Hiking Yosemite: Four Mile Trail

For our second Not-Half-Dome hike in Yosemite, I chose the iconic 4 mile trail, which starts on the Yosemite Valley floor and climbs 3,200 feet in 4.7 miles to the top of Glacier Point! Continue reading

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Hiking Yosemite: Clouds Rest

At the end of August David and I visited Yosemite National Park for the first time ever (even though he lived in California for over a year and hadn’t gone before then COUGHstupidCOUGH).  While we were unsuccessful in the Half Dome permit lottery for all of the days we tried (darn you, thousands of other people trying to climb Half Dome!), our “consolation” hikes didn’t leave much to be upset about!  Continue reading