Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
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We are starting to get some folks willing to exchange Half Dome permits – so if you have put a request for permits into this blog, I suggest you check back frequently in case tickets open up as we get closer to the opening of the season.
I am soliciting anyone who would like to write a guest blog for me. I want this to be more of a community so you are free to give us a dose of your knowledge about Yosemite. Send me a private email and I’ll edit it and give you full credit. I’m NOT running out of material – I’m now at 4 years on this blog. First with Yahoo and now WordPress. I compose the blog at night – and it takes me a good hour to digest the info and compose quippy entries. You are among close to 300 daily readers. Thank you!
By the way, my website has just crossed 150,000 hits since I began it. It comes up on the first page on Google searches, behind the Park Service and Wikipedia. I know it’s not the prettiest, but I do it all myself and NO html coding is required to create the pages. I love it. I use Yahoo Sitebuilder and I totally control it without having to pay a web designer. Think about them if you want to build your own website. $36 a quarter for the URL, hosting, hundreds of templates and 24-hour phone support by Americans! I do not use Google ads. If you do not subscribe WordPress puts ads on – for THEM not me. You can support my addiction by buying something from the STORE. Books, T-shirts, etc.
The book has sold over 8500 copies and is #97,248 in Amazon’s listing of all books sold and #8 in Yosemite books. Hmmm a TV series next??
Let’s hike – Join me for a hike this Sunday at the Almaden Quicksilver Mines in South San Jose. These mines dug up Mercury which was used to separate gold from dirt. More monetary value was realized from these mines than any gold mine during the Gold Rush. We leave at 1:30 so let me know.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.” – Ruth E. Renkl
*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com