Half Dome 1989

Photos from my first ascent to the top of Half Dome in a day.  I arrived the day before and was able to spend the night in Pat's employee housing.  Pat was working the summer in the valley.  He was in great shape from hiking all spring.  My quads were stiff and sore that night.  I spent another night and we had breakfast at White Wolf the next morning.  Blueberry pancakes on a sunny porch was wonderful.  Later I had a nice ride home on my Suzuki GSXR750.
hd01a.jpgMe at the top of Vernal Falls

hd02.jpgOn the way up we pass Nevada Falls roaring nicely

hd03.jpgPat snaps a photo of me resting at the top

hd04.jpgPat sits for a photo as Yosemite stretches out behind him

hd05.jpgPat stands in front of the view to the West