George Anderson was a Scottish immigrant who was the first human (no Indians did it) to ascend to the top of Half Dome. He did this on October 12, 1875. I have tried to get Yosemite to honor him, to no avail. He is not even mentioned in the park visitor center. He is buried under a non-descript piece of granite in the park cemetery.
We will be celebrating George Anderson Day this Thursday, Oct 10. (Sorry, it’s the only day I can make it.) If you can get off work, please take a little time and join us to the top of Mission Peak in Fremont, in his memory. We’ll talk about his many accomplishments as we trundle about 2,000 ft up. We depart the Ohlone Deli at 10 am. Point your GPS to 43625 Mission Blvd, Fremont 94539. It’s a good 3+ hr RT. Be there or be rectangular.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I never expected this to happen in my lifetime and shall be asking my family to put some champagne in the fridge.” – Peter Higgs (Higgs Boson Nobel Prize)
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com