Can’t you read?

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
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     First the sign:


Then the bozos on the Silver apron, 100 feet from the sign. Darwin award candidates.


In 2005 a guy went over Vernal Fall


     I’ll be up at the park this weekend for a meeting with our German bureau. Sonke K. flew in from Hamburg and came down with a horrendous cold. Wanted to hike North Dome, but he is too sick. We may just hang around the valley.
     In other news: If you read this in time to do any good – on Saturday, September 25, Yosemite will celebrate National Public Lands Day. Free admission!
     Dates to remember:  Yosemite was designated by an Act of Congress on October 1, 1890, making this the 120th birthday of the park. And Oct 12 is the day that George Anderson first went up Half Dome in 1875. We are not worthy.

    Check out this YouTube.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “If you pick ’em up, O Lord, I’ll put ’em down.” -Author Unknown

*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch –

3 Responses to “Can’t you read?”

  1. john Says:

    So… is that pic from 2005, the guy that went over vernal? I like to hang out on silver apron and in emerald pool, bit I keep it safe.

  2. mrhalfdome Says:

    No, … phot otaken Sept 11, 2010

  3. john Says:

    What makes the apron so dangerous is not just the smooth granite and swift currents. All along the shallow edges of the river, the granite is coated with nearly invisible algae. Even with excellent hiking boots, you have nearly no traction. It feels like the rock is coated with vaseline.

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