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Keri and I are planning a 1-week trip to Yosemite next year, either in May or September. We've been there several times, but have never been able to conquer the famous Half Dome hike, ie route closed due to snow, cable damaged, me being out of shape. So, this time we're planning to finally do it and also visit Glacier Point. We'll stay near Curry Village, most likely at Upper Pines campground. The trail is about 8 miles one way, going from about 3000ft elevation to about 8000ft. Here are some pictures of the final leg of the hike.

It's a very popular destination, especially during Spring and Summer so there's a 4 months in advance for reservation. If you're interested, let us know.

Reservation made: Sept 7th-12th, 2008.

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You'll be at the tallest peak of the park, looking down to the entire valley floor
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Two more weeks!
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have fun! I was up there a month ago. Didn't get to climb half dome though.
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Here are some pix from Yosemite, mostly Half Dome, Glacier Point, and Curry Village. We almost made it up to Half Dome until a nasty thunder storm moved in which killed it. We had to hike 8 miles back, I was bitterly disappointed but there's always next time..


The temperature on a sunny Fall morning in Yosemite Valley.
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Cooking breakfast!
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Best idea since sliced bread!
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Curry Village
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If you're afraid of height, the last part of Half Dome Trail is not for you...
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Hiking at 5am
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Awesome view
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View from Glacier Point
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Me at Glacier Point
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The food!
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The bear didn't call back...
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TacomaQT smiling for the camera
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Me pretending to smile but was really scared shitless!
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The rest of the pix are at http://www.socalcampers.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=20
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Nice! Sorry you didn't make the top this time.
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