Glacier Point in Yosemite can be accessed two ways. The first is a brutal hike up over 4 miles. The second is a road open in the summer. With the kids along we took the road up to the busy touristy visitor center complete with gift shop. It was worth the drive but I would have been dissapointed to have hiked up considering here was no solitude available.
This is an enormous 903 megapixel HDR pano. It was made up of 225 images (5153) and was created by first merging to 32bpp HDR images using Photomatix Pro, stitching with Autopano Pro and finally tone mapping and adjusting with Photoshop.