• 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?

American Indians use traditional ignition methods on a prescribed fire project

The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.