The weather did not cooperate with Sharon, Janie and Jeana's attempt to hike Half Dome. In the parking in the Yosemite Valley at 6:15 a.m., they decided to start up the trail and see how the weather progressed. As they started up the trail, it was snowing lightly. Initially, the weather cleared up, but as they got closer to the top it started to rain again. About two miles from Half Dome, they decided to turn back. On their way back, the weather turned worse with heavier rain and lightning. [You do not want to be on the cables on Half Dome in heavy rain and lightning.] By the time they got back to the parking lot, they were wet and cold. In total, they covered about 13.5 miles.