Trooper Johnson - The Hike

This is the hike up to the base of El Capitan.

Everybody focuses on the climb itself, but getting there, and getting back are just as difficult (if not more). To get to the base, if you can't use your legs, you either get a ride on someone's back, or you walk on your hands. Generally I try to do as much of everything myself if I can. So, I wheelbarrowed up to the base with my wife carrying my legs.

Walking on your hands like this is so demanding on your hands and wrists. This is where the value of the FLEXTEND® gloves really show up.