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Hiking Half Dome on June 12th

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avatar Hiking Half Dome on June 12th
June 09, 2010 09:32PM
I am not sure about my exact plan for June 12th. I am still trying to choose between Diving Board, Half Dome and Cloud Rest.

Do I need high cut hiking boots or low cut hikers would suffice for this hike?
Specifically I am concerned about prickly plants while hiking Diving Board. Do I need high cut hiking boots to protect from thorns?
avatar Re: Hiking Half Dome on June 12th
June 10, 2010 06:42AM
U Hike-on in yur Skivies?

What route you take-on up to da Board?

(eye post so much gunk on da board... u searchy?)



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Hiking Half Dome on June 12th
June 10, 2010 06:43AM
Also, watt da hecky happen to Grover?



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Hiking Half Dome on June 12th
June 10, 2010 09:47PM
If you prefer -- and already own -- low cut hiking boots, you could purchase a pair of those low-cut scree gaiters (about the same ht as hi-top boots) to protect against any brush.



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
Re: Hiking Half Dome on June 12th
June 12, 2010 01:13PM
Did you end up choosing Clouds Rest? Not only are the views better, but you can also enjoy more solitude.
Re: Hiking Half Dome on June 12th
June 12, 2010 05:18PM
New here.
Hope you ended up doing Clouds Rest. Want to take my son there next week so I am curious as to snow/creek conditions. I hiked it a couple of years ago in September. No snow worries then.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/12/2010 06:00PM by SkBunny.
avatar Re: Hiking Half Dome on June 12th
June 12, 2010 07:06PM
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SkBunny
New here.
Hope you ended up doing Clouds Rest. Want to take my son there next week so I am curious as to snow/creek conditions. I hiked it a couple of years ago in September. No snow worries then.

Sunrise Trailhead on Thursday:


http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/yosemite/sh-dscn4462.jpg.html
Re: Hiking Half Dome on June 12th
June 12, 2010 07:20PM
Even better...

Sunrise Trail at Tenaya Creek (6/10/2010)




http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/yosemite/nsh-dscn4465.jpg.html



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/12/2010 07:22PM by eeek.
Re: Hiking Half Dome on June 12th
June 12, 2010 07:28PM
Ouch! That answers my question. I guess we'll do Glacier Point or North Dome then. Haven't hiked those yet.
Thanks.
avatar Re: Hiking Half Dome on June 12th
June 12, 2010 10:24PM
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SkBunny
Hope you ended up doing Clouds Rest.
No, I just hiked the Half Dome.
I could not have missed an opportunity to hike Half Dome without a permit (which will be required starting from Wednesday).
The trail was bone dry absolutely without snow (except for occasional puddles of water near the backpackaer's campground).
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