El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (California) glows at sunset. This effect is known as alpenglow, and it commonly occurs Yosemite during the winter months. iPhone photo by Kari Cobb.

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (California) glows at sunset. This effect is known as alpenglow, and it commonly occurs at Yosemite during the winter months ~ Photo by Kari Cobb.

Two climbers in California’s Yosemite national park make history as they reach the summit of what has been called the world’s hardest rock climb. Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell, seen climbing here, scaled the half-mile section of exposed granite known as the Dawn Wall on El Capitan peak. Corey Rich/Aurora Photos

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Conquering El Capitan: climbers make history in California’s Yosemite national park – Tommy Caldwell free climbing El Capitan’s Dawn Wall Photograph: Corey Rich/Aurora Photos

~~Yosemite Light | sunset at the Merced River and El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California | by Mark Lissick~~

~~Yosemite Light sunset at the Merced River and El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California by Mark Lissick~~

Yosemite National Park is set within California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoias, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome.  www.HotelDealChecker.com

Yosemite National Park is set within California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoias, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome

✮ Light at sunrise on El Capitan - Guadalupe Mountains National Park, West Texas

✮ Light at sunrise on El Capitan - Guadalupe Mountains National Park, West Texas - Basalt rock.once a lava chimney of a volcano

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (California) glows at sunset. This effect is known as alpenglow, and it commonly occurs Yosemite during the winter months. iPhone photo by Kari Cobb.

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (California) glows at sunset. This effect is known as alpenglow, and it commonly occurs Yosemite during the winter months. iPhone photo by Kari Cobb.

Wall of Granite - El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California (by stevewhis on Flickr)

Wall of Granite - El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California (by stevewhis on Flickr)

Creekside Queen Cabin, El Capitan Canyon | Santa Barbara, Ca

Camping Christmas at El Capitan Canyon is an all-season, comfort-camping destination located just north of Santa Barbara, California. El Capitan Canyon is a luxury camping destination.

El Capitan over the Merced River, Yosemite National Park [OC] [2649x4000]

El Capitan over the Merced River, Yosemite National Park [OC] [2649x4000]

El Capitan & Tuolumne Meadows ~ Yosemite National Park, California

The exposure and the angle is perfect for this picture. I love the reflection in the water.

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