I, my brother, and his friend hiked from the floor of Yosemite to the top
of Half Dome, a grueling, all-day, 18-mile hike, with a
5,000-ft elevation change. This was my first and only hike to the top
of Half Dome.
When I reached the base of the dome, 800 feet below the peak, I said
to my brother, "Tim, I'll wait here while you guys go to the top." He said
"No, we've come this far, you have to go to the top!" It was as if I had
just climbed a 400-story building and he was asking me to climb another
Somehow I managed to reach the top, stopping every 10 feet to rest along the way. Some
brave souls walked right up to the edge and sat and dangled their legs.
Not me! I crawled on my belly and just peeped over the edge, with Tim
holding my ankles.