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Yosemite Gets New Place to Snap a Photo

Tourists get a new first impression of valley icons



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    Ken and Aiwen Nakamoto of Sunnyvale, CA, take a perfect picture at the redesigned Half Dome Overlook.

    The next time you make the trek to Yosemite you will have a new and gorgeous place to take a photo thanks to $800,000 and the Yosemite fund.

    A redesigned Half Dome overlook is now open on Big Oak Flat Road.  People used to have to stand in a parking lot for the view, but now have an official spot.

    "We now have a place that actually improves upon people’s first impressions of Yosemite Valley," said Mike Tollefson, president of the fund.

    For many visitors, the new overlook is the first chance to get a glimpse of the valley’s iconic features of Half Dome framed perfectly between the granite walls of El Capitan and the cliffs of Glacier Point.

    Tourists can now find a well-organized parking area.  All they have to do is follow a path to the overlook.