Dolphin Dome 2010

Wilderness

Interesting Facts & Highlights

Yosemite

Ok, you will not find this named on any map, but as we went from Merced Lake to the Vogelsang Camp along the Fletcher trail we could not help notice this unusual dome and it's natural tattoo. I consulted with a world known geology expert, Tom Less, and he had this to say. "As you have probably noticed, granite outcrop is commonly subjected to onion-skin weathering, where thin sheets exfoliate owing to thermal expansion, contraction and freeze-thaw activity near the rock's surface. I think such a sheet of rock has fallen off, exposing fresher rock. The vertical streaks in the rock are probably from rain-water and moss/algae growth, the fact that the dolphin lacks the streaks suggests the above.

Elevation & GPS

9288'
37.75050°N-119.39121°W

Activity

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