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Relaxing at the Half Dome cables

Last weekend, my friends and I spent 3 days backpacking in Yosemite with a trip up to Half Dome. It is a grueling hike--17 total miles and a 4800ft elevation gain (which is why we broke it up into a few days)

To actually summit Half Dome requires hiking up a super steep stairway called "subdome" and then "walking" up the side of HD 400 vertical feet using the cables that are in place.

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Taken on June 16, 2012