Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
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The elves have just returned and the news is good for California’s water supply. Gov Moonbeam just rescinded the DROUGHT order. Why? 160% of normal white fluffy stuff in the Sierra. Last week’s blizzards really pushed us up. Many reservoirs are letting water out lest they stress the dam structures. Gosh. The snowpack has not been this deep since 1995. Even the Great Flood year of 1997 was not this bad. (The flood was on January 2)
So for those of us that have Half Dome permits for late May/early June, I’d plan on another hike. It will be a miracle if the trial crew can even get up to HD to install the system. I am up on May 27 and I think a good Plan B is Yosemite Falls. The snow should be off the trail by then and the water will be exploding off the cliff. You can stand right next to the fire hose and watch it shoot out a long way before it arches down. Yeah, that’s the ticket – Yosemite Falls. If you are at thepark them give me a shout and join the hike. Of course, I am always hopeful of a “Cables are up.” announcement. Click to enlarge.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “If you want me to do something … tell me I can’t do it.” – Maya Angelou
MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com