- Location: Half Dome, Yosemite, California
- Distance: 15.7 miles (out and back)
- Ascent: 4,800 feet
- Difficulty: Extremely strenuous
A few years ago, I had the magical experience of climbing Half Dome — but not just any ol’ Half Dome hike; we started at 3am in order to catch the sunrise at the top. There are a ton of great reasons why you should do this: cooler temperatures, sunrise views, and almost most important of all, less crowds.
Here’s some of the photos from this awesome hike, and at the end, I’ll relay some of my tips and recommendations if you want to do the same trip.