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Half Dome Permits


Original article:  Half Dome Permits

Yosemite National Park, California - in an effort to reduce trail congestion and over-use leading to dangerously crowded conditions on the cables leading to the summit of Half Dome, the National Park Service is instituting a mandatory permit requirement for those using the cables during the summer months on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Some of the key things hikers wishing to climb to the summit of Half Dome are:
  • Permits must be secured before the day of hiking - no same day permits will be issued.
  • Permits are issued on a first come first serve basis.
  • Permits will be required during the summer months for Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays. Otherwise permits are not required.
  • 300 permits per day will be issued.
  • Thru hikers - backpackers - with the proper wilderness permit do not need an additional Half Dome permit.
  • Permits are issued for a modest service fee of 1.50.
  • Permits are issued on-line at www.recreation.gov
  • Permits go on sale March 1, 2010 for dates in May and June.
  • Permits go on sale April 1, 2010 for dates in July and August.
  • Permits go on sale May 1, 2010 for dates in September and October.
As the park service evaluate the their implementation of this new Half Dome permit system, things may change. Hikers should check the NPS website for the latest information. Hikers should be checking for the latest information anyway - weather, trail conditions, cable conditions, etc.
PDF - Half Dome Permit Process
NPS Half Dome Permit process PDF document detailing the requirements for summiting Half Dome and the step-by-step process for applying and securing a permit.


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