Checking in with an old friend for a beautiful Photo of the Day
Ever wondered what the cable route up Half Dome is like? Getting ready for your own climb in a couple of weeks? Watch this great video on Half Dome safety by Yexplore
Permits are going to go quickly and I expect them to all be gone by 7:15 so be ready to go at 7:00 on recreation.gov.
If you’ve been thinking about doing the hike to the top of Yosemite Falls but wondering if you’re in good enough shape for it, watch this video.
It’s that time again when you can get into the preseason (hiking season) lottery for permits to make the hike to the top of Half Dome. Wait, what? You have to get a permit to hike to the top of Half Dome?
If you’re one of the lucky ones who got your permit early this is great news! If not you can still try for the daily lottery (see post for more information) to get a permit, if there are any left.
If you’re not on Twitter or weren’t attempting to hike to the top of Half Dome last Friday then you probably missed the closing of the cables for a short time. Here’s the full story.
Mount Starr King is one of those destinations that many visitors to Yosemite don’t often try to tackle. But it’s a great climb if you’ve got the time. Check out this really great video of climbing Mount Starr King.
Update: The NPS is saying now lightning wasn’t a factor in her death and that she slipped on the cables. Initial reports were that she had been struck on Half Dome. Very saddened to hear a woman was struck and killed by lightning this weekend while on top of Half Dome. Our deepest sympathies go [...]