Posts in Permits
How Half Dome Taught Me To Be a Better Hiker

In this blog post, Girls Who Hike Los Angeles Ambassador, Kayla, speaks honestly about her experience on the Half Dome cables and her decision to turn around before reaching to top. 

As Kayla says, " I welcomed each rain drop on my skin because I just had this feeling of content being in nature by ourselves on the trail. Maybe it was the sense of accomplishment of hiking seventeen miles, but I wanted to take in all of the beauty of the trail and of Yosemite. In my head I was already planning my next trip for next year."

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Half Dome: How A Marmot and a Mountain Helped Me Move On

Have you ever hiked Half Dome? Is it on your bucket list?
In this blog post, Girls Who Hike Los Angeles Ambassador, Mia, tells the story of her first summit of Half Dome in which she found strength after sexual assault and empowerment from a humbling climb and a willing listener.
As Mia says, "Half Dome, and the conversation I had with that marmot changed my life. It’s the best thing that I’ve ever done for myself. It was the last piece that was missing. I am so grateful to this group, to that marmot, and for whatever forces put it all in motion. A year before Half Dome I had been a shadow of myself, I had gone almost a week without talking to anyone other than my dog, I had been afraid to make eye contact with anybody, including myself in the mirror. Half Dome helped me remind myself that I was strong, capable, and powerful by myself."

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