Picture of the Day: Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park
Glacier Point, an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite’s high country, is accessible by car from approximately late May through October or November. From mid-December through March, cross-country skiers can experience this view after skiing 10.5 miles.
From the Glacier Point parking and tour unloading area, a short, paved, wheelchair-accessible trail takes you to an exhilarating (some might say unnerving) point 3,214 feet above Curry Village, on the floor of Yosemite Valley. [source]
Yosemite National Park covers an area of 761,268 acres (3,080.74 km2) and over 3.7 million people visit each year. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1984. [source]