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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Today’s Photo of the Day from Kevin Perez is one you’re not going to want to miss. Don’t let my little thumbnail fool ya’. She’s a beauty (yes, I meant to quote The Tubes).
What’s your dream shot in Yosemite? Check out this photo from Kristal Leonard that I think would qualify as many photographer’s dream shot.
Sometimes the perfect shot just takes a little patience. Check out today’s Photo of the Day from Tony Immoos.
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.
Perhaps the most breathtaking part of climbing Half Dome via the cables isn’t the steep climb up, but the wonderful views you get climbing down.
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.
Sometimes the clouds look more real than the mountains (Cross posted from The Little Red Tent)
Last night’s sunset was spectacular, but I arrived too late to catch it. So I stuck around and watched the clouds and saw a bit of soft alpenglow on the face of Half Dome, and decided it was worth waiting for. (Cross posted from The Little Red Tent)
The cables will be in place for visitors wishing to climb Half Dome via the shoulder route starting this Friday, May 25th 2012. Permits are required to hike to the top of Half Dome for all visitors. Visitors are required to have a permit to ascend the Half Dome cables seven days per week. The [...]