Tax Day and Half Dome Permit Day

Pay your taxes and collect your Half Dome permits

On the 15th, we should be getting our official “you won a permit” or “Sorry, Charlie” emails from The permits they released on the 11th were not “verified.” I assume if you got a permit, it is valid. I also heard that we may have to confirm with by May 20 or else they will be cancelled and put into the 2-day mini lottery.

If you win one, DO NOT print it out. Once you do, it cannot be canceled for a refund. The permit will list the name of the Trip Leader and alternate. These are NOT transferable. You cannot buy or sell them since either one of those two must be on the trip to show the permit to the Ranger at Sub Dome. However you CAN substitute for the  other slots you got. You cannot sell slots.

Let us know if you got an awarded permit.

If you are new to the blog, we did a webinar 2 weeks ago on the Permit Process. You can hear and see the slides. Here.


Unrelated thought worth quoting: When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are. Anything your heart desires, will come to you.” – Pinochio

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch –

One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome


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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14 Responses to Tax Day and Half Dome Permit Day

  1. Deborah says:

    We got four permits! Thanks for all the info you presented in the webinar. I’m looking forward to the next one on May 2. We did the hike last year and had a great time. I had read your book and downloaded your app so we had no surprises. I’m just as excited as I was last year. It is an awesome feeling standing on top of Half Dome. I understand why you decided after your first time to do it every year thereafter. I wish we weren’t so far away.

  2. Jeff says:

    Successful permit for 3 on June 5th. We were 1/3 in the lottery. Will be traveling from Mobile, AL.
    We’ve been training for a couple months. Can’t wait.

    • Jeff,

      Congrats … Find some hills in Alabama.

      • Jeff says:

        We’ve been climbing the 40 flights of stairs in the tallest building in Mobile and power walking up the streets that lead down to Mobile Bay on the Eastern Shore. You’re right, not much around here to simulate our hike. Looking forward to the webinar.

        • Jeff,

          You are doing all the right things. Do the 40 floors and then do it 3 more times. Get those legs in shape. Don’t forget to work you upper body also. I’ll see you on the webinar. I have pix of suggested training.


  3. Matt says:

    In a group of 6, two of us got permits for June 21st and the rest (myself included) were denied. We all had the same story with the permit emails.

  4. Maureen L says:

    I got the email last week saying clearly I’d been unsuccessful, but then I got the later email saying log in to to see the status of my results.

    So I did, and yes, I was unsuccessful.

    Making us log in to find out that you’re unsuccessful seems mean.

  5. Andy says:

    Got a permit for 6 on Wednesday June 5. My first successful lotto win after many tries…
    I also received the early email. A friend got no email but checked the site.

  6. Mark says:

    Got the email, I had received a permit, and still have it! The email however makes you log in before you know you have it! Almost a tease!

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