Thursday, August 20, 2009

Been there, done that - Half Dome

Half Dome by the numbers:
  • 16-mile round-trip hike
  • 8,800 feet above sea level
  • 5,000 feet above Yosemite Valley
  • 4,800 feet hike up hill from trail head to top
  • 400 feet straight up the end on the ropes
  • 4 liters of water each (just enough)
  • 11 hours of hiking
  • 4 outhouses on the way up
The dreaded cables
From half dome

Top of the world!
From half dome

Rachel doesn't need words to express herself
From half dome

Ben K does (click to see video commentary of our hike)