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Re: [John Muir Trail] permits now required for Half Dome

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  • Linda Reitz
    I have to say this is a good thing, for Half Dome anyway. Might upset lots of hikers of course.  I will probably be the first to whine when I feel like going
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 30, 2010
      I have to say this is a good thing, for Half Dome anyway. Might upset lots of hikers of course.  I will probably be the first to whine when I feel like going back, but really we are loving Half Dome to death.


      From: Peter Burke <pburke@...>
      To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Fri, January 29, 2010 7:14:07 PM
      Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] permits now required for Half Dome

      Barbara Karagosian wrote:
      >
      > Permits will now be required to climb Half Dome – starting from the
      > base of the sub-dome. There was an article in the Fresno Business
      > Journal – plus see attaché dlink from Yosemite site. It seems the
      > total permits are 400, with 100 being for those with Wilderness
      > Permits. Wow! But I can understand it in the interests of safety.
      > Those lines on the cables on weekends are nasty – plus people take
      > major risks even in obviously awful weather. Not sure if a permit
      >
      system is going to prevent that. If one has a much sought after
      > permit, isn’t that more likely to make you go for it irrespective of
      > risk? Hope not.
      >

      not worth it - just go to Clouds Rest - much better view. I was on Half
      Dome last in 1989 and haven't really felt the urge to go up there again,
      but I guess all those who have never climbed it may still want to go.
      It'll cut down on traffic on the JMT up to the falls quite a bit, I guess.






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