Alturas, California is a small (2.5 square miles) city near the Oregon border, Modoc National forest, and the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge.
Place Category: National Parks
Half Dome is a granite dome at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California. It is a well-known rock formation in the park, named for its distinct shape. One side is a sheer face while the other three sides are smooth and round, making it appear like a dome cut in half. The granite crest rises nearly 5,000 feet above the valley floor, and 8,800 feet above sea level. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia