Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
Get or Give Half Dome permits<HERE>
If you are a Bay Area hiker, you may have been to one of my Half Dome presentations at REI, outfitters, libraries or the park. I get a lot of requests to come to Southern California and places well outside normal driving distance from the Galactic HQ of Carpe Diem Experience: San Jose.) There is no way I can pull that off – unless you cover my expenses. In response, I have been working with Big Escapes, the engine behind the recently announced Yosemite Falls iPhone app. The park did a Press Release on it and it can be downloaded off the Apple App site.
In the one hour Half Dome presentation, I give tips on equipment, natural history, wildlife, hiking poles and water treatment as well as advice on how to ascend and descend the cables. A highlight is a virtual tour of the hike. You will be prepared for your trip up Half Dome. Even if you’ve heard my talk, this will be a good refresher for you with new content. For less than the gas it would cost to come to an actual talk, you can invite me into your home for some hot chocolate, popcorn and a good chat about Half Dome. The presentation is called Hike Half Dome: Anyone Can* and is available for download<HERE> from MindBites Marketplace, an internet Publishing Platform and Solutions company. There are 10 lessons that can be streamed or downloaded for viewing on computers, laptops, or smart phones by anyone worldwide. Groups interested in experiencing paid onDemand videos first hand can download Hike Half Dome: Anyone Can* in the Mindbites Store for $7.92 or $.99 per lesson. A portion of the proceeds goes to Yosemite Conservancy to further protect and preserve Yosemite National Park and enhance the visitor experience. Let me know what you think.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1841
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com