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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountaineering
Description: Major rock formation in Yosemite.
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Iconic, not to be missed view worth the effort

Wow! Half Dome is the iconic Yosemite peak to climb. If you day hike here, be sure to bring plenty of water as it's about 8 miles just to the base. The subdome is a long winding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Lake Worth, FL

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Lake Worth, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Wow! Half Dome is the iconic Yosemite peak to climb. If you day hike here, be sure to bring plenty of water as it's about 8 miles just to the base. The subdome is a long winding hike of steps until you reach the cables. I bought $4 grippy gardening gloves at Home Depot and they were perfect! Lots of... More 

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Brooklyn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Just an awesome sight. In person, better than any Ansel Adams photo. Makes you aware of the beauty of nature

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Tracy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If you can make it, you ought to climb Half Dome at least once in your life. We did the full 17 mile hike from the valley floor in one day. Pretty strenuous for middle aged people, but we made it. Worth every sore muscle... for the next few days.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It helped to physically train for the past 6 months to do Half Dome last week. We were lucky that it did not rain but another group had a near death experience when they were caught in rain on the cables coming down. Do not risk your like and try to do when it is raining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

19 miles total..loved it! Worth it every step. Be ready to sweat..swear..take water and dry food and more water.

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Newton, Iowa, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This was a first-time San Francisco and Napa Valley trip for us, but everyone needs to see this natural wonder. Beautiful valley. Romantic trip for us to see God's creation.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Saves you the time trying to find it yourself.. instead, book a tour and get taken to the right place for the best view!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 575 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We got two tickets in the advance season lottery. We had two friends who applied twice in the last minute ballot and failed to get a permit. We asked the park ranger if there was any way our friends could make the hike and they suggested that our friends hike up with us anyway to see if they could "hitchhike"... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing! It was definitely a tough hike, but so worth it. It took us 11 hours total from Happy Isles.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Hello, My family and I hiked Half Dome July 2014. Here are some suggestions: - First, you need a pass for everyone in your party to hike Half Dome. Look online to find the application timeline. It is usually around March, if I recall correctly. A certain percent of passes are held for the summer, lotteries, and I believe you... More 

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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park

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