Within in the past month, I’ve gone hiking more times than I ever have in my entire life. One would think that Pdho had something to do with it. Although, he was the first person to take me to Muir Woods, many of these bigger hikes were actually organized by my other friends including this trip to Yosemite. YM came up with the idea of hiking Half Dome. Admittedly, if anyone had asked me to do this at any other time in the past, I probably would not have been up for it, but I figured if I was ever physically ready for it, it would be now… so why the heck not! So about 11 of us rented a cabin and headed out one weekend.
Over 4 hours later, we reached the foot of Half Dome! That line scaling the side of Half Dome is full of people.
The view from here was truly amazing. It was well worth the horribly steep hike. Not sure if I could ever or would ever do it again though. I’m getting old… my body can’t take the abuse.
This was toward the end of the day but right before it started to get dark. The hike down was not as scenic. In fact, the trail was a bunch of switchbacks and filled with dung all along the way down. It was gross. Plus, we were so tired, we just wanted to get down to the bottom as fast as we could. Nevertheless, it was a very full day and we were pooped by the end. All in all, it was worth it and I’m very glad I did it.