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Yosemite: Its Wonders and Its Beauties (1868) by John S. Hittell

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THE SOUTH DOME.

Two miles south-south-east from the Cap of Liberty is the South Dome or Mt. Starr King, the summit of which is said to be five thousand six hundred feet above the valley.

Professor Whitney says of it:

“This is the most symmetrical and beautiful of all the dome-shaped masses around the Yosemite; but it is not visible from the valley itself, It exhibits the concentric structure of the granite on a grand scale, although its surface is generally smooth and unbroken. Its summit is absolutely inaccessible.”

Starr King is visible from a considerable am in the valley near the base of the Yosemite Fall.


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