bronze Dome.

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 20, 2009 09:51PM
Hnmmm....knowing the many faces of the Dome might help out if one was dropped blindfolded in the Valley! (sounds like a fun game: Name Yer Location Based on the Face of the Dome)

Bee
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 21, 2009 12:24PM
I don't like using "percent". Doesn't sound "organic" enough. It doesn't flow off the tongue.

Maybe "Mostly Full Dome"? Or how about "Four Fifths Dome"? winking smiley
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 21, 2009 02:09PM
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y_p_w
Or how about "Four Fifths Dome"? winking smiley

Sounds a wee bit alcoholic.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 21, 2009 07:02AM
Busy Bee,
And you have one not on there... Mt. Watkins.
tongue sticking out smiley

(I was hoping others would show some "different" views... o well)
Taft, Starr King Lake, Snow Creek, El Cap, Watkins, Horse Ridge...
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 21, 2009 07:46AM
The other 20% was moved to Lake Havasu?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 21, 2009 08:24AM
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bill-e-g
Busy Bee,
And you have one not on there... Mt. Watkins.
tongue sticking out smiley

(I was hoping others would show some "different" views... o well)
Taft, Starr King Lake, Snow Creek, El Cap, Watkins, Horse Ridge...

I like the view from Mt. Hoffmann, which puts it in a nice perpsective. I have some photos at home - maybe post them a bit later.
Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 21, 2009 03:10PM
I agree, the view from Mt. Hoffman is really nice. The view from north dome is really good as well.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 21, 2009 08:53AM
From near Starr King Lake:
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 21, 2009 11:01PM
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bill-e-g
From near Starr King Lake:


AKA the Sleeping Bison view?
(Before anyone asks: Yes, I just made that up... but the resemblance is uncanny.)
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 21, 2009 06:47PM
Billy, please post for me that peeek-chure of Chick-on sitting in the tree on Watkins looking at Half Dome -- consider that my contribution choice for the Dome views (it is one of my favorites; it is up on my wall)

Bee Cowboy
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 21, 2009 10:35PM
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Bee
Billy, please post for me that peeek-chure of Chick-on sitting in the tree on Watkins looking at Half Dome -- consider that my contribution choice for the Dome views (it is one of my favorites; it is up on my wall)

Uh... Ok

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 21, 2009 10:37PM
From the west side:

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 30, 2012 09:57PM
Bird on tree in "winter":




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avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 22, 2009 07:20AM
How about this one:

(that's Mt. Clark on the right)
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 22, 2009 07:23AM
Or this:


btw you can't see HD from Taft... you can from Turlock though
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 22, 2009 07:27AM
That reminds me: (from near the "other" Eagle Peak)

Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 30, 2012 07:40PM
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bill-e-g
Or this:


btw you can't see HD from Taft... you can from Turlock though

All you can see from Taft is more of Taft. Alas for the Taftians....
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 23, 2009 07:51PM
Just some amazing photos you guys have there....I love Yosemite but still have a real fear of exposed heights so Lembert Dome is the most I can do for the time being!! crying

I need to work on that!
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 25, 2009 06:40AM
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LeeVining
Just some amazing photos you guys have there....I love Yosemite but still have a real fear of exposed heights so Lembert Dome is the most I can do for the time being!! crying

I need to work on that!

You would just love that exposed ridge on Cloud's Rest,---see Bee's photo.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 25, 2009 06:48AM


Here's one taken near the head of Tenaya Canyon from the Sunrise Lakes trail.

O.K., I don't know why the link will not work. I used the image URL tool above and have triple checked the url to make sure it is correct.

Try http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/tomdisco/Yosemite++2009/Yosemite+2009+010.jpg.html



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/25/2009 06:54AM by tomdisco.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 25, 2009 02:27PM
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tomdisco


Here's one taken near the head of Tenaya Canyon from the Sunrise Lakes trail.

O.K., I don't know why the link will not work. I used the image URL tool above and have triple checked the url to make sure it is correct.

Try http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/tomdisco/Yosemite++2009/Yosemite+2009+010.jpg.html

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 25, 2009 05:24PM
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tomdisco


Here's one taken near the head of Tenaya Canyon from the Sunrise Lakes trail.

O.K., I don't know why the link will not work. I used the image URL tool above and have triple checked the url to make sure it is correct.

Try http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/tomdisco/Yosemite++2009/Yosemite+2009+010.jpg.html


Helps if I use the image url instead of the page url. Thanks, eeek.
Jim
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 23, 2009 09:09PM
This is my personal favorite of Half Dome taken from Olmstead Point (yes, I have posted it before...)

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 23, 2009 09:50PM
Similar:

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 23, 2009 10:10PM
Anyone have others? Perhaps a new thread dedicated to Olmstead Point shots?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 24, 2009 06:46AM
Beautiful! This was my 1st ever view of Half Dome!
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 26, 2012 07:13PM
Also similar, from Olmstead Point:



Here's one from Horizon Ridge:



Sentinel Dome:

Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 30, 2012 09:31AM
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Bee
This is my personal favorite of Half Dome taken from Olmstead Point (yes, I have posted it before...)




This is of course my fave cause it has the youngest in it..from knoll above Tenaya on the way to Sunrise (and yes I posted this before)
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April 30, 2012 02:08PM
Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 23, 2009 10:45PM
Here's one from above.

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 23, 2009 10:49PM
NICE! Any more aerial shots?

B
Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 23, 2009 11:04PM
Sorry, no (at least not from me).

Truth-in-advertising: that's not my picture. I downloaded it from the web a couple of years ago because I liked it so much.

I had a high resolution copy that you could zoom in on all day, but I don't seem to be able to locate it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/23/2009 11:05PM by wingo.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 23, 2009 11:10PM
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Bee
NICE! Any more aerial shots?

Not me. I was too busy flying the plane to take pictures when I flew over Half Dome.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 23, 2009 11:27PM
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Bee
NICE! Any more aerial shots?

Not me. I was too busy flying the plane to take pictures when I flew over Half Dome.

I flew by Shasta for my Solo, and I even managed to snap a few pics, but they are long gone lost (I don't have much use for archiving, so I will probably forget that I did anything interesting in old age)

B
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 24, 2009 05:51AM
Sweet! Thanks for posting photos I didn't take!

Anyone know if you can charter a fly by of Yosemite?
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 24, 2009 07:16AM
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bill-e-g
Anyone know if you can charter a fly by of Yosemite?


Chick-on Air

(Motto: Not Sure If We Can Get You There)
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 26, 2012 10:09PM
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Bee
NICE! Any more aerial shots?

B

A friend of mine took this from a commercial jet last summer.



The yellow line is my guess as to the approximate route of the Tioga Road to North Dome hike.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 26, 2012 10:28PM
That aerial shot is really cool. If there's any chance you had a high-res copy to share, without the yellow line, i'd love to take a closer look at it.

I shared a couple of shots on this thread:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/841420/FURTHER-IMAGE-STUDIES-BACK-OF-HALF-DOME
Some other nice photos there, some from a climber's perspective.

Thanks whoever bumped this thread.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 27, 2012 07:37AM
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Calaveras

The yellow line is my guess as to the approximate route of the Tioga Road to North Dome hike.

Awesome! Everytime I seem to be on the wrong side of the plane!

The yellow line is off a bit. Check this out:
Chick-on Tracks - North Dome Trail

Click on Sat. view, zoom in, and play around.



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avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 30, 2012 06:39AM
There's lots of other trails on the picture. I'm assuming you didn't see the post or
you are still working on the Oh My Gosh Pan to share with us.

I'll re-ask what QITNL asked.... can we have a full res copy without the yellow line?
Incredible shot.



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avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 25, 2009 07:13PM
Beautiful pictures... Keep them coming
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 25, 2009 08:55PM
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 25, 2009 07:43PM
(For CB who has not seen this one before)

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 25, 2009 08:10PM
I tend to go for the big picture........

From Clouds Rest:



From somewhere halfway up Upper Yosemite Fall Trail on a clear winter day:
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 25, 2009 10:40PM
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Bee
(For CB who has not seen this one before)

Thanx Bee.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 26, 2009 01:34PM
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 27, 2009 09:50PM
Found another one:

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 27, 2009 09:53PM
Avec clouds:

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 28, 2009 07:56AM
From El Cap. (you can see El Cap's curvature)

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 28, 2009 05:14PM
Interesting -- the Dome looks really far away from El Cap in this pic, while in other pics, they practically look stacked on each other (like in my winter shot & YPW's shot taken close to El Cap) It must have everything to do with the fact that I used full telephoto (compresses the pic) and this one must have some wide angle, maybe?

B
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 28, 2009 05:20PM
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Bee
It must have everything to do with the fact that I used full telephoto (compresses the pic) and this one must have some wide angle, maybe?

That would certainly do it.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 28, 2009 06:54PM




Taken July 2009 from North Dome.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/29/2009 07:08AM by bill-e-g.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 31, 2009 07:50AM
Free today:

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
December 31, 2009 08:28AM
When you have 25,000+ photos...

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 02, 2010 04:24PM
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bill-e-g
When you have 25,000+ photos...


I like the rocks in the foreground, it mixes well into the granite grays,greens, and blue in the rest of the picture.
Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 02, 2010 04:06PM


From Glacier Point



From Ahwahnee Meadow



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/02/2010 04:11PM by Ryno98.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 02, 2010 04:22PM
Nice color on those shots Ryan! Thanx for sharing.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 02, 2010 06:43PM
Glacier Point never disappoints (unless the vis is zero) for a dramatic picture!

PS, CB, did you have 12 sugar coated uva for New Years (all Mediterraneans have a similar custom)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/02/2010 06:51PM by Bee.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 02, 2010 11:50PM
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Bee

PS, CB, did you have 12 sugar coated uva for New Years (all Mediterraneans have a similar custom)

We do plain (no sugar coated), one for every chime of midnight. It's impossible to do it though! lol. (Truth is I am out of practice [i.e. old] and sleepy by then!)
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 09, 2010 05:50PM
How about a new one?

This one is taken from the tippy top of Virginia Peak:



Tuolumne Peak and Mt. Hoffman are on the right

(the photo was digitally enhanced... it looked smokey before ... but now it looks from 1970)
(it's from 2009)
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 10, 2010 06:34PM
From Tuolumne Peak:

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 11, 2010 06:20PM





Both from Glacier Point on the same day in May 2008. Crazy people up there in the light snow.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 11, 2010 08:25PM
WOW -- I love that black and white photo! (are you not the same person who also had a b & w photo from "Tunnel View"?)
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 11, 2010 10:07PM
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Bee
WOW -- I love that black and white photo! (are you not the same person who also had a b & w photo from "Tunnel View" "Discovery View"?)

[Correction graciously provided by The Beaks.]
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 11, 2010 08:39PM
I have a few from Tunnel View but don't remember if I've posted them or not:



I guess this could be a "where Half Dome should be visible" photo Confused
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 13, 2010 08:41PM
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dqniel
I have a few from Tunnel View but don't remember if I've posted them or not:



I guess this could be a "where Half Dome should be visible" photo Confused

I think this was the "winning" photo from Tunnel View some time ago

http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?1,10266,page=3

but doesn't detract from its appeal. Thanks.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 11, 2010 08:53PM
Cool. Love the close up.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 11, 2010 09:45PM
THAT is the pic -- thank you for re-posting it; love it!
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
January 14, 2010 01:20AM
Yep, that's the one. She just said b+w and I had a color and b+w version on my PC so I figured that was the one. Well, now both are there.

Thanks for the kind words Frank.
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February 22, 2010 07:52PM
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March 13, 2010 03:50PM
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
March 13, 2010 04:42PM
What a difference a day makes:

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April 26, 2012 07:22PM
Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 26, 2012 08:05PM
Here are a few from last week:

on the JMT or maybe Panorama trail on 4/18/12


camping at Glacier Point on 4/18/12 (road still closed - had it all to myself)


sunrise at Glacier Point 4/19/12


from Little Yosemite Valley 4/20/12
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 26, 2012 10:13PM
Dats how ewe dooz it baby!

tongue sticking out smiley



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Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 26, 2012 10:57PM


Around new years.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 26, 2012 11:07PM
Awe-sum. Love them all. WTH were you people before! dangitall!

Here's three more ... first is from Dive-on Board trip a couple years ago... the other 2 are from recent trips this year.
From down a ways from the board - May 7, 2010


Full Moon shot - April 7, 2012:


And last weekend - April 21, 2012:




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avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 27, 2012 01:28AM
Here's a photo of Half Dome from a location that's just an easy five minute cross-country hike from a pullout off Tioga Road southeast of Coyote Rocks. (The pullout is where Old Tioga Road joins Tioga Road roughly a mile west of the May Lake junction.)

I was thinking this could be a nice place for your friend to pop the question to his girlfriend. They would definitely have the place all to themselves.




Here's a link to Google Maps showing the exact location of the photo (where the green arrow is on the map): http://goo.gl/4GO90

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avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 27, 2012 01:38AM
And this is one of my favorite views of Half Dome from the Olmsted Point parking lot:

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 27, 2012 06:11AM
Ok, now that is just funny. Well to me... because I was going to post this photo last night...


I was only going to say one thing: T20

But I kinda thought it would get one of those "well... that's not that... great" responses... so I didn't bother...

But now I'll add that also near there is a really great example of a "balancing rock".
Probably you saw that... for anyone else... go there and explore. Good stuff.
If not I can post a picture of it...



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avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 27, 2012 08:46AM
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 27, 2012 09:19AM
Please go ahead and post a photo of it since there were quite a few boulders as you know in that general vicinity.

Here's a photo of one and Half Dome:




And a video of the boulder field where that boulder was located:


avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 27, 2012 11:11AM
Kewl. It should be fairly obvious that my photo above was taken in the same, nearly exact, location
as where you took your video.

The balancing rock... one BIG boulder.... that looks like this.
The boss was with me.. (actually this was the Falls Ridge trip) ... gives it some scale...
smiling smiley





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avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 27, 2012 11:17AM
Cool! She's a mighty strong lady, your boss. Being able to hold up that large boulder with just one hand! wink

Thanks for the photo.
Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 30, 2012 07:16AM
I know this is an older thread but the photos are still fabulous to enjoy. Thanks to all who have shared!

If anyone wants to take a flight-seeing tour, this company was recommended by a friend. Courtney Aviation in Columbia, 209-532-2345
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 30, 2012 08:30AM
Wow! Thanks. Question answered 3 years+ after asked.

(like I look into at all though...!!! I will remember this and call and find out info)

For that I give you this.... from Saturday...
My homage to Katy:




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Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
April 30, 2012 03:32PM
Nice toes!

And comparing the two Half Dome shots it looks like serious snow melt in the last week.
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
May 01, 2012 07:35AM
Here's one taken last year from Horizon Ridge:


Mt. Hoffmann, Tuolumne Peak, Matterhorn and Half Dome

how cool is that? (answer: pretty darn cool in my book)

(ok, technically it's more like Whorl not Matterhorn... but you get the picture)



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avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
May 01, 2012 10:47AM
Wow! From that angle, they should rename Half Dome, Lion Dome! That's the true "face" of Half Dome:



smiling smiley
Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
May 19, 2012 09:24AM
Resurrecting this thread yet again to post this one taken from Watkins a week ago.
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May 19, 2012 10:17PM
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KatyAnderson
Resurrecting this thread yet again to post this one taken from Watkins a week ago.

The graininess of the photo, especially in the blue sky, makes it look like the photo was taken way by in the 1970's on Ektachrome slide film, and not just last week. A wonderful photo!
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avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
May 19, 2012 10:48PM
Something a little different




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May 20, 2012 08:19AM


Lost Lake



this topic has kept me busy all morning just loading all of the photos!
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
May 30, 2012 09:54PM
Here's a different angle...from a flightseeing trip I took a number of years ago...
Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
May 30, 2012 11:02PM
Great shot!!!
Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
May 30, 2012 11:01PM
As seen from North Dome in September 2010:


The North Face
avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
June 06, 2012 03:49PM
From Clouds Rest at sunrise in 2006:



From Mt. Watkins 'round sunset time in 2008:



Cropped - check out peeps up top:



Again from Watkins with Milky Way:

avatar Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
June 20, 2013 04:58PM
Here's a few of the photos I took of South Dome, er, Eighty-Percent Dome (or better known as Half Dome) this past weekend:











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Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
June 21, 2013 03:41AM
WOW! all fantastic thanks for sharing! i could look at that spectacular rock all day. seven days and counting....
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June 27, 2013 02:42PM
Yesterday (Wednesday, June 26, 2013), as summer days go, the air quality was pretty darn good in the Central Valley and sure enough, Eighty-Percent Dome was visible (through the haze) from Patterson. A very nice sight to see:

Re: Eighty-Percent Dome
June 28, 2013 12:47PM
Thats crazy
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