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"The body of the Cathedral is nearly square, and the roof slopes are wonderfully regular and symmetrical, the ridge trending northeast and southwest. The gable on the northeast end is magnificent in size and simplicity, and at its base there is a big snow bank protected by the shadow of the building...A mile or so to the westward there is a handsome lake and the glacier polished granite about it is shining so brightly it is not easy in some places to trace the line between the rock and water, both shining alike."
JOHN MUIR - "My First Summer in the Sierra"

Cathedral Peak is visible from many places in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows. Rising 3,829 meters (12,561 feet) above sea level, it was named for its resemblance to gothic cathedral spires. Yesterday's posting of Unicorn Peak is another attractive granite mountain, within the Cathedral Peak Range. Other mountains in the Range are Eichorn Pinnacle, Echo Peaks, Echo Ridge, Matthes Crest, and Cockscomb. These mountains' tops were above the glaciation era, and escaped erosion and remained spire-like.

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