Pothole Dome

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Pothole Dome
Highest point
Elevation8765+ ft (2671+ m)  NAVD 88[1]
Coordinates37°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]
LocationTuolumne County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS
Easiest routeHide, class 1

Pothole Dome is a granite dome on the west side of Tuolumne Meadows, in Yosemite National Park.[1] Near Pothole Dome is Marmot Dome.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

A panorama view from Pothole Dome


  1. ^ a b "Pothole Dome, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-01-19.
  2. ^ "Pothole Dome". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-19.
  3. ^ Lautzenheiser, Dan. "Marmot Dome Rock Climbing". Marmot Dome Rock Climbing. mountainproject.com. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Pothole Dome". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2014-01-19.
  5. ^ "Pothole Dome - Glacial Features". Groundspeak, Inc. Retrieved 2014-01-19.

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