This may be of interest only to Californians, but so be it...
On February 18 the Patterson Irrigator
posted a picture that appeared to show the Half Dome in Yosemite, visible from Patterson. (It's a little hard to see, but if you look closely it's there.)
The thing is, Patterson is in the Central Valley, about 100 miles from Yosemite. So the photo met with a very skeptical reaction. A lot of people simply refused to believe that Half Dome could be seen from that far away.
There was discussion of it on the yosemite blog
, and on fredmiranda.com
. People contacted the photographer, who insisted the photo was real
. And finally, photographer Tony Immoos decided to see for himself if Half Dome could be viewed from the Central Valley. He discovered that it could, and he posted the pictures on Flickr
So that settles that question. On a clear day, you can see Half Dome from the Central Valley. (Thanks to Jack for the link)