Lottery for Half Dome opened on March 13

Yosemite National Park officials announced the 2019 preseason lottery for Half Dome permits opened at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13.

For the latest information on the Half Dome preseason lottery, visit www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/hdpermits.htm.

All hikers are required to have permits to ascend the subdome steps and the Half Dome cables seven days a week when the cables are up. Park rangers install the Half Dome cables each spring and take them down each fall, based on weather and trail ...

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