My husband and I were lucky enough to get our first choice of date for a Half Dome permit for July 9 (yay!). I would like to be on the trail by 6am, we are both very fit and active but I want to have maximum daylight.
We are staying at Yosemite View Lodge and it was my original intention to park at the day parking lot and use the shuttle bus. However, in looking at the bus schedule online it appears it doesn't start running until 7am. I thought it was earlier in the summertime, but I must be mistaken. Can anyone confirm if 7am is the start time?
If that is the case, I have a second question for you all. I remember from our last trip that there was a car park on the other side of Curry Village (if I'm remembering correctly). Is this only for visitors staying in Curry Village or only those with a backcountry permit or is it possible to use this parking lot? I've looked on the nps.gov site for Yosemite and can't find this specific detail.
Thank you all in advance.