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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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How to Read a Topographic Map

How to Read a Topographic Map

June 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

Learning how to read a topographic map is not only useful and could save your life, but it’s something fun you can do with your kids on your next trip to Yosemite.

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Climbing Half Dome by Greg Foster

Half Dome Cables Up This Friday. Got your permit?

May 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

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 [...]

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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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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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Scalpers Charging a Hefty Fee for Yosemite and Half Dome Reservations

Scalpers Charging a Hefty Fee for Yosemite and Half Dome Reservations

April 18, 2011 | Comments (0)

It’s been a problem since the first ticket to an event was ever produced – scalpers – and Yosemite isn’t immune to the problem. Recently permits to hike Half Dome that only cost a nominal $1.50 processing fee have begun showing up on Craigslist for as much as $50.

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July Half Dome Permits Available Starting Tomorrow

July Half Dome Permits Available Starting Tomorrow

March 31, 2011 | Comments (0)

Thinking about hiking Half Dome in July? Start your computer and warm up the coffee maker, tomorrow is your day to get your permit.

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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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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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