If you did not snag a permit in the March Half Dome lotto, and you don’t want to risk the 2-day lottery, I’d like to tell you about a way you can still hike to the summit. I have a relationship with a non-profit guide service that has been around 15+ years – Lasting Adventures.com. I am a qualified guide and will be leading many of the one-day hikes up Half Dome.
As a commercial outfitter, Lasting Adventures has secured permits for groups of 5 for: 5/24, 5/31, 6/11, 7/6, 7/8, 7/15, 7/19, 7/29, 8/16, 8/18, and 8/23. Imagine hiking Half Dome with Mr Half Dome. The rates are lower than any other service and when you register, you will be given a copy of the only hiking guide to HD, “One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome.
Your Lasting Adventures guide, or me (depending on availability) will narrate the history and geology of the hike as well as getting you safely to the top. All hikers will also receive my recommended nitrile (rubber) gloves that stick to the cables. This is not an easy hike, but many prefer the confidence and safety a guide provides. We carry First Aid kits, a water filter and other necessary safety gear. For more information on the program and to secure your spot, visit their website. Lasting Adventures.com.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com