Yosemite’s Half Dome 2015 summer hiking season ended on Oct 14. It was the last day visitors with a permit could go up the 8,842’ peak with the safe cables erected. Trail crews remove the 3 foot pipes and 2×4’ stability boards each winter.
No one fell!!!
They will be back up the end of May 2015. A lottery will be held in March to select slots for the 2015 season. Keep reading this blog for year-round coverage of the park and its nuances.
The Dog Rock fire is for all intents out. We mourn the loss of the pilot of the air tanker that crashed. Let’s hope the fire season is over and the rains come to fill up the reservoirs and waterfalls.
Yosemite recently participated in the last major event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Yosemite Grant, the law signed by President Lincoln on June 30, 1864, that protected Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.
The event was held on Sunday, September 28th, at the Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento, California, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the proclamation accepting the Yosemite Grant signed by then California Governor Frederick Low.
From fall 2013 through the end of this year, the park will have participated in over 200 Anniversary events.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “The difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline.” – Steve Smith
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com