Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
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Hear ye! Mr Half Dome is back from yet another quest for the golden fleece of Carpe Diem. This time it was to the Burning Man event in the Black Rock desert of Nevada. Don’t pass judgment unless you have been there. The free expression of artistes is overwhelming. Sure, some unsavory “stuff” might goes on if you are looking for it, but I don’t. My 4th time there. Anyway, I am trying to figure out the new website/blog. We are still drilling holes and putting paneling up so there will be a few bugs until things settle down. It’s a lot more modern and “mobile” friendly than the one that I used for 4 years. Just bookmark HikeHalfDome.com and you will be on the blog. WordPress is the underlying engine, so commenting will be similar.
Fall Gathering Celebration on Saturday October 1, 2011.
The Yosemite Conservancy is hosting their annual fall gathering on Oct 1 – a Saturday in Wawona. Get more information on the itinerary, making hotel reservations, and to register for this extraordinary event. Hotel reservations must be made by Monday, August 29. The event registration deadline is Friday, September 23. A block of hotel rooms is being held at the Wawona Hotel, The Awhwahnee, Yosemite Lodge, Curry Village and Tenaya Lodge for this event. Registrations are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis (hotel rooms fill up quickly).
Missing hiker found dead – #18
69-year old Gene Hall and had been missing near Vogelsang since Thursday September 1. An extensive search was made until he was found dead in his tent (natural causes). Searchers located the tent off-trail near Fletcher Lake. He had been hiking alone in the area. So, are we now up to 18 traumatic deaths this year? Whew.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Everybody needs beauty…places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.” – John Muir
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com