Monthly Archives: July 2006

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Half Dome Hike (7/29/06)

Barry (my father-in-law) and I woke at 3:30 AM to pack our gear. We were joined by Julia and left Sonora at 4:00. Sadly, on the backroads between Tuolumne Rd. and HW 120, Barry accidentally hit a coyote that darted in front of the car. Later, a mile away from the trailhead, we passed a black bear in the gloaming light. Pic. 1: Half Dome as seen from Glacier Point. We started at Glacier Point (elevation 7214 ft.) at 6:15 AM and hiked down the Panorama trail over the Illilouette Fall (5816 ft.) and Illilouette Peak to the John Muir […]