Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

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      As much as a hassle getting permits for hiking Half Dome is, the next thing you must do is get accommodations. For my money I prefer the Curry Village Tent Cabins. For about $120 you can get 4 people in beds per night. Although they are placed about 2-feet apart and resemble a Refugee Camp, they work just fine. Spring beds, blankets, sheets, pillows and towels. Only 1 light and no outlets. The doors have a padlock and they all have an “en suite” safes. Bring earplugs. The beauty is that you are mere minutes from the Happy Isles start of the John Muir Trail – the Road to Half Dome.


      Now the hard part. You need to get one reserved NOW if you plan to go this summer. June is pretty well booked solid. Last I looked at the on-line reservation site some of July and August were available. There is no risk. Then get your permit. You will be charged the first night – but you can cancel up to one week before our arrival date. You can go on-line or phone (801) 559-5000 to get your tent. A tip – request a spot in the 700 series. This is closest to the trailhead and away from the noise.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Zip-A-Dee-Do-Da, Zippadee-ay, My oh my, What a wonderful day, plenty of sunshine, heading my way. Zip-A-Dee-Do-Da, Zipadee-ay.” – Lyrics: Ray Gilbert

*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch –

About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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  1. Maureen Lahiff says:

    CV specials are for now, low season. They last for another week or so, before CV is open 7 days a week, before the CV dining pavilion is open.

    I didn’t realize one could ask for tent cabin numbers when reserving!
    (I”m already booked for my Yosemite trips in the next 12 month, but will try that in the future.)

  2. Roberto Hernandez says:

    There has been a $29/day tent sale going on.

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