Tall Tales From The Field

Yosemite’s Half Dome

I climbed Yosemite’s Half Dome towards the end of a 65 mile backpack through the High Sierras of California.  So my legs were a bit weary when it came time to scale the precipitous granite walls of this iconic rock face.  Thankfully, the National Park Service had installed chains and boards to the seemingly vertical approach.  Like most things in California, there was a waiting line and I hate lines. The only thing I’m willing to wait in line for anymore is a hot dog at Pink’s in LA.

LINE TO HALF DOME

Ants making their way to the top

CLIMBING HALF DOME

CABLES TO HALF DOME

That sign on the lower right says BE CAREFUL!

DOWN HALF DOME

A few years ago, some people went outside the cables and fell to their deaths

CABLES DOWN HALF DOME

Don’t admire the view too much.

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I was on the edge of Half Dome and on my stomach when I took this shot of this guy nonchalantly walking around

RELAXING ON HALF DOME

That’s Yosemite Valley some 4,000 feet below.

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6 responses

  1. These are the first images I’ve ever seen from up there. Awesome!!!!

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    April 29, 2014 at 3:37 AM

  2. That is unbelievable.I go anywhere for great photos,but you can forget that last stretch.nice job

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    July 15, 2014 at 9:50 AM

  3. Blimey o’reilly!

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    March 1, 2015 at 1:22 PM

  4. Wow….I’m not sure I would like doing that! Although I bet the views are amazing!

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    October 17, 2015 at 2:24 AM

  5. Incredible photos!

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    November 7, 2015 at 1:31 AM

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