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Half Dome Substitute

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 Substitute

Postby kdellama » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:26 pm

Hi everyone,

My friend and I have a permit for Little Yosemite Valley from Happy Isles this weekend (June 17-June 19). Our original plan was to climb half dome, but a report just came out that the cables wont be installed until June 22. Can you please suggest some alternate day hikes we can do from Little Yosemite Valley?

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Re: Half Dome Substitute

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:16 pm

Going up to Bunnell cascades, Merced Lake, and as far out that direction as you like is a Real Winner.

Going to Clouds Rest will give you better views than Half Dome.

Go back to Nevada Falls, up the JMT for a minute, and take the Panorama Trail - go up toward the Clark Range and wander around for a while, or head for Glacier Point or up Ilillouette creek.
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Re: Half Dome Substitute

Postby kdellama » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:16 pm

Thank you for your reply. How difficult is it to get to Clouds Rest this time of year? We have no experience hiking in the snow...

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Re: Half Dome Substitute

Postby Dave Miller » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:42 pm

I agree with AlmostThere, Clouds Rest or Bunnell Cascades and Merced Lake. I read a recent report on Clouds Rest that said it still had a good amount of snow up top and I don't have any information on the trail conditions.

The hike up the Merced River Gorge past Bunnell Cascades this time of year is spectacular! Here's a link to photos from a trip I did there at this time 3 years ago: https://picasaweb.google.com/dave.mille ... rcedCanyon. There is definitely a lot more water coming down the merced than when I was there. It is magical!
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Re: Half Dome Substitute

Postby kdellama » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:43 pm

Thanks for the pics - looks like a great trip. I was bummed out when I heard the half dome news, but now I am excited again! I think we will go with Bunnell Cascades / Merced Lake.
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