Long Lines on Half Dome – You Have Been Warned

In On the Trail

A steady stream of hikers ascend Half Dome on a regular summer weekend. Photo by Aram Kudurshian.

Paige: “Last year I decided to hike Half Dome on Labor Day. We got there at 5, met fewer-than-normal people on the trail (both ways), and had little to no traffic on the way out. I wish I could say the same for yesterday, didn’t have the time to wait to get up the cables. Good luck to those planning on going Labor Day.”

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2 commentsOn Long Lines on Half Dome – You Have Been Warned

  • You know – if they would just put in a tram, it wouldn’t be so difficult.


    Someone actually suggested that about 40 years ago.

  • He’s right. In circa +/- 1930 era there was a formal proposal to built a tram from the Happy Isles area up. A preliminary drawing was made. No go. Hike it!

    Rick D

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