Dean Potter on video this time. Click <Here>. A few weeks ago, I posted a still of him tight-roping across Taft Point in Yosemite. OK, nice high wire act. I pride myself with living on the edge of my envelope … I think Dean is outside where the stamp goes. Sheeesh.
By the way, the Taft Point hike is a nice easy one for most folks. Park on Glacier Point Road and head towards the edge. For a full day, go along to Dewey and Stanford Points and head west. Lots of neat crags to gawk down.
It took us 7 hours to get to Old Inspiration Point and back to the road. Supposedly where the Mariposa Battalion first saw the valley. They called it Mt. Beatitude. Then they made their way roughly to today’s “Inspiration Point” and down to the Tunnel View area – then over to Bridalveil Fall where they camped. One day I’d like to try to go down Pohono Creek and to the top of Bridalveil Fall.
Gee, just a couple more days to the solstice and the days will begin to get longer!! Yea!! Half Dome here we come!
Medical Minute: I’ve been doing rehab for 2 weeks now. Orthopedic Dr said to stick to isometrics until now. So yesterday I did some resistance. Basic light dumbbells for triceps and curls. Holy cow. I am sore today, I guess 8 weeks of doing nothing takes its toll.
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com
One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome