hristopher Heikey is nervous. He,and the rest of TrOOPi from Santa Barbara, Calif., has come a long way to get to this point. The group drove eight hours from home to camp near Yosemite National Park in central California. Once there, they spent two days getting acclimated to the altitude, which is more than 4,000 feet higher than what they're used to back home. Then they hiked nearly eight hours to get to the base of Half Dome, one of the most recognizable landmarks on the West Coast, and gained another 4,000 feet in the process. And now, with just 400 more feet to go, they've almost reached their goal: the summit of Half Dome. First comes a series of hikes to help the guys get used to what will be the most challenging thing they've ever done.
Eight hours on the trail and more than 4,000 feet in elevation
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