This was on Friday morning, July 18th. My guess is that you would be
ok getting there at 5am. some people didn't get in line until about
6 am and they still got permits.
--- In email@example.com, "Jim W" <jimqpublic@...> wrote:
> On 7/31/08, Misha <Misha_Marie@...> wrote:
> ...> I "rested" (because "camping" is illegal) at 1:30 am in front
> > wilderness office the night before my trip. The line had formed
> > 4:00 am. Technically the permit you get is for starting the NEXT
> > day, and you can camp at the backpackers camp for $5 the night
> > before you start. However, I left the same day that my permit was
> > issued. A ranger near the half dome trail asked to see my permit,
> > but he didn't really harass me about being out a day early.
> I didn't realize that the first-come permits are for the next
> think I'll plan to do as you did.
> When was this- day of week and all. I wasn't planning to make it
> the permit office until about 5:00 but might go earlier.