Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
We often talk about the need to arrive at the cables of Half Dome early enough to beat the crowds. OK, so you are on top and you gaze down at the long line building on the saddle. But after about an hour, you decide to head back down. Hmmm If you stay and linger longer, you may be faced with a line building up on top – wanting to come back down! Weekends are hell, so if you want to get back down in a sane manner, begin your descent by 1 pm. It won’t be clear, but folks going up will lean over to let you pass. They are very happy to take a break. I took these shots about 2 pm on a June Saturday. I did the hike that day with a slow group and we did not scoot up as fast as we should have.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir, 1913
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com