-Half Dome Cables and Trail to the National Register of Historic Places

There has been a lot of buzz lately with a many of Yosemite sites being added to the National Register of Historic Places.  Some have asked me “Why isn’t Half Dome on it???”

Well it is.

LISTED, 8/15/12 Half Dome Cables and Trail to the National Register of Historic Places (#12000494).

The cables on Yosemite's Half Dome

The cables on Yosemite’s Half Dome

I know I announced this when it happened, but had to dig around in the safe to find the info.  the original cables are long gone, the effort was headed by Ranger Daniel Schaible (now in the National Capital Region) . I  helped him load the ammunition for the effort.

Half Dome is the 8,842 foot high symbol of Yosemite National Park in California. The famous cables on Half Dome and the trail up Sub Dome to the cables have now been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archaeological resources. There are more than 80,000 properties listed in the National Register.  


Unrelated thought worth quoting: It was twenty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. They’ve been going in and out of style, but they’re guaranteed to raise a smile. So may I introduce to you. The act you’ve known for all these years……Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” – The Beatles

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome


About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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