Check out this blog about Yosemite. I must agree on one point made in the comments.
You SHOULD break a hike like this into smaller hikes.
Awesome photos, and a great read.
Originally posted on honeynhero:
Let’s first get the things out. We started from the Yosemite Valley floor at 7:16AM and finished at 9:42 PM to hike the round trip to the summit of Yosemite Half Dome, in a total of 14 hours 26 minutes, 19.6 miles and 4902 feet elevation gain.
It was one of those things you can’t die without doing and the one you are most likely feel like dying while doing… It was AMAZING, but also BRUTAL, I am not going to lie. However, it was worth every piece of sore muscle I am suffering right now. It was a spectacular Yosemite day hike that is full of water falls, quiet forests, and breath taking panorama views. Our limits were challenged, our courage, strength, and even the tread of our shoes were all tested.