Sunset over Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California
Sunset lights up the clouds over Half Dome and Clouds Rest in Yosemite National Park. Strenuous hiking trails allow avid hikers the opportunity to hike to the top of both Half Dome (8,842 feet) and Clouds Rest (9,926 feet). This view is from Glacier Point, which rises 3,214 feet above Curry Village, and is one of the most popular vistas in Yosemite, providing excellent views of Half Dome and Yosemite Valley. As the sun's rays penetrated beneath a layer of clouds at the last moment, these dramatic pink clouds lit up just after sunset in late fall, casting a warm glow over Half Dome and Clouds Rest.