Yosemite Half Dome permit lottery application period starts Sunday March 1

The Half Dome summer hike program will kick off May 22 – weather permitting. Maybe earlier if the drought continues.

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Half Dome – the ultimate hike

Visitors – there is a lottery for permits. Anytime during March you can apply for up to 6 permits. See the PERMIT page for details.

No one is allowed past the rangers at the base of Sub Dome without one. Not even to “just look” at the cables.

You can cancel the permits with only 2-day notice. They will be recycled. If you do the hike and bailout up top, offer them to well prepared hikers along the trail who may not have gotten one. It’s legal, but the permits cannot be bought or sold.

To learn tips on about the permit process, click <here>I have a recorded webinar that you can view.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I’m just a soul whose intentions are good.  Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood”. – The Animals

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

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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One Response to Yosemite Half Dome permit lottery application period starts Sunday March 1

  1. Maureen L says:

    if the cables are up early, will all the permits be in the 2 days ahead lottery? (I think that’s what happened last year.)

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