No Half Dome cables for Memorial Day

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

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     Memorial Day is the time of the year we remember our fellow citizens who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Take the time to honor the fallen soldiers who are no longer able to join us on a hike.  As much as we hoped, the Half Dome Cables will not be up for Memorial Day Weekend. This year that means May 31 will be Cables free. Dang. The park has said that they will not be up for the following weekend of June 4, 5.  So it’s official. You read it here first. 

     The trail crews really really want to get the cables up but with deep snow on the trail, they cannot get the support pipes and 2 x 4 boards out of their hiding place and get the whole thing assembled. Double-Dang.  Last year it was not until June 16.  Sorry Charlie, but it’s a no go. Next week, the park will provide weekly updates on the Half Dome Trail and cables. They will also haul out George Anderson’s crystal ball and try to guess when the attraction is open.  Bookmark this link <HERE> to keep abreast. When I know – you’ll know.

      If you have permits, will credit your VISA or Mastercard with the $1.50 you were charged for your permits. They will send you an email if you are affected.   

   No tears – it is what it is.


Unrelated thought worth quoting: Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.  Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness.  I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” – Soren Kierkegaard

*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch –

About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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