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Yosemite National Park, California. Rock face of Clouds Rest, viewed from Upper Quarter Dome.

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1913

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Yosemite National Park, California. Rock face of Clouds Rest, viewed from Upper Quarter Dome. The granite is traversed by only a few approximately horizontal master joints and is otherwise wholly massive. Exfoliation is taking place everywhere parallel to the surface. The steep smooth chutes between the spurs are worn largely by snowslides. The spurs were all truncated by the Tenaya Glacier. An alcove with an overhanging roof has been developed in one place where the rock is divided by inward dipping joints. Circa 1913.

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number photoLibrary 24043
batch photoLibrary btch197
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