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Half Dome in November

Discussion about hiking to the top of Half Dome, planning the trip, and when the Half Dome cables are installed in Spring or removed in Fall.

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Half Dome in November

Postby wosunshine » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:08 am

If you are athletic, but realistically hold a history of sporadic clumsiness, is Half Dome worth the risk in November?

(I'm not a bumbling mess, I just remember taking a hard fall backpacking while backpacking in rainy weather in Torres del Paine and understand that some places' warnings about slippery rocks could be a myth and other places' warnings could be life saving.)

Ideally, I would like to hike earlier (hint to anyone who has weekend permits in the safer months.)

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Re: Half Dome in November

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:40 am

If it's icy and snowy probably not. If you're afraid of heights, steep exposed slopes, and don't like walking on slick granite, probably not. Then again, I don't think it's worth the risk when it's raining in summer.
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