I hiked up to the top of half dome with Tom, Kathy, Karen, Jim, and Alice. I started at the trailhead at 7:00AM (Happy Isles), and I was back down by 6:00PM (11 hours). I went up the Mist trail to the Half Dome Trail, and then came down the Half Dome Trail to the John Muir Trail. I got to see Half Dome, the view from Half Dome, the cables that lead up Half Dome, Nevada Fall, Vernal Fall, lllilouette Fall, Emerald Pool, Silver Apron, some amazing portions of the Merced River, and more. The hike was just a blast, and everyone in our group and everyone that we met on the way was friendly and excited to be there.
Great hike and the cables were a lot of fun! During the week it was not too crowded.
My first sierra hike...got me started and that was all I needed.
Awesome hike to the backside. Pitched camp about halfway and arrived at the cables just before sunset. Left the wife and kids at the base while I rushed up. All alone on top. Pictures, map and report at http://www.willhiteweb.com/california_climbing/yosemite_national_park/half_dome_018.htm
Definitely a hot and crowded hike as expected, but was awed by the gorgeous Yosemite Valley summit vistas and Nevada falls en route up the trail.
first time in yosemite, excellent views from atop of course. cables were enjoyable. wish i had more time to do up clouds rest as well. oh well for next time
I likely wouldn't have moved to Cali if it weren't for the week with the boys in the Valley and Tuolumne. Snake Dyke with Joseph was a highlight for sure. good times!
My friend and I climbed the Cable Route in a relatively speedy day hike where we tried to beat the crowds and the weather. Sure enough, people started showing up in some force (for a week day) when we were on the way down and it was a full-on rain by the time we were descending the Mist Trail. But, it was definitely a fun time!
Climbed Snake Dike with Carlos. Fun day even with the crowds. Had to wait for four parties at the base of the climb, then a ton of people on the cables to make it down. But still a great way to climb Half Dome!
This was a back-up plan after I failed to get over the Red Peak Pass due to snow (and lousy routefinding..).
Slept at LYC and did the hike early. I had a great time and want to go back from the north.
Want to go back and do it by Snake Dike!
John Muir up, Mist down. Very nice views on the way, but quite crowded.
Climbed with Dad... this was second ascent, but got to the top this time! Totally worth it!
Beautiful day . . . guy I met hiking up and I were the only ones on the summit
Climbed the cables route on day two of the John Muir Trail.
A very nice hike with an amazing view at the top. The last few hundred feet were extreme. Using cables and metal rods for help. Very fun. Can't wait to do it again. You get to see allot of the park around you as well.
did in 3 days. slept at base, pitch 11 and Big Sandy. fun. no crowds
Climbed via JMT to the cables. Left at 4, just missed sunrise on top. Great day!!
climbed Snake Dike back in June of 07. great climb. and great views