Got your permit? Half Dome cables go up Wednesday, June 22nd

In hiking

The cables allowing access for hikers to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park
will be in place and open for the season on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

The trail to Half Dome from Yosemite Valley is an extremely strenuous hike covering over
17 miles. Hikers gain 4,800 feet of elevation along the trail that passes highlights such as
Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall, before reaching the cables on Half Dome’s steep granite
shoulder. Metal cables and wooden planks are placed along the steep shoulder of the dome
to assist hikers to the summit.

Visitors are required to have a permit to ascend the Half Dome cables seven days per
week. Permits can be reserved three months in advance. For more information on permits
and availability, please visit www.recreation.gov. Visitors hiking the trail leading up to the
base of the Half Dome cables do not need a permit.

(via NPS)

You may also read!

NPS Announces New Rules for Horsetail Fall (firefall) event

If you've ever been you know the Horsetail Fall event, commonly known as the firefall, is one of the

Read More...
Mike Reynolds Superintendent of Yosemite National Park

Mike Reynolds Named Superintendent of Yosemite

Mike Reynolds, a 31-year NPS veteran and a third-generation NPS employee, will be returning to the park as the

Read More...

Highway 41 Closed Temporarily

If you're coming from Fresno and headed to Yosemite Valley or if you're staying at the Tenaya Lodge or

Read More...

Mobile Sliding Menu