This was one unusual sight last Saturday. A tent set up on the flat area just before the Ranger checkpoint at Sub Dome. I have never seen a tent in that area. I thought it was in an area closed to camping. Of course you can’t camp on top of Half Dome since 1992 due to “human impact” (no toilets) and it’s the habitat of the endangered Mt. Lyell Salamander.
The Ranger on duty said that the tent was now legal due to a change in the Superintendent’s Compendium. Hmmm, if so I’d expect a whole gaggle of tents there soon. I will be there. I haven’t checked this out with the Wilderness Division, but will. By the way, each NPS unit has a Compendium with rules unique to that park. I’ll send you to the website that holds the 2011 signed off version PDF to see the Yosemite one. See page 58 and you decide if this area is OK. I am at REI Berkeley tonight and don’t have time to read further. Show goes on in 30-mins (at my McDonlad’s remote office now.)
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com