<<George Anderson Rembrance Hike Oct 12>>
The Yosemite Half Dome hiking season is winding down. Two weeks left. We are having summer weather still, so try the 2-day mini lottery and git ‘er dun!
NOW is the time to book your 2015 accommodations. Lodging at Yosemite can be booked a year (and a day) in advance. This is true for everything but camping and (Wilderness permits). I usually book 5 dates for a 4-person. I go for the tent cabins. VERY close to trailhead.
I stay 2 nights. The night before the hike and the night after. When you book, you will be charged your first night. BUT if you cancel within 7 days, you get a full refund.
DNC runs the show on site. They assign tents a few days before your arrival (HINT … ask for the 700 series.) When you check into the registration desk, if someone bails out, you can downgrade to the 2-man rate. They will usually still put you in a 4-man – and at the 2-man rate.
Then you can play the March lottery. Pick the same dates as your reservations …if you win you are golden. If you get none of your 7 choices, think about the 2-day. Or better, do another hike.
Don’t have regrets, Book ‘em Dano!
Unrelated thought worth quoting:
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, But rather to skid in sideways, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow-what a ride !”
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com