Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
In this inaugural installment of “Scary Week” I offer these photos for your consideration. It’s June 17, 2009 and I am coming down the Half Dome cables. I glance off to the right as I near the bottom of the cables and see something moving way down on the western slope. Huh? As I get near the saddle it’s clear that there is a person going DOWN the slope. A woman is yelling down to the idiot and I assume it’s her husband. No, she says it is her girl friend who dropped her GPS and was going to get it. You can read that again and look at these photos. That side of the rock is where the 2 fatalities have ended up. She continues to scoot on her butt further down. What’s the incline there? Close to 60 degrees? Yeah, she got her $100 GPS and made it back up. But . . .
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Dizzy, I’m so dizzy my head is spinning. Like a whirlpool it never ends. And it’s you girl makin’ it spin. You’re making me dizzy.” – Tommy Roe
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com