Half Dome Cables Day Use Permits Available March 1
Yosemite National Park will implement the Half Dome Cables Day Use Permit Interim Program beginning this summer for ascending the Half Dome cables on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. No permits will be required for the Half Dome cables Monday through Thursday. Permit reservations will be accepted starting Monday, March 1, at 7:00 a.m. PST for the months of May and June.
It is anticipated that demand for the Half Dome Cables Day Use Permits will be high. Visitors are urged to become familiar with www.recreation.gov prior to the first available date of March 1. For step by step directions on how to secure a reservation to climb the cables on Half Dome, it is recommended visitors read the suggestions at http://www.recreation.gov/resource/contracts/nrso/Half_Dome_Permit_Process.pdf.
Did You Know?
Starting in 1907, the Yosemite Valley Railroad brought passengers bound for Yosemite Valley up the Merced River canyon to El Portal. From there, they would take stagecoaches to the Valley. Some of the old train cars are now on display in El Portal.