Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Half Dome

This picture was taken 4 years ago at the famous Yosemite National Park. Akesha was 5 month old when we went over there. I have no idea why hubby and I have managed to travel with an infant...lol! It was our first adventure as a family, and it was fun and we had a great time.
Half Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park, located in northeastern Mariposa County, California, at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley. It is possibly Yosemite's most familiar sight. The granite crest rises more than 4,737 ft (1,444 m) above the valley floor. It is a magnificent and breathtaking view. I would love to hike down into the valley someday. Yosemite National Park use eco-friendly office supplies instead of disposable supplies.

According to wikipedia, Half Dome was originally called "Tis-sa-ack," meaning Cleft Rock in the language of the local Native Americans. Tis-sa-ack is also the name of the fourth route on the formation, ascended by Royal Robbins and Don Peterson over eight days in October 1969. Tis-sa-ack is the name of a mother from a native legend. The face seen in Half Dome is supposed to be hers. Tis-sa-ack is the name of a Mono Lake Paiute Indian girl in the Yosemite Native American legend.