Date: 8/19/17 | Miles Hiked: 17 (7 Half Dome, 10 JMT)
I woke up this morning at 5 a.m. to hike Half Dome, carefully adjusting my tent in hopes it would dry from last night’s downpour while I was gone.
With nothing but a light daypack filled with water and a few snacks, hiking this Yosemite classic was freeing.
The difficulty of steep switchbacks and rock stairs toward the end of the hike — even without my giant pack — caught me by surprised and wore me down just in time for the infamous cables section. Continue reading “JMT Day 2: Things Don’t Always Get Worse”