Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
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The new California 25 cent piece rolls out July 29 with a special ceremony at the Park. Swing by the Visitor Center at 11 am and bring your ugly “other state” quarters. You can exchange them for up to 10 rolls of the highly collectible Yosemite 2010 quarter.
My award worthy book, “One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome” has soared to the Amazon Bestsellers Rank of #46,262 in Books. It’s #81 in excursion guides and #7 in Yosemite books. Hoorah! We can feed the dog tonight!
Trivia: Did you know that the John Muir Trail was started in 1916 (soon after his 1914 death) and completed in 1938. He had hiked the general route with his buds many times. The part we are on even has asphalt – anyone know how they paved it? To stick it has to be hot.
I am giving Half Dome talks this week at REI in Fremont (Tues) and San Carlos (Wed) – both at 7 pm.then Bass Pro in Manteca on Sat at 2. Come by and say hi!
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I am Iron Man! Has he lost his mind? Can he see or is he blind? Can he walk at all? Or if he moves will he fall?” – Black Sabbath
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com