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Dates: 5/1/2017 - 10/31/2017
City / State: Yosemite National Park, CA
Event Name: Half Dome - Mariposa County
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 105243 2017/Y0765
Distance - Trail Ratings: Extended Walk 27/11/5 km - 5E
Description: Daily, dawn to dusk. Out and back during daylight hours only! Bring a pair of leather gloves to save your hands! Top elevation is 8842 feet. For any walks in YNP, carry more water than you normally would; carry food if doing the 27K route. The 27 K Half Dome climb is a full day trek - start out at first light! Carry food and lots of water. NOTE: A PRE-PURCHASED PERMIT/RESERVATION FROM YNP IS REQUIRED TO MAKE THE HALF DOME ASCENT. This is THE classic hike of Yosemite National Park (YNP). The 5 km option turns around at Vernal Falls and the 11 km option turns around at Nevada Falls. Both are rated 4+. The summit attempt (27K, rated 5) is a dawn-to-dusk affair and should not be attempted by people afraid of heights or in other than good physical condition. The final 400 meters are accomplished through pulling yourself up a 45-degree incline using fixed cables.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Bridges - Spanning the USA, National Parks Centennial Challenge, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Daily, dawn to dusk
Location: Remote Registration only; Contact POC at: P. O.Box 1253, Twain Harte, CA - 95383; or email:
Start Point / Driving Directions: Contact POC to register remotely; you will be provided waiver to sign, and send fee. We will email or US mail walk directions. After walk we will send insert cards. Sorry for the inconvenience, but the walk box has "walked" from the store-front location.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Host Club: Sierra Gold Striders
Contact: Philip Jones (209) 586-0597
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