Hiking Yosemite National Park
by Suzanne Swedo (Falcon Guides)
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What a great hike. You get scenery change, a challenge and views of the valley and high country. Leave early in summer heat, defined by headlamp necessity!!
Hiked to the top of Half dome today!!! It was an amazing experience. . . if it wasn't for my fiance I would have never made it to the top!!!
Most diffiicult hike I have ever done. The cable climb is hairy, dont go on a weekend, too many people. The end result was an awesome experience
What can I say??? It's Half Dome! Great trail, excellent views and very strenuous. The first time I hiked to the top, I did it during a mid-week backpacking trip and started from Little Yosemite Valley. It was PERFECT! This time, we did it in one day (on a Saturday when the cables were about to come down the next week) from the valley and it was brutal. By the time we made it to the cables, there was a line to the top like a line at Disneyland during a holiday weekend. It took over an hour to get up the cables. There were several people who were there that shouldn't have been. They would freeze and panic on the cables and have to turn around. Next time, I'm doing it mid-week like the first time. It's an awesome trail and well worth the physical anguish.
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