• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Half Dome Cables Day Use Permits Available March 1

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Date: February 25, 2010

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?

Cars and campers in a meadow in Yosemite Valley.

Unrestricted camping is no longer allowed in Yosemite Valley because of damage it causes. The placement of campgrounds and campsites has changed over the past 75 years in response to a growing understanding of river dynamics, geologic hazards, and the park's natural and cultural resources.