Sunday, October 19, 2008
On to Half Dome
It was the last day of the season to walk up Half Dome before the ladder is taken down. It was bitterly cold in the morning, which was good for clear air and good views. We took the easy route up by Vernal Falls. Up passed Nevada Falls. There were very few people on the ropes today, maybe only 8 at any given time. Last time there were more then 400, looking like ants on the lighter worn patch. First attempts at scaling the dome were unsucessful... Our stratagy was revised to walking. Here is Sheena strutting up the ropes. The diving board. I think this is the jump that first made BASE jumping famous. The view from the bottom, the round trip took about 11 hours and my calfs are still quite sore !