Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Half Dome On Your Bucket List? Glacier Point Will Make You Salivate Even More -- The OM Yosemite Chronicles

Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park
Yes, like most other outdoor-oriented person in the Bay Area, Half Dome is on the old Bucket List.

But until I get my fanny in gear and get the permit organized and the actual trip planned with other massive-day-hike-mileage Bucket Listers, the couch-potato drive over to Glacier Point is a glorious second.

Upon reaching Glacier Point, we were stunned by the dorsal fin of Half Dome rising in the granite valley parallel to us. The little trees on top actually were moving -- because they were not trees, they were actually hikers. We could SEE the outlines of their bodies with their backpacks walking along the top. Almost as if we could reach out and touch them.

Breathtaking.

The hiker in me did a flip-flop, heart-skip. It's for real.

There's a run-around, climb-around, short hike-to-the-point around area for the kids to stretch their legs and a multitude foreigners speaking in tongues. So it's also sort of a cultural event.

Go. See. Take your breath away.

Namaste & Three Cheers. -a

For more info: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/glacierpoint.htm

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