Last Monday @zancasterr @natalieswee @wikemeed and I Climbed half dome!!! Not only did we do the 8 mile hike to the saddle of half dome - but next was the 400 ft up on the cables.... dun dun —————————————————————————
My fear of heights is SO real.. yet here I am with this half dome cables permit as the “group leader” HAAAA. Funny how the universe works like that. She’s like hey guess what?! You’re afraid of something..??? Well that’s too damn bad. Fear isn’t real. FEAR IS NOT REAL. 🙅🏽♀️ ————————————————————————
To be totally honest, I don’t even know WHY I was scared of climbing the cables.. other than the obvious fact of dying with a simple misstep is a huge factor LOL, OR maybeeee it was because my fear of heights was a conditioned fear that I’ve always had- it’s all I’ve known, and I attached that fear to myself for as long as I can remember. —————————————————————————
So no matter how afraid I was - I knew I HAD to do it. There was no choice. In my mind I knew I had to. No matter how deep my fear of heights was. I knew I was going to climb that bitch.🏞🖕🏼
Doing things that you THINK you can’t do only make you FEEL like the badass you actually are! Because guess what.. fears aren’t real. We only think they’re real because we become too attached to it. But why?? Why do we feel the need to become attached to something so negative? Something that doesn’t allow us to grow into the best badass human version of ourself we can be?? —————————————————————————
Instead of answering - ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING THAT SCARES the LIVING F*UCK OUT OF YOU!! Even the little things! Say yes to something you always say no to. Listen to your heart. Move to that city you’ve always wanted to. Quit your job if it makes you unhappy. Climb to the f*cking top of Half Dome because you’re deathly afraid of heights. ————————————————————————
Do whatever it is that scares YOU, because in the end, you’ll only prove to yourself that you actually are the badass you think you are 😻🙏🏼💪🏼 ——————-—————————————————
Nothing in this life should hold you back, especially not your own damn self💁🏽♀️🙌🏼
Reposting text from Yosemitenps: For 2018 only, due to a change at recreation.gov, The daily lottery will not operate for hiking dates in October. Instead, anyone wishing to apply for a Half Dome permit for October 1-9 must apply from September 15 through September 24 in the lottery that will function like the preseason lottery, allowing applicants to apply for a range of hiking days. Applicants will be notified of the lottery results on or about Wednesday, September 26. The last day to use a regular daily lottery for September 28, for a hiking date of September 30. The Half Dome cables will be taken down October 9. Read more about the Half Dome permits on their website https:/www.nps.gov/yos/planyourvisit/hdpermits.htm #YosemiteNOW#traveltuolumnecounty#mytuolumnecounty#visittuolumnecounty#yosemiteadventuresupplies#halfdome#halfdomecables#halfdomeyosemite#hikehalfdome#yosemitevalley
Yosemite Valley reopens to the public today! 🎉🏕 Mega props to @james_c_bowen for carrying #ForagingRaccoon all the way at the top of Half Dome 🍻🤘 Tag us in your beer-venture pics with #drakesinthewild for a chance to be featured 🙌
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. - John Muir
This picture was taken along the Mist trail in Yosemite on the way up to Half Dome. Hands down the most amazing hike of my life.
Have any of you completed the Half Dome hike?
One of my favorite places in the whole world. Took this photo on the hike back down from Half Dome. Not your usual shot of Yosemite, but I loved how these trees stood out from the usual rocks and waterfalls. 🙄
Yosemite National Park - my favorite place! It's gorgeous any season. Great for backpacking or day hikes, camping, and so many other outdoor activities. For advice on hiking to the top of Half Dome visit http://www.cheers-2-wine.com/hike-half-dome/