21. April 2014

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Yosemite”s Big Oak Flat Webinar | Recording available

The GoToWebinar recording of my Webinar on hiking the Big Oak Flat Road is now ready for your viewing. Please send me a comment if you’d like to get it.

Also, the playback of the radio interview that was done with Alex Honnold last week is availble from KQED — Go to kqed.org -> Radio -> archive ->Forum —- show was April 18

The Old Big Oak Flat Road

The Old Big Oak Flat Road

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18. April 2014

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More openings at Yosemite National Park | Pack your bags and head to the park

The good old days on HDome

The good old days on Half Dome

First off, if you got Half Dome permits for May, NOW is the time to get serious about your training. HILLS and a lot of them. Then do them again.

Another bit of advice that will make you happy: Taper down your last week. Don’t do anything. You don’t want to risk injury that cannot heal in a week. You will not lose any of your conditioning in that week.

 Get ready: National Park Week is upon us. That means free admission to Yosemite on April 19th and 20th. Where to stay? Things are all cleaned up and spiffy for you at Housekeeping Camp – it’s open. But good luck on getting a reservation this late.

The Glacier Point Tour and the Grand Tour are now being offered daily. Those are awesome ways to see a lot of the park – narrated! The Village Store Tour & Activity Desk are also open.

The Curry Village Bike Stand is also open for the season. If you are going this weekend, note that the Curry Village Raft Rentals will open tomorrow, the 19th.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “You can observe a lot by watching

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18. April 2014

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Alex Honnold on KQED TODAY

 

Alex Honnld on Half Dome

Alex Honnld on Half Dome

Sacramento native, Alex Honnold,  will appear for an interview on KQED (88.5FM) today at 10 am. Alex has gone up Half Dome  – FREE SOLO – in 82 minutes.  He plans to scale one of the world’s tallest buildings in Taiwan.

(A tip of the hat to Maureen L for this tip)

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Just do it” – Nike

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome

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