We were able to get sites for a few days before the hike, so we hung out, did some fishing and just enjoyed being out of the city and in the park! I will probably post other photos later, but so I don't inundate this post with so many pictures, I will stick with a select few of the hike.
Day of the hike:
4:00am. Wake up call. Had to break camp and move sites, so we wanted to give ourselves enough time to make breakfast and all that.
5:37am. Start trailhead out of the Curry Village parking lot.
12:20pm. Summit Half Dome!
1:00pm. Descent (and the pain) begins.
6:37pm. Back to the car! Somehow we amazingly made it back in exact time.
This hike was so exhausting. I was shooting for 14 hours (to be realistic since I know I am a snail of a hiker), but we somehow got in under that, even with lunch and all the rest breaks I had to take. It was awesome, but knees, back and hips all felt like I was a 90 year old lady! I will note that there were a ton of folks at least 70 years old that were lapping us on the way up and down. HA. I even saw myself in 40 years. I was amazing.
|Yep, we went there.|
|Jordan pointing at the ant-people.|
|Probably around a 45º angle. I would definitely recommend wearing shoes with vibram or something that sticks. Watching people slip and struggle on the slick granite is actually somewhat terrifying, especially if they are above you.|
|Nice and empty. It was kind of odd how people went up and down in waves.|
|Bring lots of water. And snacks. Lots of snacks!|
|So close! The cables were actually the easiest part of the hike for me, climbing comes in handy!|
|We made it!|
|Not a bad view at all.|
|A deer getting down on some vegetation.|