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.”