While we were in California, Kevin and I took a break from weddings to visit Yosemite. I’ve been to Yosemite numerous times, including celebrating my fourth (or was it my fifth?) birthday at the Awanee Hotel, but Kevin and I have only been there together once, and it was only for a few hours. So, we were looking forward to spending the night on the valley floor and our goal was to climb Half Dome. I think this was the fifth time I’ve climbed the rock, but Kevin had never been and I am glad to say we both survived (which is saying a lot because seventeen people have died in Yosemite this year- a record, btw). Between my bum knee, which held up great, Kevin’s tiny fear of heights (I never knew this), and not having quite enough water it was a long day, but we were both happy we did it. If you’ve never been to the top of Half Dome I recommend you make the trek. And trust me you can do it! There was a gaggle of 10 year old boys at the top giving their dad’s a hard time, so if they can do it, so can you. Just take a lot of water and know that it could take all day.
Okay, enough writing. Here is my study of Half Dome, as seen from all sides.