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Half dome cable hike

what time do they start checking for permits? They are all sold out! I think I'd like to go early before they start checking - good idea, bad idea?

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1. Re: Half dome cable hike

I don't know how much of a gambler you are but the fine for hiking HD without a permit is like $5000. Permits are checked at sub dome before the cables.

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2. Re: Half dome cable hike

Illegal idea, and we can't tell you how to break the law here on the forum.

Check the NPS website for info about snagging a cancellation. I hope you aren't planning to go soon; the dome is still covered with snow and the cables aren't up.

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3. Re: Half dome cable hike

Park rangers are fully aware that people a. Enjoy doing night hikes to reach time half dome at sunrise b. Enjoy doing full moon half dome hikes and c. People will be trying to circumvent the system. Though rangers are not stationed 24 hours a day at the subdome, they will be varying shifts throughout 24 hour periods so there could be a ranger there at any time. Rangers are stationed at little yosemite valley, which is not a long hike from the subdome.

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4. Re: Half dome cable hike

Don't know when you plan to go to YNP but the HD cables will not be up for weeks still. Not for Memorial Day weekend and likely not the first week of June.

www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/halfdome.htm

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5. Re: Half dome cable hike

Hi Susie. Can you post the url of where this fine of 5000 is stated,please?

Thanks

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6. Re: Half dome cable hike

Here ya go, scroil down about 3/4 ofg hte way to read about the fine:

www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/hdfaq.htm

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7. Re: Half dome cable hike

Due to age,fear I will not get to half dome.

What is sub dome?

Thank You

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8. Re: Half dome cable hike

Just re-read my last post - nice typing skills....

Sorry for all the typos, but hoping you get what I'm saying.

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9. Re: Half dome cable hike

Thank you, Suzie!

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10. Re: Half dome cable hike

Rangers are at Sub Dome not LYV.