Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
My Half Dome training for the last 2 weeks has been extensive walking around the artifacts of Ancient Civilizations, slogging out a few miles of Nordic Walking on the deck of the good ship Symphony and finally plowing up and down the staircases. Shown is my daily training machine.
The ship has 12 floors, but the usable floors that one would want to be seen in shorts and sweaty shirt are from 7 to 11. Plug in your earphones of your iPOD and push GO. It’s a great workout. Starting out with a brisk walk and progress to a nice jog up/down. All while smiling at guests heading to lectures or the casino. My next expedition up Half Dome is June 23. I am confident of a coming Sierra heat wave that will free up the snows on the sub dome hill and allow access to the cables.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Stairway to Heaven,” Led Zeppelin
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com