Don’t like the Half Dome permit system? Make your voice heard.

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Climbing Half Dome by Greg Foster

Half Dome cables by Greg Foster.
A line forms to climb the Half Dome cables. Photo by Greg Foster.

If you tried to hike Half Dome last weekend and you were turned around because you didn’t have a permit or you think you have a better idea than the current permit system then now is your chance to make your voice heard. You better hurry though, time is running out. You only have until July 6th, 2010.

The National Park Service is working on a plan for the trail leading to Half Dome and the Half Dome cables. The purpose of the plan is to provide for the long-term stewardship of Half Dome in a manner that is consistent with the 1964 Wilderness Act and the National Park Service Organic Act.

Currently an interim plan is currently in place for the 2010 and 2011 summer season that requires a permit to ascend the Half Dome cables on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. During that time the National Park Service is monitoring visitor activity on the Mist Trail, John Muir Trail leading up to Half Dome, and the Half Dome cables, to assess the effectiveness of the interim program and come up with long-term solutions.

You can submit comments by mail to:

Attn: Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389

By fax at: **209-379-1294**

Or by visiting the park website at:

For more information on the Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan please visit [](

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One commentOn Don’t like the Half Dome permit system? Make your voice heard.

  • Zannie Langslon

    Wouldn’t the women photographed in the foreground be a textbook illustration of what NOT to wear? The dissonance between the fierce stark beauty that is Half Dome with the lines of people streaming up and down the face is food for thought indeed. Dig this blog

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