Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
If you have any intention of hiking Half Dome this year – on a Fri, Sat, Sun or Holiday, the last time they go up for grabs is May 1 for September and October trips…THIS Saturday. Circle this on your calendar, put yellow stickies everywhere, tell your mom to call you and set your alarm. I suggest you page back on this blog to Jan 30 and the few days after that where we talked extensively about the permit system and how to get one. Really it’s worth it to learn the tricks of Mr Half Dome. I got 35 permits to date and have been giving out most of them at my talks. They were gone in 9 minutes after the gates opened at 7 am on March 1 and April 1. I have no inside connections for permits – just the recreation.gov. No excuses if you miss out.
I’m at Delta College in Stockton tonight (Tues) to teach my 4 hour in-depth Half Dome hiking class. Gee, the class takes 1/3 of the time it takes to do the hike! If you want a private session for your group, let me know. Will teach for food.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Turn that music down!” – My mom
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com