Atop half dome

When I was much younger, I think around nineteen years old, I climbed half dome in Yosemite National park. I did it with my brother and sister. It was really fun. You don’t have to be a hard-core rock climber to scale half dome. After the Spring rains the park attaches cables to the side of the rock so just about anyone can go up it. I’ve have always wanted to return.
This Summer I took my two daughters to Yosemite. My intention was to show them Nevada and then Bridal Veil falls. Sadly I could only go as far as the observation bridge. I am too overweight and out of shape to even make it to see the falls. Luckily my younger daughter had enough of this “hiking” so we turned back. My older daughter wanted to go on and see the falls up close. We spent the rest of the day at Mirror lake.
But I felt I let my older daughter down. I asked her if she wanted to ever go to the top of Half Dome. She enthusiastically said yes. We set a date for the following summer to make our attempt. She reminded me I’ll need to do a lot of training to get into the proper shape.
Now Summer is long gone. We’re well into Fall. I’ve finally started getting into shape. Thirty minutes a day on a treadmill is how I am starting. I’m not sure if I’ll be ready by this Summer, but I wont know if I don’t try.
As a side note. While at Mirror lake, we heard a helicopter. It’s never a good thing to hear a helicopter in Yosemite. It is almost always the sign of something terrible has happened. We found out later that week a man had fallen off the cables leading to the top of Half Dome. It’s a dangerous thing to do, so care should be taken.