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  • Oh I think that's Sentinel Dome right there. We gotta go up that.

  • We're going to go up that!?

  • I think so.

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  • Candy's making our way up to Glacier Point now.

  • From Yosemite West, it's about a 35-minute drive going up the mountain.

  • We're going up to 7,100 feet elevation.

  • I guess we're - Yosemite West is at 6,000 feet?

  • I just saw a sign that said 6,000 - unless if that sign was meant for somewhere else which would be weird.

  • Well that's really hard to tell where we're going.

  • Haha, we'll have to guess. Hopefully we don't get lost.

  • But I believe it's a loop and this way is Sentinel Dome

  • the other way is Taft but you can go in a loop

  • so I wanna go to Sentinel and then make it to Taft for sunset.

  • because I've seen pictures and it looks GORGEOUS.

  • And we missed the sunset yesterday and it looked gorgeous. I saw the pink and purples sky and I'm like,

  • No! Not the pink and purple sky.

  • I know, I shouldn't have gone outside.

  • Yeah because I get serious FOMO with that stuff

  • but hopefully tonight we'll be able to see a great sunset.

  • So Sentinel Dome is 1.1 miles that way

  • and Taft Point is 1.1 miles the other way.

  • So, starting at 4:51 and it's 80 degrees right now

  • Let's see how long it takes to get to Sentinel Dome.

  • I was just saying, we're starting at 4:50 and it's 80 degrees right now.

  • But it feels really good.

  • Yeah, it feels really good.

  • How was the bathroom? It was gross? Hahaha

  • Yeah there's like one bathroom like an outhouse type

  • but at least they have one if you really need to go.

  • These guys drank like 4 beers before this hike. We'll see how well they do.

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  • Oh I think that's Sentinel Dome right there. We gotta go up that.

  • We're going to go up that!?

  • I think so.

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  • These are a little challenging - these rocks here.

  • Oof... ok.

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  • How's the hike so far?

  • Oh, this is video? I thought we were taking a picture.

  • Oh we were, yeah. I go back and forth.

  • It's been okay so far.

  • Do you think it's harder than the last hike?

  • Yeah, we're going up hill and stepping over these big rocks

  • So far, we're making a steady incline. It's not too steep but moderate level.

  • But that little thingy right there got up on us quick. The dome. Yeah.

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  • We're almost there. It says 0.7 miles.

  • Ok so this does say Sentinel Dome right here

  • So this is it?

  • This is the view of Sentinel Dome.

  • Alright so it says Sentinel Dome is 0.2 miles.

  • We were at the base earlier and I think now we're going towards the top of the dome.

  • It is getting a little bit more strenuous.

  • Yeah, it's 5:25 now.

  • How many degrees right now?

  • I don't know the degrees right now but it did get a little bit cooler too.

  • It did get cooler but it feels good because we're sweating now.

  • Yeah so no coat.

  • Yeah, no coat. The breeze is nice. It's in the shade so that's great.

  • But it's definitely - before it was more of a gradual incline now it's

  • Now it's definitely an incline.

  • And definitely better to have hiking shoes. I think it'll be a little bit slippery if you have tennis shoes.

  • I mean it's doable but if you want more of a better grip, I think it's better to get...

  • I'm glad I have more of a traction.

  • Yeah, me too.

  • Ok, so you CAN do a loop but it's longer. So it's 2.8 miles this way.

  • And if we go back the way we came from, it's 2.1.

  • so you're saving 0.7 miles.

  • I think that's why I was confused because I think some people did do the loop and other people didn't.

  • Yeah, as you can tell, I'm out of breath right now because there was kind of an incline there.

  • Yeah and we're both carrying heavy book bags with us.

  • Look at this. Look at this view.

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  • Oh yeah, they're going up.

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  • This is the challenging part - going up the dome.

  • It's not terrible.

  • No, it's not that bad.

  • I feel like the first part was worse with all those big rocks.

  • Right.

  • Somebody take a picture of me!

  • Ok.

  • Ahhh look at Janie.

  • We made it.

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  • We made it to the top of the dome!

  • Yay!

  • I'm out of breathe a little bit.

  • Just a little. But it wasn't terrible. It wasn't as uh...

  • I was fearing this last part but it actually wasn't that bad at all.

  • It's not as strenuous as you might think.

  • Right. Yeah.

  • When you look at it from the bottom, you're like, "Uhhhh..."

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  • It's a bit of a challenge going down.

  • Trying to find the right rocks to step on.

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  • So we just went up to the dome and we actually did go all the way up!

  • From over there, I was like, "No, I don't think we're going up that. That's insane."

  • Yeah, Candy's face was like... no.

  • I thought it was going to be a 90-degree climb up but no, it's a gradual incline so it's actually not that bad.

  • Wasn't that bad at all.

  • I was so glad because I almost had a heart attack when I saw it from the distance like, WHAT?

  • Yeah but the view up there is awesome so I highly recommend to make the hike all the way up.

  • There wasn't that many people up there either so definitely do that.

  • And um... it's 6:00 - 6:16 right now. We're making our way towards Taft point

  • and hopefully we'll get that sunset. And it's a uh... 2 point... oh gosh - about two miles.

  • Yeah, a little over 2 miles to get there.

  • Cause this is a mile back and then there's another mile to get - from the starting point where we started.

  • Yup.

  • From the parking lot though so ...

  • So we gotta start truckin'.

  • We gotta hustle.

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  • Alright, we're back at the starting point and the sun is starting to come down.

  • Got a little lost so had to take a detour and it took a little bit longer to get back.

  • 6:49. We have about 30 minutes before the sunset.

  • We can make it in 15 minutes there.

  • It's like going into the forest.

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  • I think we're almost there.

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  • We made it! The sun is still there. There's a beautiful color on the mountains over here.

  • Good job, Candy!

  • Yay! We did it!

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  • Whoa.

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  • Alright, Taft Point is amazing.

  • Yes, this view at sunset is awesome.

  • Yeah, it's ridiculous. The cliffs...

  • I like this view over the other one.

  • Yeah, this one is definitely more spectacular.

  • Yes. I mean, if you're gonna do both, do both but if you only had to pick one, I would do Taft Point.

  • The view is a lot more grand.

  • Yeah, you walk up and you're like OH MY GOSH!

  • Yeah, whereas the other one, the view is like, "Oh, that's where we walked."

  • Yeah, I mean it was still gorgeous but this is more uh...

  • Breathtaking.

  • Yeah. You're astonished with how beautiful it is.

  • I also enjoyed the hike more on this one. It was more woods-y.

  • Yeah, it was woods-y and um...

  • Not as tough with the rocks everywhere. And we didn't get lost.

  • Hahaha, yeah.

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Oh I think that's Sentinel Dome right there. We gotta go up that.

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Hiking to a Beautiful Sunset at Sentinel Dome and Taft Point in Yosemite National Park

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