Re: [John Muir Trail] permits now required for Half Dome
- 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@...>
Sent: Fri, January 29, 2010 7:14:07 PM
Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] permits now required for Half Dome
Barbara Karagosian wrote:
>system is going to prevent that. If one has a much sought after
> 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
> permit, isn’t that more likely to make you go for it irrespective ofnot worth it - just go to Clouds Rest - much better view. I was on Half
> risk? Hope not.
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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