Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
I’ll share information as I learn about any bits of info regarding the Half Dome permits. I got permits for the July – August window. When I got my confirmation email, a new paragraph appeared:
Tickets will be mailed to you (at least 14 days prior) to your scheduled arrival. Be sure to bring your tickets with you on the day of your hike; you must have this ticket when you ascend the cables.
This is different than word I received from the Program Office 2 weeks ago. They said that the confirmation email notice would serve as the permit to ascend the Half Dome Cables. We were to print out the first page of the confirmation letter (with your name and reservation number). Make copies and give one to each hiker in your group. Further that people who purchase their permits in April and May will receive updated instructions as part of their confirmation letter. Anyone get one? The park hopes to have a safety video by the end of May. In addition to the 2 roving rangers on the Half Dome trail, they will have a Preventative Search and Rescue (PSAR) ranger stationed at Happy Isles trailhead each day of the week – with safety exhibits- to help spread the safety message. I hope they are there at 5:30 am.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Wild Horses, couldn’t drag me away, Wild, wild horses, We’ll ride them someday” – The Rolling Stones
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com