Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
With the arrival better weather and the Half Dome hiking season underway, we are getting a lot more Blog readers who are seeking the light. Welcome to the newbies! Here’s how we do it. This blog is a production of Carpe Diem Experience, the dba (“doing business as”) of my enterprise. Notice – NO Google ads or other solicitations. Just wisdom from my cranium to your medulla oblongata. Feel free to post blogs, but keep them relevant to the topic. This is not SF GATE where people rant and rage. I am just a guy who is passionate about Half Dome and trying to share my years of experience with youse guyz. If you have concern, don’t just comment here with it…write the park – the Superintendent is the head cheese (Don Neubacher) – tell him, not me. I’ve done the hike 25 times – not a record, but not too shabby. So I have bottomed out on the optimum ways to do things. You are free to use my suggestions or not. I do the hike with a fanny pack – most of you like backpacks. OK by me. In fact I just got a nice small, lightweight pack that has a suspension system to keep my sweating back cool. I will try it on my June 23 hike. If it works, I will blog about it.
We are now in “permits required” land. If anyone has done the hike this weekend under the permit umbrella please let us know how it went.
For you others, I am very curious just where you do your training hikes. I live in San-Jose-by-the-sea and I love Mission Peak in Fremont, Henry Coe in Morgan Hill, Rancho San Antonio in Los Altos Hills and St. Joseph’s Hill in Los Gatos. Please reply with your favs. No matter where you live in Calif – SoCal included.
Today I gave a talk at Willow Bridge Books in Oakhurst and also stopped by the Wawona Hotel for dinner. I got a lot more fodder for future blogs. Carpe Diem.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “E=mc2 . . . Energy equals mass times the velocity it is traveling at squared.” – Albert Einstein.
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com
Today’s Weather in…Monday 11/20 20%OvercastCloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 59F. Winds light and variable.
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