Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
As a bonus to loyal readers, I am inviting you to join me on August 13 for my hike up Half Dome in the dark to view the Perseid’s Meteor shower from the top. I plan to leave Curry Village for the trailhead at 7 pm with the goal of being on top by 11 pm. We’ll kick back and view the annual spectacle as our planet is bombarded by up to 60 pieces of space debris a minute. This is the Big Kahuna of meteor showers and only occurs once a year. The dark top of Half Dome will be perfect for a ringside seat. Heck, we might even spot a UFO or 2! As an added attraction I plan to descend about 2 am and divert at Little Yosemite Valley and head over to the Diving Board. This is the site of Ansel Adam’s famous photo of the face of Half Dome. I’ve never done it, so this will be exciting. My research shows that this is a hard scramble over skree and steep talus. Not for first timers. I have topo maps and route info so I am confident of not getting lost. I plan to be back in bed by mid-morning. I give at talk at the Le Conte Memorial Lodge, near Housekeeping on the 14th at 7 pm. If you are interested send me an email per below. You will need to have accommodations. My hiking party may be cancelling so I might have room for 2. TBD. Headlamps, warm clothes and the usual gear required. This is NOT a guided trip – I am not liable for your safety.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “STAY, just a little bit longer. Please, please, please, please, tell me you’re going to. Now, how your daddy don’t mind; and your mommy don’t mind. If we have another dance , just one more – one more time.” – The Chantels
*Mr. Half Dome -Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com – MrHalfDome@gmail.com*