Half Dome with Moon 11/25/01

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Comments (6)

scenicplaces.com on May 20, 2007

Bold and frosty!

scenicplaces.com on May 20, 2007

Here is my favorite winter scene at Yosemite. I hiked to the top of this last March. I only had sneakers on and trudged through heavy snow the last 2 hours.

Chip Stephan on May 20, 2007

Thanks for the comments, but in sneakers? In the snow? With the cables down? Man, you're crazier than me. There was a 14-year-old girl a couple of winters ago who climbed the north face then went on to do another climb (I can't remember what) on the same day. I couldn't (wouldn't) have tried that even in my prime - which is long passed.

scenicplaces.com on May 20, 2007

ChipStephan, I should clarify. The hike in my sneakers in the snow was to the top of Upper Yosemite Falls. Only 7 miles round trip - much easier than hiking the 17 miles (round-trip) to the back side of Half Dome. I did that hike 15 years ago with two of my brothers. I remember the cables at the end, and the dehydration very well.

Chip Stephan on May 20, 2007

Yeah, slow witted as I am, I figured that out after I'd posted my comment. Still, that's a tough hike in any weather, I say as one who struggles with the 4-Mile trail.

Nawitka on December 31, 2007

Happy New Year, Chip! I'd love to visit here sometime, but seeing your photos is the next best thing. I'm looking forward to many more in 2008!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 21, 2007
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    by Chip Stephan
    • Camera: NIKON E990
    • Taken on 2001/11/25 17:09:04
    • Exposure: 0.020s
    • Focal Length: 12.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.900
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash