Pothole Dome

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Pothole Dome
Pothole-dome.jpg
Elevation 8765+ ft (2671+ m) NAVD 88[1]
Location
Location Tuolumne County, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 37°52′48″N 119°23′36″W / 37.8799245°N 119.3932138°W / 37.8799245; -119.3932138Coordinates: 37°52′48″N 119°23′36″W / 37.8799245°N 119.3932138°W / 37.8799245; -119.3932138[2]
Topo map USGS
Climbing
Easiest route Hide, class 1

Pothole Dome is a granite dome on the West side of Tuolumne Meadows, in Yosemite National Park.[1] The summit of the dome is easily accessible by foot from a parking area on the Tioga Road. The view from the summit includes most of Tuolumne Meadows and in the distance, Cathedral Peak.[3] The dome gives evidence of many of the geologic processes at work in Yosemite during and after the last ice age. In particular, the stranded, rounded boulders from a glacier that has long since retreated, and the water-eroded "potholes" provide evidence of two ways that water can interact with granite.[4]

View from top of Pothole Dome
One of the potholes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pothole Dome, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  2. ^ "Pothole Dome". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Pothole Dome". SummitPost.org. http://www.summitpost.org/page/153127. Retrieved 2014-01-19.
  4. ^ "Pothole Dome - Glacial Features". Groundspeak, Inc. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 

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A panorama view from Pothole Dome