Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
Word “trickling” back from Yosemite is that the Mist trail is gushing soundly. Not a mist, but a real shower. You WILL get drenched … maybe even with a decent poncho on! The winds are moving the spray fast and furious. Batten down the hatches!!! My trip up is June 23 and I expect to get pounded. Even on the way home via the John Muir Trail you will get soaked. Save your poncho. Just a tad down from Nevada Fall and the junction of the Panorama Trail is the cliff overlook back to the Fall. Usually water seeps off the wall and down onto the trail. Now it is pouring out there too. So be ready to get wet. Hopefully, it will be a nice hot day and will cool you off.
You Tube videos are coming out now from folks who are attempting to get up Subdome and do the rock while the cables are still down. Folks, this is insanity. Unless you are a real “big wall” trained climber, don’t do it. See my website on the ACCIDENTS page for the stories of 2 athletic woman who died doing such – one in 11/06; the other in 4/07.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark. Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart. You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it. You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes – you’re paralyzed. ‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night.” – Michael Jackson
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com