BAD weather for Day 1 of Half Dome hike

Half Dome at 11:30 am May 24, 2012

A bad first day for the cables to be up. VERY dangerous with the cloud hanging = damp. I hope reason prevailed and no one attempted it. It’s in the “Wilderness” and the ranger at Sub Dome will not stop you. Only suggest that it’s a death wish. Intghe Wilderness you are to assess any risks involved and make decisions appropriately.  Photo credit: YC webcam.

A shout out to my friends who were at the Pleasanton Library last night. A lot of enthusiasm. Welcome to the blog. All Half Dome and nothing but Half Dome…and some Yosemite, and some gear, and some of my musings – but mostly Half Dome. Comments welcome!

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Who’ll stop the rain?” – Credence Clearwater Revival

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch –

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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3 Responses to BAD weather for Day 1 of Half Dome hike

  1. Brenda says:

    We were up there yesterday and it was treacherous! We got about halfway up the cables and came back down as it was just way too slick. There was a family from Georgia who attempted to go all the way up after us (and after we told them not to). Any way to figure out if they made it?

    • Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch says:


      I know some people made it up, but the only way to tell if they had problems is the YOSAR report – and no rescues were noted. Congrats on your better wisdom.

  2. Sönke says:

    Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road have been closed due to snow and ice. Plan your trip accordingly.

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