Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
Get or Give permits <HERE>
I’m still hearing this from folks. If I was going to do the most difficult and rewarding day hike in the Western Hemisphere, I surely would do a little research on the latest info. Most other blogs and websites have been preaching this since the January 29 announcement that permits were going to be required. The Yosemite sites are loaded with info and permit notices. The park seems to be doing its due diligence. On my last hike I shot these photos of the new signage the Interpretation troops have erected on the trail.
Hint: Permit days are heaven. Way fewer than the allocated 400 people are going up. Do the hike to Sub Dome and politely ask the rangers if they have any extra permits that others have turned in. You will be surprised …. no promises, but go for it. Be very nice, polite and show those sad puppy dog eyes.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I’ve got your back.” – Modern overused hackneyed expression said by Shaquille O’Neal on Comcast commericals, and now on a AAA radio spot. Destined to become the “At the end of the day” trite phrase of 2010.
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com