This virtual field trip provides an opportunity to explore the landscape of Lyell Canyon in Yosemite National Park. It starts at the trailhead in Tuolumne Meadows, and then gradually winds its way through forests, rivers and meadows. The main elevation gains are towards the end, which are accompanied by a transition to exposed bedrock, boulders and classic landforms of glacial erosion.
Fieldwork was undertaken in 2013 as part of a collaboration between the University of Worcester and the University of California, Davis. Support from both institutions is gratefully acknowledged, with special thanks to Ian Maddock, Sarah Yarnell, Nick Santos and Ryan Peek.
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This website allows you to explore glaciers and glaciated landscapes using virtual field trips. High quality, 360 degree interactive panoramas (panospheres) allow you to look all around and zoom in on features of interest – a bit like Google Streetview ©.