HALF DOME
SUMMITING
Yosemite National Park
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Before embarking on our
journey, we had to obtain
a Wilderness Permit from
the National Park Service.
This permit ensured us a
spot on the infamous
cables.
 
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HIKE STATS:
• 16.4 miles out and back
• 4,800 ft elevation gain
• 400 ft. of cables
• approx. 10 - 12 hours
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A group of 5 of us began the hike
at around 12:50 AM —- in the pitch
black of night.
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FIRST STOP:
• 3.7 miles down
• Approx. 2 hours in
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The half-way mark calls for a
group photo ...
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... a snack, and a quick rest.
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another 2.4 miles down
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We made it to the base of the dome
by sunrise.
,
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Time to gear up and take on
the cables!
,
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We reached the top!
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Before descending, we all took an
hour nap on top Half Dome.
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Now I can say I’ve been on the top of
Half Dome!
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