El Capitan

The granite formation to the left of Half Dome is El Capitan. This vertical rock formation extends about 3,000 feet (900 meters) from base to summit along its tallest face. View a timelapse of the webcams.

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A Yosemite Conservancy expert-led backpacking Outdoor Adventure leads participants to Clouds Rest and Half Dome, with breathtaking views of the high country along the way. Photo: Karyn O'Hearn.
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Yosemite’s California Conservation Corps crew restore trails to protect the Merced Watershed.
Restoring Yosemite Trails

The country's oldest state conservation-corps program returns to Yosemite to repair trails in the Merced Watershed.

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