Friday, May 6, 2016

Yosemite National Park, California - El Capitan

The virtual tour of America's National Parks in Minecraft continues with the tallest rock face in Yosemite National Park - El Capitan! This is the holy grail for rock climbers around the world - over 3000 feet of relief from valley floor to the top of El Capitan.

Enjoy a geologically and topographically accurate representation of the sacred peak and valley. The cliffs are made of granite, while gravel covers the lower slopes representing the scree or talus at the base of the cliffs. The valley floor is filled with podzol to mimic the rich soil that has developed in El Capitan Meadow since the last glaciation. Red tulips are planted throughout the valley to add to the ambiance and give wanderers and campers peace.

This map was intentionally made relatively small so that the extreme relief of the El Capitan cliff would be maximized in the vertical direction. It can be used by rock climbers to scout out new routes or by anyone who wishes to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world from the comfort of their own house!

Please let me know what other places you would like to see transformed from reality into Minecraft!


Just wait a few seconds and then click "SKIP" in the upper right corner to get the world file from!

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