Half Dome Safety video

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
Yosemite has just release a 9 minute video on the Half Dome hike. A tip of the hat to Dean for alerting me. A big problem is that information tends to get buried under a ton of pages. Look at the whole URL (Universal Resource Locator)


How many of us casually go to the “photosmultimedia” page to seek info on Half Dome? They do have  link on what I hope will be the main Half Dome info page, <HERE> That aside, I like the piece. Ranger Vickie Maites gives some good advice. “Tennis shoes are NOT good enough.”  She also talks about water treatment and shows folks using their filter pump. She mentions that the Merced in Little Yosemite Valley is the last water source. Readers of my book know that the “Little Spring” runs year round as the true “last chance.”  I commend her mention of the difficulty of Sub Dome – the part that is often not emphasized and will were you out. Personally, I find I find going down much easier due to gravity. And I recommend facing uphill as shown.


Related thought worth quoting: “I am feasting in the Lord’s mountain house, and what pen may write my blessings?” – John Muir 1869
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com


4 Responses to “Half Dome Safety video”

  1. Dean Says:

    The NPS do like burying these things but they are quite good at announcing these things if you don’t mind Twitter…


    I don’t tweet much myself but keep tabs on a few interesting folk.

  2. andy Says:

    Just read through those tweets. They stated the cables will not be up
    June 4-6. Doh!

  3. mrhalfdome Says:

    Good point. I have been trying to mount a Facebook account.. got flooded with dumb stuff. May delete and start all over…then a tweeter to follow Mr Half Dome.

  4. kathy Says:

    This is an excellent video, best thing I’ve seen from the NPS on Half Dome. I would hope they would include the link in any communication done after a person gets a permit. I also do hope they include it on the main Half Dome page for those who may not go on a permit day.

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