Photograph of a view of Glacier Point from the trail, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, ca.1900. About nine trees stand at the surface of the cliff.; "From Glacier Point, 3,200 feet above Yosemite Valley, a stupendous vista stretches out for many miles north and east, over the forests and meadows around the Merced river, the enclosing cliffs and lofty domes, and across the many higher mountains in the distant wilderness areas of the National Park. In one direction, Vernal and Nevada falls are clearly visible, along the course of Little Yosemite Valley. A little way north is the steep canyon of Tenaya Creek, the two separated by the distinctive shape of Half Dome. Opposite the viewpoint, Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls cascade 2,400 feet down the sheer cliffs, and far beneath cars and even people can be seen, moving slowly along." -- unknown author.; "Yosemite Valley, about 3,000 feet deep and just a mile or two wide, is known for its landmark rock formations. Half Dome is perhaps the most recognized symbol of Yosemite. Rising over 4,000 feet above the Valley floor, it is one of the most sought-after landmarks in Yosemite. Some people even hike or rock climb to the top! El Capitan is a favorite for experienced rock climbers. Rising almost 3,000 feet above the Valley floor, it is the largest monolith of granite in the world. Cathedral Rocks and Spires form the eastern side of the canyon through which Bridalveil Creek flows. The Three Brothers are located just east of El Capitan. Sentinel Rock, like a sentry, overlooks Yosemite Valley, along the opposite side of the Valley From Yosemite Falls." -- unknown author.