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Half Dome Cables & Crowds

Half Dome Cables & Crowds

Bill Henry and I made a go of Half Dome's infamous cables route on a very crowded August day. This marked the last year of the no-quota era. Rangers have subsequently (more)

Half Dome via the Cables

Half Dome via the Cables

It is perhaps the most famous hike in the United States. Every Summer, thousands attempt the 16 mile round trip from Yosemite Valley's floor to Half Dome's 8836-foot summit. (more)

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