Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Video of Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan

Among Yosemite National Park’s many iconic sights is El Capitan.

A granite monolith towering over Yosemite Valley’s northwest side, El Capitan peaks out at 7569 feet. Formed about 100 million years ago when molten rock underground cooled and hardened, uplift and erosion since has exposed the giant rock, which is now a favorite challenge of climbers.

Here’s a brief video showing El Capitan:

Some great trails to see El Capitan from include:
g Yosemite West Loop
g Bridalveil Falls Trail
g Four Mile Trail
g Artist Point Trail
g Sentinel Dome and Taft Point Loop

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.