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NavySeabeeYosemite at its finest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2005

NavySeabee

A can't miss hike for the adventuresome. My better half had this idea the previous year in Yosemite and so with the kids in camp, to Half Dome we went! I anally research most of my high country adventures so I knew what I was getting into with the cables. However, my wife did not. Not comfortable with heights, she decided to wait it out in the high meadow before the shoulder.

I trudged forward and had a good amount of company on the cables, but not too bad. Steady progress at first, but slowed dramatically about 300 feet up. Seems we got stuck behind some poor woman who decided to call it quits about 100 feet from the top. After I flew past her there was nobody else to contend with on the cables. Was not crowded at all on the way down and for a change it was less intimidating coming down then going up. Made it back to Happy Isles before dinner, round-trip of about 10 1/2 hours. Thing I was happiest about was that I made it to the top only 2 months after my second knee surgery.

One other thing that strikes me as odd is the amount of people with a Walmart fanny pack and cheap sandals who head towards the summit. Wonder what their feet look like the next day. Hmmm...
Posted May 3, 2006 7:05 pm

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