This is my first video and I'm really new to editing. Music is: This Will Destroy You - "Quiet" off of their Young Mountain album
This is footage from our September 4, 2011 hike up Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. If you do a trip like this in the future, I would recommend you:
a) Hike to the Backpacker's Camp halfway in and stay there overnight before waking up to hike up Half Dome. We did the entire hike and hiked 18 miles that day (left at 6am and returned to the parking lot at 8pm) and were completely exhausted and fatigued. I would not recommend that approach to anyone unless you're in great physical condition.
b) Bring a water pump or filtration system since there is not much potable water along the way;
c) Be safe... Half Dome is steeper and harder than it looks. A few people have already died there this year. Use common sense and listen to your body.
This was edited down from 2 1/2 hours of video taken with the GoPro HD cam. I didn't do any color correction, so the color you see is straight off the camera. If you don't already have a GoPro, go buy one since they are extremely affordable!