Half Dome is the most popular hike in Yosemite National Park. It’s both a thrilling and heart-stopping experience but also requires careful planning! One of the planning steps is securing a permit - whether day hiking or backpacking. This post provides all the details you need to know to get one of the coveted permits.
Everyone should experience the iconic beauty of Yosemite - epic waterfalls, famous rock faces, breath-taking alpine meadows - in person at least once! From a stroll in the woods, rock climbing, to a serious backpacking adventure on the John Muir Trail, Yosemite offers an adventure for everyone.
I ran through a range of emotions climbing up to Half Dome, one of the most recognizable rock faces in Yosemite, holding onto wobbly cables - excitement, awe, fear, anxiety, and exhaustion! And I’d still argue this hike should be on the Yosemite hike list for most people.
After a record snowfall in the winter, it was an epic spring thaw at Yosemite National Park - falls were raging, many trails were flooded and the eastern side of the park was packed in with snow and not accessible. Nevertheless, it was a fun girls adventure to celebrate the 40th birthday of a good friend!