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Category: hiking

Climbing Half Dome by Greg Foster

Get Your Half Dome Passes Now!

March 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

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?

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Hikers hiking Half Dome's cables by Matt Montagne

Got your permit? The cables are going up this Friday!

May 21, 2013 | Comments (3)

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.

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What happened to the cables?

What happened to the cables?

June 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

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.

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Climbing Mount Starr King (video)

Climbing Mount Starr King (video)

June 15, 2012 | Comments (1)

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.

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Another Death on Half Dome

Another Death on Half Dome

August 1, 2011 | Comments (0)

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 [...]

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Got your permit? Half Dome cables go up Wednesday, June 22nd

Got your permit? Half Dome cables go up Wednesday, June 22nd

June 17, 2011 | Comments (0)

Don’t forget, you have to have a permit.

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Current Trail Conditions (June 11, 2011)

Current Trail Conditions (June 11, 2011)

June 11, 2011 | Comments (0)

There’s still a lot of snow in and around Yosemite so what’s open? What can you hike?

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Great Early Summer Camping Outside Yosemite

Great Early Summer Camping Outside Yosemite

March 7, 2011 | Comments (1)

Camping along the Merced River outside of Yosemite offers a great alternative to the crowded Valley and campgrounds in early summer. It’s less expensive, less crowded and the wildflowers can make it an unforgettable experience.

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half dome trail permit 2010 amanda dague

Permits Needed Everyday to Hike Half Dome Starting Spring 2011

December 14, 2010 | Comments (8)

If you’ve been thinking about hiking Half Dome when the cables go up this spring get ready to get your permit. They’re now required no matter what day you want to hike.

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wapama bridge out 2010 mike chondron

Thinking About Hiking Around Hetch Hetchy? Think Again.

November 11, 2010 | Comments (1)

If you were thinking about doing some hiking in the Hetch Hetchy area, maybe around back to Wapama Fall, you should probably start coming up with an alternate plan now.

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