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Old Mar 10, 2006, 2:25 AM   #11
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Hey Curmudgeon

Great shot! Yosemite is a very humbling place. I've tried a couple of times to hike up to Half Dome, but the closest I got to was Nevada Falls. One of these I'll make it up there. It's just too hot in the summer, and the daylight is short any other season.

How was the condition in Yosemite? Did you have to use chains on your way there and while in the park? The closest to winter I've been there was late April as the snows were melting. You're right about the crowd during peak season.

I usually stay in Curry Village when I go, which I assume is close for the winter. Where did you stay? And how much was lodging?

Another great place in Yosemite is Glacier Point, I think its view rivals that of Grand Canyon. But I assume it's close right now. But I wonder if it's possible to drive and hike the rest of the way up. Did you check that out?


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Hi Rey,

I waited until Saturday morning and chains were not required. They will be this weekend I suspect.

I stayed in Curry Village as it is open on Friday and Saturday nights in the winter but not the rest of the week.

Glacier point road closes in the winter and I think it would beat leat an overnight snowshoe or cross country ski trip up to the point. Not my thing.

I have not done the hike to top of Halfdome. I am not comfortable with heights.

The cost in Curry was like $50 per night for a heated tent cabin. It was some sort of special. Think they are normally $65 a night. I think I will put the tent up in the future.

Just go... it is a great place...

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Old Mar 10, 2006, 11:07 AM   #13
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Bill

Thanks for all the info!

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Old Mar 10, 2006, 10:39 PM   #14
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Bill looking at that shot, I could you the patience it took you to have such a wonderful shot. Keep 'em coming. Regards. Jaki
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 12:56 AM   #15
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Thanks Jaki,

It was worth the waite.

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Old Mar 20, 2006, 12:58 AM   #16
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I couldnt imagine being at a place like that. In Australia an ant hill is considered a nice change from the flatness that surrounds most of us. Great shot.
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A lovely shot...well done:-)

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