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half dome: in pictures


Proof of our ascent…

On the way – we stopped for a few photo ops. Mostly, though, we just trudged through. We were ready to get to camp and relax. :)

We made it to camp… yay!! The bright orange tent is Ben and my newest backpacking gear… a three person tent that weighs in less than our old two person one did. Maybe someday C will join us on a backpacking trip.

The next morning, we started out to climb up half dome.

Chris, Me & Ben at the base of the rock. Doesn’t look so daunting here, does it? The cables were pretty clear on our way up.

Annnnd, we skip to the good part… making it to the top!

I planted myself firmly at the end of the diving board. Ben clung on to me tightly… I think he was a little fearful I’d fall off!

Woohoo!! At the top!

We hung out and had some snacks before making our way back down.

The view from up top. Breathtaking.

One final group shot after a successful descent. The cables were starting to fill up as we left. It made for a harrowing descent (although I’d still argue that the ascent was more challenging).

Sunday morning, we left our home in backpackers camp and made our way down the mountain. The promise of beer and pizza kept us moving.

And let me tell you… it was the best darn pizza and beer EVER.



Mom to "C", wife to Ben. I'm a part-time blogger, cook, organizer, seamstress, house cleaner, taxi, nurse (the mom kind), accountant... I could go on, but really... it's all in the blog. Read away!

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