Ode to Half Dome


Ode to Half Dome

 Oh Tissiack, the Rock of Ages.

You have stood for millennia guarding the sacred valley.

Your face has seen the passage of time and erosion,

Yet you remained ever vigilant high above the glaciers.

We thank you for allowing us passage

And permitting our brief encounter upon your surface.

No one conquers Tissiack – she lets us pass.

With your countenance, we will trod again. 


Unrelated thought worth quoting:“Half Dome is perfectly inaccessible, being probably the only one of all the prominent points of Yosemite which has never been, and never will be, trodden upon.”  – Josiah Whitney, the Chief Geologist for California, 1870 

*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

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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