Half Dome

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June 22, 2003

Outline and Background

The was actually half of a weekend trip, the first part of which was maintainence work at the hot springs in Long Valley. We left left early Sunday morning to drive back through Yosemite to meet the rest of the party at the Happy Isles trailhead. Map(s) of perambulations below.

Planning and Route Description

This is the basic Half Dome dayhike. Up the Mist Trail rather than the JMT. Return by the same route.

Summary and Technical Details

About 18 miles, with just under 5000 feet of ascent. Our party separated by speed, with the Chaots tending faster.

Weather and Conditions

Mostly sunny and warm, although very wet on portions of the Mist Trail


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Map of hike location and route detail maps, route in red and blue

Map with route

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Half Dome / Robert Parks / rparks@lvhot.org / revised June '04