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Half Dome Cables by Moonlight

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- Photos from last year's daytime Half Dome hike


At 11pm we parked the car at the wilderness parking lot opposite Upper Pines Campground (ignore the 'lot full' signs), and after eight and a half miles hiking we reached our final summit - Half Dome.


Climbing the smooth granite face at angles of up to 45 degrees would be extremely difficult if it wasn't for the post & cable system which is available from May until October each year. The cables make it possible to make the final ascent, but not necessarily easy!

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Taken on August 9, 2009