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I will be traveling to Yosemite National Park in August and will be going on the Half...

I will be traveling to Yosemite National Park in August and will be going on the Half Dome day hike. Do you have any tips for the hike (where to park, what to bring, what time to start) or suggestions for other hikes, sights, or activities at Yosemite?
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     asked this on February 25, 2011 at 08:33 AM
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About seven years ago, Outside magazine did an excellent article called "Mountaineering 101," which included details for doing Half Dome's "Cables" route as well as nine other moderate-to-technical hikes. The advice still holds pretty true today, though Backpacker has some additional advice to add: "Yes, the most world's most iconic hunk of glacier-carved granite attracts a crowd -- a bottleneck at the infamous cables can cause an hour's wait on busy days-- but don't let that dissuade you. Just do this dayhike at night.

Below are links to the article Outside piece on Half Dome, plus a link to the GORP.com Yosemite National Park guide for additional info about what to do throughout Yosemite.
http://bit.ly/hJOlXb
http://bit.ly/gp0FzM
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