Alpine skiing finally caught on in 1936, when it debuted in the Winter Olympics and Yosemite installed a cable-drawn sled that could transport eight standing skiers to the peak of Granite Dome
The leader is chosen by the 150 House members who typically decide the winner well before the lawmakers take their seats each session under the Capitol's pink granite dome
The top of the hill is a large, exposed granite dome
from which storm runoff once freely flowed.
The park got its name from the granite dome
that rises 425 feet above the ground and covers 640 acres.
is quite possibly the first word that will escape from your lips as you watch the sun set behind the seals at Admirals Arch coastal cavern or climb up to the truly remarkable Remarkable Rocks - giant weather-sculpted granite boulders atop a polished granite dome
, 75 metres above the frothing ocean.
From the 6,725-foot elevation at the summit of this barren granite dome
visitors can see the Great Western Divide, the roof of the Sierra.
The Luswishi Property has a major granite dome
with a periphery length of over 180 kilometers, containing several structural embayments.
Descending to the north, the Tioga Road skirts the west shore of Tenaya Lake, named for the Yosemite Indian chief whose people were captured here by the volunteer Mariposa Battalion; the lake's original Indian name, Pywiack (meaning "lake of shining rocks"), now designates the small freestanding granite dome
at the north end of the lake.
This area's granite domes
are unique geological formations.
6 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the next few months, students from 14 public schools in California and Washington will have the opportunity to learn science firsthand by exploring ancient forests, the Pacific coastline, granite domes
, and alpine meadows.
It's in Yosemite, a natural wonder that John Muir called home to "the noblest forests, the loftiest granite domes
, the deepest ice-sculptured canyons.
Ample time is allowed to enjoy unexpected discoveries -- unnamed glacial ponds, granite domes
, alpine meadows and creeks.