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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Major rock formation in Yosemite.

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Guided Half Dome Hike

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Just Do It! Not as Scary as it Looks

We did this hike on the last day it was available, and couldn't be more satisfied. This hike is thrilling, spectacular, and a real adrenaline rush. Just to get there you'll... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
makaila b
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Imposing geological structure which is awesome to behold. There is a demanding hike to the top, however, due to time constraints, we could only admire it from a distance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this hike on the last day it was available, and couldn't be more satisfied. This hike is thrilling, spectacular, and a real adrenaline rush. Just to get there you'll probably need to do a 2 day backpacking trip which builds up the suspense. The woods are beautiful and the trail is nice and laid-back for the most part.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We got to see it only from a viewpoint, we didn't come close to it or climb it, but it was more than enough. Very impressive, very big rock formation. We saw it the best at Glacier point.

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Edina, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

We left the cabins in Curry Village at 4:30am wearing headlamps and returned safely to the cabins at 5:30pm feeling wonderfully exhausted. The best part is the feeling of accomplishment once you are near the end of the cable and the rock has finally flattened out. As everyone says, being plenty of water and snacks. You'll need the fuel for... More 

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usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

This is a very hard, all-day hike, but you can do it. Start as early as you can stomach (4:30 am-ish), bring headlamps, wear several layers of clothes, and as much water as you can carry. We didn't "train" for this hike, but everyone in my group regularly goes to the gym or runs (we were 3 young twenty-something girls).... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Breathtaking nature. The ever changing landscape as the hike ascends is incredible. Bring gloves for the cables and plenty of water.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

My friend queued up outside the Wilderness Lodge at 5am to get us a Half Dome permit after 2 failed lottery draws. We didn't actually get the permit until 10am, so we had a late start to our hike. We made it to the peak by 4 in the afternoon (via the Mist Trail), by which time were the only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

It's a long walk but, totally worth it! We climbed this on our anniversary and loved it! The cables may be a little scary at first but you get used to it. Of course, always climb only if you feel you can do so safely. Understand the risks involved in mountaineering and be willing to accept them. The views from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

By far the most important thing to do on your trip to Yosemite! You need to have a permit to climb the cables and if you get there without a permit and a ranger is there checking, you will be upset you just hiked that far and have to turn around! The wasn't a ranger there when we went but... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Being one of the crown jewels of the national park system, Yosemite proves itself to be just that. The day I was there was very busy day. So patience is the key.

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