And so we wait. If you got your permit application in by March 31 you now sit on your hands until maybe April 13 to see if you won. Well, the Super Jumbo Gargantuan Lotto had odds about the same. So we wait and roll the dice.
Here are the day-of-week spreads based on applications thru March 28. Gee, Thursdays seem to be a slam dunk.
In June and July, Saturdays got over roughly 3500 individual permits requested – for the 300 slots. Good luck – if you end up getting one, also buy a lottery ticket. You must be blessed.
<Click to enlarge> It looks like June 28 is the most popular day with close to 1800 primary requests (recall that you can ask for up to 7 dates). Guess many of you will be doing Clouds Rest instead. It’s the “new” Half Dome!! Click <HERE> to check on the dates you put in.
Other news: The Central Sierra snowpack is about 50% of normal to date. While not good for the water supply, it may be good for folks who get permits for Half Dome right when the cables are projected to go up – May 25.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “With a little luck we can help it out. We can make this whole damn thing work out.” – Paul McCartney & Wings
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com