Tis-sa-ack

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The Ahwahnechee used to call it Tis-se’-yak (Face of a Young Woman Stained with Tears). Some others Native American  Tis-sa-ack (Cleft Rocks). I’m talking about the Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. This granite dome has an elevation of about 2.700mts and the crest rises more than 1.400mts above the valley floor.

The legend tells about an old Indian woman and her husband that were turned into granite by “The Great Spirit”. After a long journey, the lady drank all the water from the lake leaving the man thirsty and angry. A noisy fight started out and “The Great Spirit” lost his temper.

The lady’s head is the Half Dome.

Here’s a puctrure from the Glacier Point.

Take care and remember…

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