Face Off with El Capitan
When you drive into Yosemite Valley and come out of the woods, the trees open up to the giant of granite facing you. This is one of the most impressive views of the famous national park or at least the most humbling experience in my opinion.
It's hard to show how imposing the 900m-tall rock is so I strongly recommend you to experience it by yourself, preferably very early in the morning to get a nice light and to avoid traffic jams :)
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From Wonders of the West