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Yosemite Half Dome 2015

Early September 2015 trip to Half Dome in Yosemite. Due to the popularity of this hike you need a permit through a lottery system and we finally got our slot.

Off to an early start around 6:30am, which was good because it turned out to be a really warm day. After a pretty streneous hike to the base of the cliff we scrambled up the wires on the steep part. Not too hard but glad we brought some gloves with good grip.

Amazing view from the peak, especially down the vertical drop. Clear skies but a little haze from the forest fires close to the park.

The hike down was slow and the round trip took us over twelve hours. The elevation and rocky terrain took its toll on both my and Vannnessa's knees.