I finally made it to Yosemite National Park this past weekend after few cancellations this summer. It is been few years since the last time I visited the Yosemite National Park. In the past years, I normally visited the park at least once or twice a year. I had camp there so many times and did hiked many trails in this park. My all time favorite hike is the Half Dome hike. It was an experience that I’ll never forget til the day I die.
September 25, 2010 was National Public Lands Day and the entrance fee was waived, which normally cost you $20 per car. So, I decided to take full advantage of it. I got up pretty early and made the 2.5 hours drive from my place.
Few years ago I hiked to the top of Half Dome with two of my buddies. It was one of the toughest thing I’ve ever done. We hiked it during the summer month where the temperature was in triple digits. It was about 8.2 miles hike from the valley to the top of Half Dome which is about 8836 feet in elevation.
It was a nice to spend a day at the park. There are so many people flocking around this giant park. Perhaps the weather is still summer like and people are taking advantage of it. I am planning to go back in November, the fall is so beautiful and I’ll try to capture the winter landscape. Also, the next trip I will take my mountain bike with me so I can take pictures from many locations. Due to the vehicle restrictions to certain parts of the park.