Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
Get or Give permits<HERE>
I have 2 Permits to hike Half Dome on September 4. Since there are many on the blog who want that date, I decided to make it fair and give them to the first person who sends me an email with the correct answer to the following: Email to MrHalfDome@gmail.com
On page 41 of the award-worthy book, “One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome” I describe the Firefall that occurred every night in the park (when feasible) at 9 pm.
It was delayed until 9:30 when John Kennedy was staying at the Ahwahnee Hotel. It was started by David Curry (who created Camp Curry) as an attraction for people staying at his place. Men pushed burning embers over Glacier Point 3,000 feet downward. The edge sits far back from Curry Village and the glowing wood fell harmlessly onto the rock. It began in 1872. The question for 2 FREE tickets is: What year did the NPS end the firefall? Operators are standing by NOW.
The book is available on Amazon, my website, the park, REI and cobblers nationwide. It is currently #45,312 in all Amazon books, and #5 for all Yosemite Books. Gosh. We are reviewing movie treatments but already have the actor to play me – Pee Wee Herman.
Tune in tomorrow to hear the exciting tale of my hike up the old Big Oak Flat Road.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I am the god of hell-fire and bring you FIRE!” – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com