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  1. Mass Gaining Guy on April 12, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    I just heard about a hikers death on NBC news today.

  2. dmonte012 on April 12, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Wow, excellent video! Really gives me a feel for how difficult this hike could be. The reward is some gorgeous views.

  3. paulla smith on April 12, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    More people have mysteriously vanished in Yosemite than anywhere else in the world. (David Paulides Missing 411).

  4. Travel SzN on April 12, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing 😁 Vickie is my cousin! 🥰I believe NPS put this video together in 2010 or 2011.

  5. shash vjay on April 12, 2020 at 4:51 pm
  6. ShakespeareCafe on April 12, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Before you tackle Half Dome, try out some of the domes along the Tioga Road Rte. 120. Most people haven’t even hiked on a dome and they want to tackle the Granddaddy of all domes after hiking 8 miles to get there and an elevation gain of 4800 ft? Lembert Dome is a great hike and you get exposed to dome dynamics, the nature of Yosemite granite, its ruthless slippery factor when wet. When ready to do Half Dome, Buy or rent A Via Ferrata Kit, which is designed specifically for cable assisted climbing. It has energy absorbing lanyard attached to two carabiners you alternately clip and unclip to cables so one is ALWAYS clipped in. That lanyard is attached to a climbing harness that securely wraps around your waist and legs. OSHA rules dictate fall protection equipment on any job. You can’t work on a roof or even tall ladder without it. Having the right Via Ferrata safety equipment when climbing Half Dome is invaluable peace-of-mind and will give you confidence at height.

  7. Adam Parker on April 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    When I was 19 years old back in 1992 me and 3 friends hiked up half down in April, it was mostly clear until we got to the dome and most of it was covered in snow, We had already been hiking through snow for the last quarter mile before we got to it.. Chris decided to go up while the 3 of us stayed below, He grabbed on to the cables that were Laid flat against the rock for the season, and then when the cable disappeared under the snow he dug his hands and feet into the snow and kept climbing. He came back down and told us all how wonderful it was and I was elated scared and excited! Then Chris asked if any of us wanted to go up also and I said yes while Allen and Bruce said they’d rather not. I’m 46 years old now and I have never forgotten this memory and how wonderful it was climbing up the dome with Chris. Don’t listen to all the rules and regulations that people want to put on you! Find how you can break the rules properly and you can live outside of them while still being somewhat safe.
    We were all wearing tennis shoes by the way and our provisions consisted of fig newtons and no water when we got thirsty we drank out of the creeks and we ate some snow. Yes we were 4 young men in good shape but I still say push the boundaries, take chances and every chance you get break the rules!!!)

  8. djlowtek on April 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Amazing. National parks is one of the few places I’m proud to have my tax dollars going to.

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