I’m logging in at Curry Village. The wifi seems to be working OK now. It was crowded in the Valley. The bus was a great idea to get around. The falls are stil looking good. I guess you can see the Yosemite Falls webcam for yourself. I went up with a reporter from the Merced Sun-Star. He will write a story soon on the whole Half Dome experiences and the permit process.
We got a late start up Half Dome and the trail was empty. Pretty strange. When we went up the cables about 11:30 they were pretty thin. The cables got crowded on the way down. At 2 pm the rangers said that they logged in about 400 for the day. It was a bit hot today – especially in the afternoon. I got some great pix to share but I have not had time to download them yet. We finished pizza and are heading to the crib now.
I met a lot of blog and book readers and will share their pix soon. Several I talked to got 2-day permits, so there is hope. Also many got permits by asking others.
OK – all for now. To bed. Back home through Mariposa and Merced.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com