Half  Dome – Yosemite Musing
This is my last segment of “Scary Week.” I sense some of you are too tough to be scared. OK here we go with my best shot. There are many places at Yosemite that you could lose it. Half Dome has it’s share. One misstep and down you go. A mere blot on the map. A statistic in a book. Can’t chew gum and walk? Spit it out. Here’s #1 – The Slabs.



#2. A Diving Board. OK, the tippy top is called the Visor, and there are several hunks of granite that look like diving boards. (The REAL Diving Board is on the maps and it’s where Ansel Adams took his HD shot.) So any of these slabs could be diving boards. Here you could do a half gainer or cannonball and leave no splash.


#3 A similar one at Glacier Point. Made famous by this olde tyme pix of 2 women dancing on it and even one with a car parked on it.

#4 Vernal Fall. Sure honey, step over the railing…it’s August and I’m sure it’s OK.

Related thought worth quoting: “When you’re falling down, the worlds not spinning around you. When you’re falling down, the world’s not all about you. When you’re  falling down, you know I’ll be around. When you’re falling down, falling down.” – Selena Gomez

*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

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. Jessie says:

    I can read about this stuff all day long, thanks for the write up my friend!

  2. BellaBike says:

    Okay, these are scary. Because they’ll give my Better-Half-&-Hiking-Companion too many ideas, and then I’ll have to beg, squeal & whine while he hangs over the edges. I get really nervous watching people do dumb stuff.

    On the other hand, the views from up there are totally awesome. I’ve never seen anything like it.

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