Socks on the Mist Trail

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

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     Just when I thought I saw everything, I was coming down the Mist Trail at the end of a Half Dome hike when I come upon this woman. We were returning to Happy Isles below the Vernal Fall Footbridge. Take a look.

Yes, she is wearing only socks. I did not see her carrying shoes. Just socks. So did she do the hike to Vernal in cotton foot coverings? Did she jettison her shoes along rock slide area? Sleep late and have to hustle out her tent? Odd people, you Americans.

    I often tell people  that they should take their  photos on the Vernal Fall Bridge early in the morning when it is empty. At 5 pm when you return you may see strollers and high heels. Well, here’s proof of one of them.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Sock it to me.” – Laugh in TV show 

*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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  1. Lori B says:

    I saw a girl hike half dome in her panties….she had a pair of hiking shorts on w/o lycra and they were too tight and pinching her. So she said ‘screw it’, lost the pants, and went on up. Granted she did ask men and women along the way if they had extra boxer shorts or jersey shorts she could borrow lol

  2. Tom Cole says:

    I saw a guy last year barefoot and carrying his shoes on the switchbacks before the “saddle” at the cables, Crazy people.

  3. Maureen L says:

    photos of Vernal Fall to get sun on the falls are more like late/mid morning. earlier, it’s in shadow.

    ditto for rainbows at the base of the falls on your hike up the Mist Trail.

    I don’t think I’ll ever hike down the part of the Mist Trail from the top of the falls; way too many people almost all the time!

  4. Norman S says:

    Wasn’t that a commercial from some company that taught you how to speak a language phonetically? So S-O-C-K-S (in Spanish) became something like Es – O- Que – Es which translated into, “It is what it is?”

  5. Roberto Hernandez says:

    Why did you not ask her about the socks?

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