Half Dome

Standing Proud: A Half Dome Summit On Opening Day   Everyone has people in their lives, places, and unique things about themselves that makes them proud to be who they are. For me, a recent experience guiding our first Half Dome in a Day hike of the season...

A great cup of coffee to jumpstart an early summit on Half Dome? Yes, please. Yosemite’s Half Dome is a sacred summit. During the few months it opens to the public, thousands of people apply for only 300 permits a day to top this iconic peak...

Written By Riley Cox Jeff was not a large man, but neither was he small. At about 5’ 10”,  his legs were like tree trunks, his powerful calves rippling with exertion as he climbed his way up the smooth granite dome. He farts, a loud trumpet sound...

Halloween is right around the corner. Here in Yosemite that means a few things- The aspen are turning a gorgeously yellow, the tops of the high country peaks are being dusted with snow, and everyone is gearing up to dress big and celebrate Halloween. It...

Top 10 Questions for Lasting Adventures about the Ferguson Fire 7/25/2018 For updated information please see: HERE How big is the Ferguson Fire? The Ferguson Fire is currently nearing 40,000 acres.   Where is the Ferguson Fire currently located? The Ferguson Fire is located to the north and south of...

With the summer coming to an end, it's the perfect time to look back at the adventures that happened in Yosemite!  One of our favorite things to do is to look back at the memories made in Yosemite with photos because Yosemite sure is photogenic. We...

Of course, if we had our choice we would hike both no question. But alas, sometimes in life you simply cannot have it all. When choosing between 2 of Yosemite’s most iconic hikes, here is some information to take into account. A tough choice, but in...

The Best Yosemite Summits Without a Permit By: Otto Ross No Half Dome Permit? No Problem! While Half Dome is certainly an iconic Yosemite destination, acquiring permits in the lottery can be an arduous and frustrating ordeal. Here are five amazing summits in Yosemite National Park that...

Check out our Backpack trips that include Half Dome such as our 4-day Glacier Point to Half Dome, our famous 5-day Three Summit / Three Sunsets and our breathtaking 6-day Tuolumne Meadows to Half Dome Backpacking trips. While the typical Half Dome in-a-day hike is certainly an...