Saturday, January 3, 2009

Mount Diablo View from Yosemite

P1010066Originally uploaded by bondgurl

When I read in a hiking book that you can see Yosemite's Half Dome from the summit of Mount Diablo I didn't really believe it. But here it is in opposite: the view of Mount Diablo from Dewey Point in Yosemite. I snapped this shot during a snowcamping trip this weekend in Yosemite (trip report soon) and this is the treat that mother nature gave us on an evening stroll to Dewey Point from camp. To be doubly sure of what I was looking at, I took a bearing from my GPS and dialed it in on my compass. Mount Diablo is the two humps in the background poking through the Central Valley fog. So, if A = B then does B = A? Not always, but I'm willing to believe now that If one can see Mount Diablo from Dewey Point, then in theory one can see Half Dome from Mount Diablo (barring the usual smog infestation that is).


  1. Very cool shot! I've often wondered about this as well. Thanks for your scientific analysis. :)

  2. This has inspired me!