Day hikers wait in line to climb the popular cables to the top of Half Dome on a Thursday morning. Photo by Matt Montagne.
So the new quota system has effectively reduced the surge of people attempting to climb Half Dome on the weekend but, as you can see by Matt Montagne’s great photo, only made weekdays more crowded. Matt took this photo Thursday June 24th, a weekday when foot traffic to the top of Half Dome has traditionally been less.
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