Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
Scott Gehrman, my good friend and head of the non-profit Outdoor Adventure guide company, Lasting Adventures, made it to the top of Half Dome today – the first day it was open. He phoned me from the summit to report on the situation. He said the crowd was healthy, although he admitted to arriving later than he intended.
Took him about an hour with waiting to get up the cables at noon. There is no snow on Sub Dome and the hiking seemed normal. The ground is firm but many of the little streams are full as is the Merced. The Falls are cooking and the Mist Trail is a slog. Permits start Friday and I’m anxious to hear how that goes. Send pix if you can.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “On top of Old Smokey, All covered with snow, I lost my true lover, for courting too slow.” – Traditional folk song, by The Weavers
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com