You can read part one of our trip up half dome here. The two trails up Half Dome split at the top of Vernal Falls. The Mist trail takes a short detour to the top of Nevada Falls (adding a little distance on to the journey), whereas the John Muir trail is a more direct … Continue reading Half Dome: Nevada Falls and Little Yosemite Valley
Half Dome: Vernal Falls
Half dome is not for those who are only half prepared. We prepped *a lot* and we only made it to the subdome. Only is a funny word though. For me, only reaching the subdome isn't a failed attempt. What some would call failed, I call successful (and arguably one of my biggest achievements). Half … Continue reading Half Dome: Vernal Falls
A Little LA Madness
LA is one of those places that I have never quite gotten. I know that lots of people rave about it, but I've always struggled to find the appeal. That's not to say that I don't like LA - I do, but I find it hard to say why. Maybe we are staying in the … Continue reading A Little LA Madness
Top of the Rock Vs Empire State Building?
Visit New York and one of the questions you get asked is always "did you visit Empire or Top of the Rock?". Of course we are talking about the Empire State Building or the Rockefeller Building. It seems like people are always talking up the virtues of one over another: "Top of the Rock gives you … Continue reading Top of the Rock Vs Empire State Building?