MOVE to new Blog/website

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

To request, trade or give permits, Click HERE.

If you are still reading the blog here, I have moved the party over to a new “mobile enhanced” integrated website/blog.

 www.HikeHalfDome.com

This is the same URL as my previous website … all the content is moved so you can still get the hikIng info etc.  DO NOT post here – go to  www.HikeHalfDome.com

If yo have requests for permits, USE THE NEW SITE.

 

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3,060 Responses to “MOVE to new Blog/website”

  1. Anu Says:

    I am looking for 4 half dome permits for Saturday June 11th.

    My friends and I have already made hotel reservations but couldn’t get the permits this morning.

    Thanks,
    -Anu

  2. Mike C. Says:

    This is, no doubt, going to be a familiar refrain, but I also logged on early on the 1st and could not get permits. Looking for two for Saturday, June 25, hotel room in the park also already booked.
    Thanks for the consideration,
    Mike C.

  3. Mike Macdonald Says:

    Looking for one or more permits for Saturday, June 25th. I got VERY lucky and was able to get 4 via the NPS permit system. I think I was seconds away from getting shut out.

    Contact info: michael.macdonald@med.ge.com mailto:michael.macdonald@med.ge.com

  4. Robert W Says:

    I am looking for half dome permits for Thursday June 23. We have a campsite reserved but could not get permits.

    Thanks,
    Robert

  5. Mark I Says:

    Somehow, I got 2 permits at 2:30 p.m., but they are for Memorial Day, May 30th, and I would like to trade for Thursday, June 2nd. Thanks

    please contact me at misola@rehonroberts.com

  6. Matt Sambol Says:

    Looking for any permits for Fri June 10 or Sat June 11. It’s my bachelor party, we have 8 hikers and were going to hike on Saturday but I was only able to get 4 permits for Friday (6/10). Even one or two permits for Friday would be helpful as I’m sure not all the guys will be able to make the hike since we’re changing the plan from Saturday to Friday.

    mattsambol@gmail.com

    Thanks Mr. Half Dome for putting this together!

  7. Chad L. Says:

    I have two (2) permits for Sunday, June 19th that I am looking to trade for any day from June 15th-17th (Wednesday-Friday of that week). We already have travel plans booked and cannot make Sunday work. Please contact me to discuss a trade.

    Thanks,

    Chad L.

  8. Bart Says:

    I am looking for 4 (four) permits on either Saturday June 11 or Sunday June 12.
    We went there last October with permits, but a storm came in. Now we already have reservations at Curry Village and no permits yet. Couldn’t get them yesterday morning. I’m REALLY hoping for a miracle here.

    halfdome@verwilt.com

    Thanks!!

    Bart

  9. Megan Says:

    Hi! I am looking for 3-4 permits for June 17th. Please help me conquer the beast!

    m.nicole.p@gmail.com

    Thanks!

    -Megan

  10. chris brettelle Says:

    I need 3 tickets for anyday in June. I was at work March 1 and not able to call or go on the web site. I had someone call for me and the lady on the phone was trying to tell the person I had call you don’t need permits for the cables. needless to say I did’nt get any. Someone please help.
    thanks
    Chris Brettelle
    209-304-8255

  11. Kris Says:

    I have two permits for Sunday June 26 and would like to trade for two on Saturday the 25th. cafejane@sbcglobal.net Thanks

  12. steve homrich Says:

    First of all, thanks mr. halfdome for providing this site. If for some reason one of our party can’t go, I’ll be sure to use this site to share any extra permit. We were lucky to secure 4 permits for May 29th, but we need one more for my brother’s son. If you have an extra one I sure would appreciate it. Thanks. Steve @ shomrich@aol.com

  13. Elizabeth Says:

    Hello. I need 1-4 tickets for Saturday, June 11. All folks in our party have reservations, but not enough passes. Please contact me at fralicks@sbcglobal.net Thanks!

  14. Alan Hudson Says:

    Hello,
    I need just 1 ticket for any Saturday or Sunday in June (except the 18th and 19th – Father’s Day). I went last year with my two boys. They made it to the top but my knee gave out below the switchbacks. This year I was planning on going by myself (until I got shut out online). Please help me with my personal goal. I can be reached at
    hudosha@cshs.org or 310-423-1527.

    Thank you,
    Alan

    • Kimberly Says:

      Alan, I came across this posting on Craiglist that you may want to check out:

      Date: 2011-04-01, 7:40AM PDT
      Reply to: sale-cksm3-2298968228@craigslist.org

      We are looking to trade Half Dome tickets….only one person from our group of ten was able to secure the date we wanted (Sat, July 16). These are the dates everyone else got.

      We want as many tickets as possible for Sat July 16th…..looking to trade…..

      2 – Sun May 29
      4 – Tues May 31
      2 – Fri June 3
      4 – Sun June 19
      6 – Mon July 25
      4 – Wed July 27

      Please call me at 559-960-5517 if you are interested. We have 4 for Sat July 16th we are trying to add too.

      • Nicholas Freelen Says:

        Me and my family will be traveling to California for the first time. When we found out about climbing half dome via the cables, the permits were long gone. If anyone has permits for July 25, 2011 we would be thrilled if we could get some. We need 5 but would be willing to take however many we could get.
        I noticed that you had some for July 25. Unfortunately I don’t have any other permits to trade you for them. If you end up not using them, I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me out. My email is nicholas.p.freelen@ttu.edu

        Thanks

  15. Christina Says:

    Hello everyone!
    I am hoping to find 2 half dome tickets for either June 23 or June 24. I have already booked my flight and the hotel. We booked this trip because of the half dome hike so you can understand we are devastated by not getting the tickets in time. Please let me know if anyone has tickets for either of these days. Thank you in advance!
    Christina
    christina-austin@hotmail.com
    (586)222-7104

  16. Susan Says:

    Greetings~My husband’s goal when he turned 50 was to climb Half Dome~Sadly we were not able to get permits on the opening day a.m. by phone and web~Sold out in a flash 😦 If anyone has 4 or more permits for anytime June 14 to the 27~Please let me know….Thank you,Susan bernicecor@aol.com

  17. David Clay Says:

    I am looking for two half dome permits for any of the days June 6 through June 9.
    I can be reached at clayda@cableone.net or 228-324-5381

    Thanks,
    David

  18. tina johnson Says:

    I d am really trying to get 2 tickets for June 11th or June 10th. I couldn’t get them at 7:00…tried. I have plane tickets from FL and reservations at WWawona. Will pay…Thank you if you can help! Please contact me at 559-348-9697 or wwwtinajo@aol.com

  19. Jon Says:

    Hello,
    I would be interested in two permits for June 22, or June 23rd. My wife and I have been planning this trip for quite a while; but were not fortunate enough to secure the permits.
    Thank you, Jon
    j-halverson@charter.net
    (608) 786-1067

  20. Brittney Says:

    Hi! I’m looking for 2-4 permits for Wednesday, June 15th or any day that week. Contact me at brittneyeugenio@hotmail.com Thanks!!

  21. Kathy Peck Says:

    I need 2-4 tickets for Monday, June 13, 2011 if anyone has any extras.
    –Would be much appreciated. Thanks

    Kathy
    kbpeck@comcast.net

  22. Sarang Kim Says:

    I’m looking for 6 half dome permits for Saturday June 25, 2011. My email address is: sarangkim.84@gmail.com

  23. Ben Says:

    I need one permit for Monday, 27th of June. Email me and we’ll negotiate a price.

    Ben
    benhealy89@gmail.com

  24. Dana Peters Says:

    I really need 3-4 tickets for Tuesday June 28th. We already have Curry campsite reservations and have been training for the big hike already. So disappointed tickets were sold out. Please contact me at danap123@msn.com Thanks.

    Dana Peters

  25. Terry Says:

    I need 4 permits for Friday, June 10. I would gladly pay for any extras you might have.

    My email is peters2117@yahoo.com

    Thank you!

  26. Don Meadows Says:

    I have 6 Sunday (6/19) Cable Permits that we want to trade for 6 Monday (6/20) permits. Email me at dmeadows82@gmail.com if you have any to trade. Thanks.

    • Don Meadows Says:

      Update: We have found six hikers for Sunday 6/19 so those permits are no longer available.

  27. Mike Colon Says:

    I’m looking for 4 permits for either Monday, June 6th or Tuesday, June 7th. As is the case with many others, we already have hotel reservations, but could not get Half Dome permits. You can reach me at mike@mcolon.com or 916-801-1487. Thanks!

    Mike Colon

  28. Melissa (Half Dome nut) Jahnke Says:

    I’ve spent the last three years overweight and depressed. This year I have made a resolution to “make it to the top”. I’ve spent hours in the gym training, and have passed up all junk food! My goal, to reach the top! I’m 76 days out from boarding my plane… And I have accomplished every part of my goal except this one thing.. I NEED YOUR HELP!!! I have everything booked, and paid for. My entire reason for coming out to Yosemite is to do the Half Dome Hike! I’ve spent the last THREE months counting down to “permit” day, and… I didn’t get ’em! — I need 2– 😦 I will be arriving May 23 and leaving May 30. I need two iddity bitty permits. Pretty Please with lotsa sugar on top, can you help this girl out? Any day between May 27 and May 29 will do… This is so much more to me than just a fun hike! Please consider giving your permits to a person who will appreciate them with every cell in her atomic being!!!

    Thanks for your time. *BELIEVE*
    Melissa
    gypsiemel79@hotmail.com

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Melissa,

      I feel your pain. Posting here is a good step. Let’s see how it goes. May 27 is an early date and the snows may not have melted enough to allow the cables to be up – we are all apprehensive. Since you are coming from afar, you may want to cover your bets and work with an outfitter who may have permits. It will cost you but many outfitters have gotten permits. There are several good one near Yosemite. I’m not here to hustle anyone, but you may want to look at LastingAdventures.com and their Hike Half Dome in A Day program.

    • Kimberly Says:

      Melissa, I came across this post on Craiglist that you may want to check out:

      Date: 2011-04-01, 7:40AM PDT
      Reply to: sale-cksm3-2298968228@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

      We are looking to trade Half Dome tickets….only one person from our group of ten was able to secure the date we wanted (Sat, July 16). These are the dates everyone else got.

      We want as many tickets as possible for Sat July 16th…..looking to trade…..

      2 – Sun May 29
      4 – Tues May 31
      2 – Fri June 3
      4 – Sun June 19
      6 – Mon July 25
      4 – Wed July 27

      Please call me at 559-960-5517 if you are interested. We have 4 for Sat July 16th we are trying to add too.

    • EhBoy Says:

      Jahnke,
      If it’s really that big of a deal, make it a multi day trip and get a backpacking permit. Backpackers are allowed up the cables too.

  29. Mike Moss Says:

    I need 2 half dome permits for Friday June 24th! My wife and I have already booked our trip and can think of no better way to celebrate our anniversary than to hike half dome!
    Please contact me at mikemoss@charter.net
    Thanks!

  30. Shelby Blanton Says:

    My brothers and I have been planning this trip for a long time with the dream of hiking Haf Dome. We were not able to secure permits. If anyone has 3 for June 11th or 12th it would be an answer to our prayers! shelby@thevine.cc

  31. Sharon Says:

    I have a Wednesday, June 29 permit and would like to trade for a Monday, June 27 permit. The campgrounds allow six people per campsite but you were only allowed 4 half dome permits per reservation. I’m no rocket scientist but I knew this was going to be a cluster u-know-what! Sherendo@aol.com

  32. Jim Selman Says:

    I planned on taking my wife and daughters on the half-dome hike, they have seen my pictures and we have been waiting until they were old enough to all do it together. We planned our dream vacation, we have our reservations, but no permits. Bummed in Oklahoma. We are looking for any permits June 12th through June 15th. Email me at jselman918@valornet.com if your plans change or have any permits you can’t use. Thanks!

  33. Charlotte Turner Says:

    I am looking for 2 permits for any day from June 6th – June 17th. Am coming from England and already have hotel reservations, but could not get Half Dome permits.

    Please contact me at charlotteturner4@hotmail.com, I would gladly reimburse for any extras you might have.

    Thank you!

  34. Andreas Says:

    I am looking for two half dome permits for Monday June 6 or Tuesday June 7.

    Thanks
    Andreas
    mail@andreas-eckenfels.de

  35. Maureen Lahiff Says:

    So what am I missing?

    I’ve got my confirmation email, and I’ve logged back on to recreation.gov, but how do I print the actual permit?

    • Linda Radecke Says:

      Maureen,
      Is this you from St. Barnabas?! Small world. A Half Dome fan too.
      Anyway, they will mail you the permits close to your date. Hi, if this is you! :0)
      Linda

  36. Jean Says:

    I am looking for one permit for Tuesday, June 14th. Thanks so much to anyone out there who may be able to help.

    Thanks,
    Jean
    jmsouth@charter.net

  37. Eric Says:

    Are permits required for a nighttime ascent? Is there actually a ranger standing there checking permits at 5AM?

  38. Jose Says:

    Hi, I have 4 permits for Tuesday, June 21. I would like to find or trade for any Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday from June 17 – June 27.

    jose_cordova_@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

  39. Maureen Lahiff Says:

    update on printing the actual permit:

    I clicked on the button for details, and I get a list of my Permit Details.

    it looks different from last year’s tickets — is this printout all I need?

  40. Tim Says:

    I am taking a group of kids up the mountain on May 14th and looking for any tickets people have available up to 8. Thanks so much for anyone who can help or point me in the right direction.

    -Tim
    tshtsh@gmail.com

  41. Karen Gutilla Says:

    I am looking for 4 tickets to hike half dome on Friday June 10, 2011 if anyone has extra or won’t be needing their tickets. Thanks its our 50th birthday celebration!!!!!

    karengutilla@comcast.net

  42. Andrew Oh Says:

    I guess it’s worth a shot…

    Looking for six permits to do the cables on Saturday, June 25, 2011. I can be reached any time at theandrewoh@gmail.com or at 213.448.9468. Thanks in advance if you can help out!

  43. Jeff Sarbaum Says:

    Needed: two (2) permits for Saturday, June 4th, 2011.

    Phone 919-265-8211 (anytime)

    jksarbau@gmail.com

    My father and I are trying to have a reunion hike up Half Dome twenty years after our first trek. We’ve purchased plane tickets and have lodging reservations in the Valley. Thanks for making this site available.

  44. Marijan Says:

    Hi All:

    Looking for as many half dome permits (up to 8) as possible for Friday June 17, 2011. would start with as few as 1.

    thanx much. mpevecdc@earthlink.net

    Marijan

  45. Amy Ruiz Says:

    Well, I see I’m in good company of having reservations for lodging but unable to secure cable permits for the day of the scheduled hike. I need just one permit for Monday, June 27th. Thanks in advance. : )

    Thank you, Amy

    Contact: pixieblue66@gmail.com
    (805) 909-0899

  46. Susan Lugowski Says:

    Looking for two permits but will make it work regardless of day/date! Thanks in advance 🙂
    sal0103@ymail.com (0103 are all numbers, not letters)
    702-232-3798

  47. Kathy Peck Says:

    I would love to get just one permit for Monday, June 13 if anyone has any extras. We managed to snag one that someone had returned, and Like everyone else, we had already made plans and reservations. We are from Colorado and are attending the Stanford graduation ceremonies on the weekend.
    Please keep me in mind if an extra turns up.
    Thank you,
    kbpeck@comcast.net
    Kathy

  48. Ken Says:

    I need 3 tickets for either June 5 or June 6. Please feel free to call or email
    kthorpetx@yahoo.com
    214 477 9938

  49. Jacob Homer Says:

    I’m looking for 2-4 permits for any day between June 20-24
    Thanks!
    Jacob
    StereoGuy430@gmail.com

  50. Michelle Says:

    Hello Fellow Hikers!
    We’re looking for 2 half dome permits anytime between June 5-7, 2011. Please email me if you have permits for any of these days that you’re willing to part with.

    Please help make our HALF DOME dreams come true!

    Thanks!
    Michelle

  51. John S. Says:

    I’m looking for 2 permits for a day between June 14-17.
    Thanks
    John

    rockon2388@msn.com

  52. Paul B. Says:

    I’m looking for 4 permits for any day between May 30 and June 3, but will be happy with any lesser quantity. If you have any, contact me at pfbuechler@aol.com.

    Thanks in advance.

  53. Shaun Says:

    Hello everyone, I am looking for one permit for Sunday, June 12, 2011. Please contact me at shaunjeet.gill@gmail.com. Thanks in advance.

    P.s. Thanks for this blog Mr. Half Dome!

  54. michael Says:

    Does anyone else find this system to be completely flawed? Permits selling out in 23 minutes. People selling them online for $100 each (http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/tix/2263617406.html). People reserving permits for days they are not going to use and then trying to trade. What happens when the people who made reservations for days they knew they were never going to go don’t show up? Hald dome has turned into the “plan 6 months ahead and wait at my computer day hike”. It seems like it is pushing more people away than anything.

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      1. Thanks for the comment.
      2. Prior to the permits, HD was a zoo at noon. In 2009, 2 people fell – one died, the other is still recovering. Both days the weather sucked and for whatever reason they did not get off soon enough. The park needed to do something. Read up on the Half Dome Stewardship Plan – in November we will find out the ultimate solution they come up with. Taking the cables down is one option! I was saddened when barely 10 people showed up at the Outreach meeting in Berkeley in June 2010. And then only 96 responses were received during the public comment period. 40,000 people hiked it in 2010 – and 96 responses??? No one really cares to work the problem until they want to go.
      3. The park is trying to provide a solution to a very hard problem. Permits. Hmmm How would you do it? Give the Superintendent a call. Most of life is becoming first-come, first serve. Do we protest the last Celine concert because tickets went on sale and were sold out in minutes? We play the game. Supply and demand. Too many people on earth competing for few resources.
      4. Again, Don Neubacher is the Superintendent. For your opinion to matter – tell him.
      5. I set up this Get/Give permit thread as one guy’s way to try and help out. I am getting emails that folks are actually getting permits thru it. We play the cards we’re dealt.
      I’m not ragging on you – but this is my position. I hope I get to hike it this year!

      • Natalie Cookson Says:

        Hi fellow disappointed hikers 😦

        I am not a half dome expert, but I do know that I planned a trip for me and my husband and his family to go to Yosemite, they are coming from Maine, and the only “for sure” plan we had was to hike half dome. Now, due to a bunch of scalpers trying to make a few hundred bucks, that dream is dead.

        I do agree with Mr. Half Dome that something needed to be done. I also agree that permit system is a logical choice. However, they clearly did not think this through – it is a ridiculous system. The fact that anybody can log in as many times as they want and get tickets for close to nothing and then sell them for a 100x profit is just insane.

        A simple solution? Force people to put a name on each ticket! Tickets should not be transferrable! So simple, and it would solve all problems. There is no way that people planning this far in advance do not know WHO is going to be hiking with them. And if something happens and you can’t go – they could have a simple return system (which they already have in place). Possibly they could have an “official” way to transfer tickets, for those who can’t go but have a friend who can. Simple as that. To sell tickets for $1.50 to one of the most popular attractions in the world and to allow them to be easily transferable was a huge mistake.

        That’s all I have to say! Oh, and we have 5 people looking to do the hike anytime between June 19-22. I’m guessing we’re out of luck, but maybe something miraculous will happen.

        Thanks Mr. Half Dome for a great site!

        Natalie

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        Natalie,

        I was stationed in Maine at Loring AFB – Limestone, Caribou, Presque Isle…Brrrrr. Snow on Memorial Day. The base is closed now.
        I hear your pain – and that of others. I am not the NPS but here’s my 2 pennies. The park often reads my blog – no guarantees, but for your comment to be counted I suggest you write the Superintendent. I’m not trying to give him extra work, but HD is the signature landmark of Yosemite. They are currently deciding what to do on the cables. Nov 2011 is the target final solution. If you missed the comment period, write him and lay it out. 40,000 hiked it last year, but only 96 wrote written comments. Sigh.

        Don Neubacher, Superintendent
        Yosemite National Park
        Attn: Half Dome Trail Permits
        P.O. Box 577
        Yosemite, CA 95389

        Lottery or permits? Hmmmm Either has advantages and disadvantages. Have your folks come out anyway. Cloud’s Rest, Yosemite Falls are 2 massive hikes that are also superb. Keep trying. Move your dates. Find a 4-leaf clover.

        Good luck.
        Rick D.

      • michael Says:

        Thanks for your reply! I was unaware of the process that had occured and the lack of comments that were submitted depite 40k visitors in 2009. I will certainly consider writing to voice my opinion. Also, I too appreciate your help in facilitating the exchange of permits in a fair manner.

      • Charmel Says:

        Hello-Looking for 2 permits mid-week anyday from June 27-July or July 7-July 29th. Charmel at ccozay@gmail.com

    • Brenda Belnap Says:

      Hiking half dome even if you only get to the base of the cables is STILL a wonderful hike! The granduer of the mountains, the amazing waterfalls and the incredible vistas along the way are breath taking. In 2009 I only went to the base of the cables and became too scared to make the ascend, BUT I had NO REGRETS! I did get permits to climb this year and am planning to make it up the cables this time, but if I don’t, I will of had an “AWESOME WONDER” day.

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        A permit is needed to get on Sub Dome…..

      • Natalie Cookson Says:

        Hi Mr. Halfdome,

        Can you clarify what the sub dome is? I talked to a ranger, and he said you could do almost the entire hike without a permit – the permit is not required until you are 7 miles in, which must be almost to the top, right? So, most of the nice views (waterfalls, etc.) must be on that initial 7 miles? I have permits for those that want to do the cables, but the rest of our family might want to come part of the way without permits.

        Thanks!

        Natalie

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        You need to get my book for info on the hike… “One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome”

        Sub Dome is the bump just on the east of the main Half dome / cables…..

        …a 400 foot hard hike to get to the actual cables….the ranger sits at the base of Sub dome…and you cannot go beyond that w/o a permit.

        Rick

  55. Eric Says:

    Looking for minimum two (2), more would be awesome, permits for either Friday May 27th or Saturday 28th, I have reservations during the week of May 23rd at Upper Pines that may be available for trade.
    Cheers!
    Eric
    eroc69@gmail.com

  56. Jim E Says:

    Looking for 2-4 Half Dome Cable permits for anytime in the month of June. If anyone has permits available please contact me at eyherabide@gmail.com.

    Thanks in advance!

    Jim

  57. eyherabide Says:

    Cheers All!

    Looking for 2-3 permits for the Half Dome ropes anytime during June! If you have any permits during this time please contact me @ eyherabide@gmail.com.

    Thanks in advance!

    Jim

  58. Paul B. Says:

    Seems like a computer lottery would be fairer…..something like Boundary Waters Canoe Area uses…..you would list the dates that are acceptable to you and your name would go into a random computer lottery and you could get a certain number of tickets, like four.

  59. Larry Simkins Says:

    I am looking for a permit for May 23rd or 24th. Will pay happily. Please contact me if you have these. Thanks.

    simkins168@comcast.net

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Larry,

      The cables will not be up until May 27th at the earliest. So pick a later day. If you want to CLIMB HD you can go up any time – no permit. We are talking the hike here.

      Rick

  60. Sue T Says:

    Coming all the way from Wisconsin to hike half dome but could only get 2 passes – Desperately need 1 more pass for Friday, June 10. If anyone can help me out, please contact me: sthorson@wi.rr.com

  61. Beverly Says:

    Hello Mr. Half Dome:

    Thank you for providing this service. Your information has been very helpful.
    If I am giving an extra permit to someone else, do I just send my permit to them? Do I have to sign it?

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Beverley,

      You need to read this blog everyday!! While eating your morning Cheerios! I covered this 2 days ago…

      >>When you print out your “ticket” you will first get a courtesy piece of white paper with large empty boxes on it. Wha??? Throw that in the recycle bin. Then outs comes a tidy “official” looking sheet with your permit number, a barcode, your name, address and park safety messages. There is also a box for the “Group Leader” to sign. They don’t say it, but you then make copies for the number of permits you bought and give one to everyone. They MUST have a permit on their person to get beyond Checkpoint Charlie at the base of Sub Dome. No tickee – no washee. And don’t; lose it. The Ranger will have a print out of permit holders and numbers. If you are giving the permits away, give your recipient one copy and explain that they need to make copies. Everyone does not need to go up at the same time, but once all in your party are checked off, anyone else with a counterfeit copy will not be permitted to go up.

  62. Dylan Says:

    Hello all,
    I’m looking for 3 or more permits for any time during the last week of June. I want to celebrate my 19th birthday on top of Half Dome! If anyone can help me out, please contact me at dhruska@ucla.edu

    Thank you in advance, and thank you for this service.

  63. Tegan M. Says:

    Looking for permits for either June 4 or the 25. Turning 30 and want to climb with my fiance. We have friends that want to go too, if we can manage to get permits, but I’d be super happy with 2. Thanks!

    tegan{dot}mauldin{at}gmail{dot}com

  64. Karen Says:

    Hello! I’m looking for 4 permits for either May 29th or May 30th (Memorial Day) crossing my fingers and toes the cables will be up. I already have a campsite reso in the valley and my friends are furious with me for missing the permit sale date!!! I have no tickets to trade, but I will give you a BIG HUG! ; ) please email me at kholtz95610@yahoo.com
    Thank you!

  65. Janet Nutt Says:

    I just want to say that we camp each year at Tuolumne Meadows and each year I become more fasinated with Half Dome! I purchased One Best Hike last year and thought “OMG what am I waiting for”?? You have inspired me to do it and this year I will be 50, so what better time is there to just “do it”? Now all I need is the permit, so here’s hoping!! Thankyou for your inspiration!! Janet

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Janet,

      Yes, it is an amazing rock. I love digging deep to learn about the early people, the trails and life 150 years ago. They were pretty darn rugged.

      Best of luck on the permits. Keep reading the blog for tips that come to me in the middle of the night!

      Rick

  66. Hugo Van de Graaf Says:

    Looking for 4 to 6 additional half dome permits for June 4th for our Philmont bound Boy Scout troop. We are planning to do half dome as a warm-up for Philmont scout ranch and need a few additional permits. Please contact Hugo@vandegraaf.us if you have any permits that you will not need. Thanks

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Just in case your boys are camping enroute to Half Dome, you may be able to get Wilderness Permits to include your hike up Half Dome. 100 permits are reserved for people with Wilderness permits. If you are doing it in one day, then yes, you do need some of the 300 dailies.

  67. Breanne Patton Says:

    Dear MrHalfdome,
    I greatly appreciate the forum you have provided the public in regards to Half Dome permits… Could you include a similar one for camping in the valley… This is the second year in a row that we have been ousted from camping in the valley and being forced to camp in Crane Flat. Here’s to hoping that someday a valley camping trip is in the cards

    breanne_patton@hotmail.com

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Breanne,

      I have claimed the title Mr Half Dome – not Mr. Campground. I have no bandwidth to barely keep the Permit thread going. So I hereby delegate the honor to YOU. By the powers vested in me by the spirit of Chief Tenaya and the Council of Elders, I hereby designate Ranger Breanne (Not really a Ranger) as the Keeper of the Campground. As such, those wanting to swap sites are permitted to approach Ranger Breanne in the temple of forgiveness and display the Talisman of Swap. Hear Ye. Hear Ye.

      Anyway, you might want to ask the Park to manage something.

  68. bhh Says:

    I know that the cables may not be up, but I would like to get one permit for May 26th or 27th.

    My contact is bhight77@gmail.com.

  69. Lori Says:

    Hello, I am looking for 2 half dome permits for Thursday June 2.
    Please contact me at mcleanl@avaya.com.
    Many thanks!
    Lori

  70. Joe Owen Says:

    Looking for Half-Dome cable Tix for 6/11/11. Seeking 10 but will take as many as I can get. Like many others I tried online without a positive result.
    leave msg on cell 707-849-7876 or email josephowen@josephowen.com

    Thanks and happy hiking!

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Joe,

      10 (TEN) permits?? Gee, are you optimistic. Most are happy to get 2. But check back to see if anyone got 10 extra by mistake. I’d suggest you pick a date later in the summer and try again.

  71. Heather Says:

    Hi I am looking to get 4 tickets for a weekend in May or June. I am open to any weekend. PLease let me know. My email is heathernallen@gmail.com.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Keep checking back. Still kinda early for folks to be canceling…..but you never know. Many others want permits for May and June. Suggest you also consider moving
      your trip to later in the summer and trying to get permits for then.

  72. Matt Says:

    Looking for 4 Half Dome permits for Saturday June 4
    matthewklecker@mac.com

  73. Randy Says:

    my name is randy. looking for 4 half dome permits for june 25th. booked campsite from june 23-26, no luck on gettting permits 😦

    solidarityrecordings@gmail.com is where i can be reached thanks

  74. mrhalfdome Says:

    Seen on Craig’s List…. if free good deal – if charging, against NPS rules, but I’m not the Gestapo.

    >>>>>

    Date: 2011-03-22, 3:00PM PDT
    Reply to: sale-xqtcu-2280562515@craigslist.org
    ——————————————————————————–

    Hello.

    We have permits for May 27th, May 30th and June 12th.

    If you’re interested, please contact us with the number of permits you need.

    Happy Trails!

  75. michael Says:

    I have over $2000.00 in non-refundable airfare from NY so I REALLY need HALF-DOME permits for June 6th or 7th…HELP :-)))

    Please email me at michaelpromo@hotmail.com
    THANK YOU

  76. Gary Says:

    May 28th or 29th. Very much need 2 ea. permits for Half Dome hiking.

    This if for an after 50 bucket list. We are just missing the permits! Would be most appreciative.

    Thank you.

    Please contact GR at USMCm38a1@gmail.com

    • Gary Says:

      HI, Still looking May 28 or 29 half dome permits. Looks like my group will end up having extra lodge reservations for May 30 and 31 if someone wants to trade and this is possible. Thanks.

      • Nevin Hindiyeh Says:

        Gary, I might have two extra for that weekend. Call me at 559-960-5517. Still working on a few trades though.

  77. Lee Says:

    Looking for 2 permits any Sat. in June.

    leemprice@hotmail.com

    Thanks

  78. Mark Says:

    Looking for 3 permits any day from June 2-6.

    mweber21@kc.rr.com

  79. mrhalfdome Says:

    I’m posting this for Poserio, who put it on the wrong thread.

    Is there anyone willing to trade my May 31st 2011 half dome cable permit for your june 2 2011. I have 4 permits. Some of my friends will not be able to make it that day.

    I would gladly appreciate it. Thank you.

    Jwayptl@hotmail.com

  80. Poserio Says:

    Is there anyone willing to trade my May 31st 2011 half dome cable permit for your june 2 2011. I have 4 permits. Some of my friends will not be able to make it that day.I would gladly appreciate it. Thank you.

  81. Bryan Weathers Says:

    Hello,

    I’m looking for 2 permits for any day June 13-17. Graduating college on June 11 and thought Half Dome would be a great post-school adventure. Thanks!

    hikerbryan@yahoo.com

  82. Karla Says:

    Hi –

    I’m looking for 2 permits for June 8 or 9. contact me at kbrom7@gmail.com thanks

  83. Christoph Says:

    Hi, I’m looking for two permits for June 1st. Please contact me at kryzzle@gmx.de

    Thanks!

  84. John Kim Says:

    I am looking for half dome permits for either June 16th and 17th. Like a lot of others, I have booked my accommodations, but just want access to Half Dome. We are looking for four passes.

    You can reach me at johnkim.685@gmail.com
    Thanks

  85. Paul B. Says:

    Some one was nice enough to give me two permits for May 30. I am looking for two more for May 30 so our entire family can climb Half Dome. I would also take 4 for any day May 31-June 2 and then give my two to a needing person.

    I can be reached at pfbuechler@aol.com.

  86. arielle Says:

    Hi,
    I’d love to get even just one permit for any day availible, i’m not at all picky and whatever I can get i’ll be more than happy to take. I can be contacted by my email at jdelaney18@yahoo.com
    Thank You and God Bless 🙂

  87. Dave Says:

    Looking for 4 Half Dome permits for any day from June 15-17th. Contact at

    djellswo@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

  88. Tyler Bodlak Says:

    I am looking for two Half Dome permits for May 27, 28, 29 or 30. I can be reached at

    tyler_bodlak@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

  89. Paul Says:

    Looking for 2 Half Dome permits for either Sunday, June 12 or Monday, June 13. I can be reached at:
    txpaulduncan@yahoo.com

    Thank you!

  90. Kathy Peck Says:

    I have one permit for Monday June 13th and one for Tuesday, June 14.
    I need one more ticket for either of those days and then I will give the other one up.
    Thanks,
    Kathy
    kbpeck@comcast.net

  91. Jeff McLellan Says:

    I just tried to get some tickets for July 26th and there weren’t any available. It appears that the date to reserve for that date was moved to May 1st. Does anyone know if that is the case or did I just miss out?

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Jeff,

      Dunno where you got that info. These dates have been publicized since Feb:

      March 1 for May and June trips
      April 1 for July trips
      May 1 for August trips
      June 1 for September trips
      August 1 for October trips

      • Jeff McLellan Says:

        I was ready at 7am but couldn’t believe that all of the permits were gone already. The message at the top of the page indicated that May 1st was the next time, which now I understand that it actually means all July dates were already gone. What are the chances of getting permits the day of?

  92. Gayathri Says:

    Well, I tried my luck right now with getting July permits. 15 seconds into the game, and permits for Sunday, July 3rd were gone! Now I have permits for days that I’m pretty sure I won’t be using. What a waste. I’m going to write to the Superintendent. I suggest everyone who has posted here take that step as well. No pain no gain!
    gncsu@yahoo.com

    • Joshua Dean Says:

      I’m assuming that July 17 was not the day you ended up getting since it is also a Sunday???? What days did you get?

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        Huh?? Permits are required eevryday..including Sundays.

      • Gayathri Says:

        Joshua, I got them for July 26th, and have already traded them for another date! I’m guessing you need July 17th.

      • Joshua Dean Says:

        the weekends just went lickety split so if someone tried to get a Sunday and missed it – I assumed that the next attempt would have to be for a weekday. Plus in the original post it said he was trying to get July 3rd and missed it 15 seconds in…i was trying for July 17th and didn’t get anything 15 seconds in either….but I thought it was worth asking just in case.

        unfortunately for me it seems that everyone is trading, but I have nothing to trade. for ten years I’ve been wanting to return to half dome and take my family, finally we plan a yosemite trip only to find out we wont’ even be able to hike half dome….so disheartening…

    • Amar Says:

      You are absolutely correct. I wanted it for 9th July and ended up getting for 20th July.

  93. Joshua Dean Says:

    I clicked submit at 7:00:14 today April 1, and for the day I’ll be in Yosemite, 299 permits out of 300 were gone already. I have a group of 9 that was planning to hike Half Dome, but anyone willing to give up ANY extra permits for that day (even just 1!), would be so appreciated.

    The way this whole permit thing works makes me really sad – I love hiking Half Dome and now it’s so much more difficult to be allowed to.

    If you have extras or have had to cancel a hike on JULY 17 2011, please contact me at my email:
    jdeanmachine@gmail.com

    Thank you very much.
    ~josh

  94. Michelle Says:

    Looking for around 10 permits for either July 1st or 2nd. Thanks!

    mrponcetta@yahoo.com

  95. Amar Says:

    Hi!
    I would seriously appreciate if anyone can give me a 4 permits to Yosemite Half Dome cables for the 9th or 10th of July 2011.

    I can be contacted on amar.dhamdhere@gmail.com

    Regards,
    amar

  96. Ka-Ryn Escovedo Says:

    Not sure about the chances of this working, but it sure doesn’t hurt to try. I also tried this morning with no luck to get permits. Didn’t even get any on wrong days to be able to trade. Anyway, looking for 2-4 permits for July 22, 23, or 24.

    Email me at k.escovedo@gmail.com

    • Ka-Ryn Escovedo Says:

      Guess I posted too soon – just found out that another member of our party was successful for 4 permits! I’ll be treating her to dinner in gratitude! Good luck to everyone still searching…you never know!

  97. Rick M Says:

    Took the day off from work to try for HD permits. It’s snowing here in Pennsylvania – Happy Spring! Used your tips and was able to get permits for date we wanted in July. Thank you Mr. Half Dome!

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Rick,

      Hooray! Your “sick” day paid off. You were among the few who got thru. Now begin your training….get up those Penn. Hills.

      Rick

    • Breanne Patton Says:

      Rick,
      I too followed advice from Mr. Half Dome and was able to acquire 12 (yes I am using all of them) permits for July 26.

      Mr. Half Dome,
      Bought your book this week (I work at Barnes and Noble and have been recommending it to everyone) and have read through the entire thing already 🙂 yay! Started working out yesterday with this fantastic northern cali spring weather that is rolling through 🙂

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        Excellent! 12 – wow that is a fast internet connection…if anyone cancels be sure to offer them to the blog readers…then turn them back in to recreation.gov for recycling.

        Do a LOT of hill work. . . . then do some more!!

  98. Kathy Peck Says:

    A TWO-FER DEAL!!!

    I have 4 permits for Tuesday, July 5th to trade for 2 permits on Monday or Tuesday June 13th or 14th.

    Kathy
    kbpeck@comcast.net

  99. Mike DeDecker Says:

    I need 4 permits for Saturday July 16th, and I have 4 permits to trade the date of the permits I have is for July 20th

    MikeDeDecker@gmail.com

  100. Mike DeDecker Says:

    The permits were gone this morning in like 4 minutes, I wish they would charge alittle more money for the permits and give it back to the Yosemite Park.

  101. Ambri Pukhraj Says:

    I have two permits for Sunday, July 31, but I realized after getting them that my fiance and I need to take a flight from San Franciso early on August 1. If anyone wants to exchange for any other day in the July 11-29 range, please let me know. Thanks so much!

    ambri.pukhraj@gmail.com

  102. Brian Says:

    Help! I am looking for 4 permits for either 7/9 or 7/10, but was completely shut out online – I started clicking at 6:55 am and got “you have to wait until 7” messages, until I got to 6:59, and at that point the days I wanted were sold out. I like the idea of the permit system, but its implementation is terrible.

    Anyway, I have 3 friends flying in for the trip, we have had Curry Village reservations for 6 months, but now we can’t go to the top. If anyone can help with any amount of permits for either day (7/9 or 7/10, even 7/11) I would greatly appreciate it. Contact me at bdunn72@gmail.com

  103. Shari Smith Says:

    I was logged in at 7am this morning but did not get permits for the date our friends are going to Half Dome. We need 2 permits for July 18th. Please contact me shari@7daysale4u.com or 925-216-3328 if you have them and don’t need them. Thank you!!!

    • Kimberly Says:

      See on Craiglist:

      **HALF DOME PERMITS – JULY 5, 6, 7. 18, 21 -TWO EACH** – $1 (Yosemite National Park)

      Date: 2011-04-07, 4:07PM PDT
      Reply to: sale-sd7ey-2311741333@craigslist.org

      We have Yosemite Half Dome cable permits. We’re transferring them in blocks of two.

      Please let us know if you’re interested and we can provide additional details.

  104. Naresh Bansal Says:

    Just shocked! Was sitting at my computer with everything ready and at 7am hit the Book icon. Few seconds later everything gone, could not get even 2 permits.

    However, hope is still alive. Would appreciate if I can get 2 permits for any Sat or Sun in July. Have no permits to exchange.

    Naresh (naresh.bansal@gmail.com)

  105. Sera Says:

    Need permits for July 29, 30 or 31. Managed to get 4 for July 29 but we’re a party of 8. Would be eternally grateful.
    enolil@aol.com

  106. Shane Tobin Says:

    Hey everyone, I am looking for any amount of permits for July 9th. Please let me know if you can’t go and want to help me out. Thanks!

    shaneptobin@gmail.com

  107. Risha Says:

    I have the following permits:
    July30 – 1 permit
    July 31 – 4 permits

    I wanted permits for July23rd or July 9th.
    If anyone is willing to exchange, please let me know. I’m not interested in making money, just want to go with my group of friend together.

    rishachheda@gmail.com mailto:rishachheda@gmail.com

  108. Greg Davis Says:

    I am looking for 4 Half Dome hiking permits for Sunday, July 10, 2011.

    Greg

    Ok to call me at 408-355-4844

  109. Mike DeDecker Says:

    I made a mistake I have 4 permits on July 19th to trade for 4 permits for July 16th

    • John Hall Says:

      Mike, We are coming down from Canada and were able to get the camping booked March 15th, but just missed the permits for half dome. If you are not able to trade, could you contact me about transferring your permits for July 19th? Thanks, John johncaseyhall@gmail.com

  110. Lorie Says:

    My party of 8 is looking for Halfdome Permits for Friday July 22nd 2011
    just like everyone else the line was busy from the get go the person I talked to stated the permits were sold out 4 mintues after 7am this morning. We made are hotel reservation last July because I was told 1 yr in advance to get the dates you want and I feel that the Hotels should offer you the permits when making your reservaation seems more fair , I hope someone out there can help with my request .

    • Breanne Patton Says:

      But if the permits were made available to hotel guests when they make their reservations it should be the same for the campers who have to book their reservations 5 months in advance, and not everyone is camping in the valley, but they are still in the park. At least everyone is afforded the same opportunity at 7am.

      • Lorie Says:

        That may be true but they should proably use a difference system like on the first of the month sell the tickets for that day and that day only , second day etc,etc.not the whole month and people are just getting what they can to trade and proably not be successful at that even , just seems that it should be a more fair way of doing it ?

  111. Lorie Says:

    Please Someone help me find the permits for Friday July 22 2011

    ltidey@cox.net

  112. Amar Says:

    If a permit holder for 20th July isnt going to be using that permit but wants to help then it will be great if you can help me out.

    My contact is amar.dhamdhere@gmail.com

  113. Merry Says:

    Hi all,
    I have 2 permits for July 20th; looking to trade them for 2 permits for July 9th.
    Contact me at mgilmer11@gmail.com
    Thanks!

    and Thank you Mr. Half Dome for providing this forum for all of us!

  114. Roberta Says:

    HI. I am looking to get permits for July 8th. I got 4 but I have 7 people in my group flying in from Canada. Please help. Roberta Thom RobertaThom@yahoo.com 909-851-7551

  115. Lorie Says:

    Im Looking for permits for Friday July 22 I have a party of 8 but any would be welcome.
    Thanks

    My contact is ltidey@cox.net

  116. Natalie Cookson Says:

    Hey everyone,

    Not to rain on the “trading permits parade” or anything, but don’t all of you people who are getting permits for days you don’t need them in hopes that you can trade for a different day realize that you are just adding to the problem – basically taking permits away from the people who actually want them? I’d be interested to hear what Mr. Half Dome thinks about this. I’m not trying to be mean or anything, I’m just really saddened by this whole permit process and what a disaster it is.

    Good luck to all of you looking for permits. I’ve pretty much lost hope :(.

    • Sera Says:

      I agree Natalie! I was offerred July 26 when I was on the phone but I said No…what point would that’ve been? I am only trying to get permits for the dates I’m there.

      • Natalie Cookson Says:

        Thanks Sera! Glad it’s not just me :). This whole thing sucks so bad! Going back to my original post on this thread, all of these issues would be resolved if they required you to assign a name to each permit when purchased! That would eliminate of all the scalping that’s going on and make sure the permits get to the people who really want them. Oh well…

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      The permit system is giant hairball that the park is trying to make work and be fair to everyone. They have looked at many alternatives and solicited inputs from the public. They received only 96 written comments on citizen’s opinions about the cables management. Gee, about 50,000 a year do the hike. Oh well. At 7am I can only guess that people log on and try to get the days they had in mind. When they see them go in literally seconds, they resort to animal instincts and get any piece of meat they can grab. The logic is easy to understand. If they get a permit for an odd day they might be able to trade. The alternative is not to go to the dance at all. Mixed metaphors but you get the idea.

      Ever try to get Pink Floyd Tickets? How about Burning Man? First come-first served there also.

      A lottery? Many places use them: Mt. Whitney, the High Sierra Camps. Too bad more people didn’t comment a year ago. It may be too late as the park is developing their Half Dome Stewardship Plan due out in November. The horses may have left the barn, but make your feelings known to the one man who can listen and act: the Park Superintendent. And oh, by the way, one alternative is to take the cables down.

      Keep reading this blog and I’ll blog as soon as I learn any news about Half Dome.

      • Joshua Dean Says:

        how would taking the cables down help??? wouldn’t that just add to the injuries and deaths that would occur from people going up there with no equipment. this hike has been established in everyone’s mind as just being a hike and not a technical climb. without the cables it seems like more people would be hurt and injured. what are your thoughts on this concern?

        on another note – what time does the ranger get to the cables? could one potentially do the hike early early early and get to the cables at 4 or 5 am and get up without a permit?

    • Merry Says:

      Natalie,
      I understand that you’re frustrated. Yes, I have permits for a day I don’t want to go on and am looking to trade. I have a friend in the same situation. I was only able to get a couple of permits for July 9th and I have more people who want to go that day so I did the next thing that I could – grabbed another day that I was able to get and hope to trade. If I can’t trade them, I will release them.
      It is a flawed system but I am thankful they have it. I have been at the cables at “rush hour” and its not pretty. Plus, I don’t want us to lose the cables all together.
      On another note, our original trip was for June but we are rescheduling for July. I had 5 permits for Sunday, June 19th – I gave two of those away to someone who wasn’t able to get them himself ; would you like the other 3 for your June Yosemite trip?

      • Natalie Cookson Says:

        Hi Merry,

        YES!!! I would LOVE them :). I know we are not supposed to pay for them but I will obviously reimburse you and send you something nice :).

        I know a lot of people actually did change dates…I have no problem with that. It just seemed from the postings here that some people were just snatching up any they could get just to have something to trade. Again, I can even understand that (we are all in the same boat and trying to do anything we can to get tickets :).

        Anyway, my husband is going through a tough time right now, and this would mean the world to him. If the offer is still open, I’d love them! You can email me directly at natalie.a.cookson@gmail.com.

        Thanks a million!

        Natalie

      • Wuta Beta Says:

        hey were you able to trade your july 9 permits

  117. Doug Says:

    We were able to secure 4 permits each for July 2nd, 6th, and 13th. We are looking to TRADE for permits on June 21st or 22nd. We are celebrating a 50th birthday with a Half Dome hike. Please help us with our celebration! Email Doug at brandebuild@comcast.net and include your phone number.

    We will post our remaining permits here once the trade has been made.

    • Mike Says:

      Hi Doug

      I was planning to hike the half-dome on July 5th or 6th with my son for his 18th birthday, but I wasn’t able to get any permits. If you end up not trading your permit for July 6th please let me know.

      My email is wisnetski@neo.rr.com

      Thanks,
      Mike

      • Doug Says:

        Hey Mike,

        You are first in line for my July 6th permits (up to 4 people), if I can’t make a trade for some June 21st or 22nd permits by June 18. Hope that isn’t too short of notice for you. We have had our camping reservations for almost a year and are doing all we can to secure some cable permits for our trip. Any and all help is appreciated.

        Thanks, Doug.

    • Joe K. Says:

      Hello Doug,

      My wife, daughter, and I are planning our grand trip to Yosemite this summer. We struggled, but got our campsites for the trip – but got shut out of the Half Dome permits on April 1. If you can spare them, we’d LOVE to get 2 of your July 13 permits! This is our final day in the valley – it would mean so much to us!! Thanks for your consideration. Email: 3x108ms@gmail.com, – Joe K.

    • Doug Says:

      Thank you, Mr. Half Dome, for providing this forum. We were able to make a trade for the permits we need and give our extras to others in need. All good!

      Doug

    • Judith Says:

      Hi Doug,
      I don’t have any permits but if you still have some for July 13th, I’ll be glad to pay for them. Please contact me.. thank you e-mail: udth68@gmail.com

    • Judith Says:

      Hi I am looking to get any tickets for July 11th,12th-14th I’ll be grateful for any extras that you might have. PLease let me know. My email is: udth68@gmail.com… thank you

  118. Alicia Says:

    Looking for permits for July 17th. Also wondering if anyone knows if you can hike to the base of half dome and ask the ranger if anyone has turned in extras. I have heard they get quit a bit. Thanks. Alicia… aliciaafton@gmail.com

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Alicia,

      The Rangers did just that last year. They found it to be a big hassle since they were trying to check people in and were bombarded by people wanting permits. Lines formed and the resultant “I was here first”
      arguments ensued.

      They told me that in 2011 they would not be accepting extra permts to hand out at the Sub Dome. Rather, they are asking people who do NOT need the permits to contact recreation.gov and cancel their permits. (NO refund) Then Rec.gov can recycle them. Visitors can keep trying the website until midnight the day before their hike and get a permit… if any are available. You can do this by logging on in the Valley and you will get a permit number if yo are successful. You probably won’t be able to print it out, but you give the number to the ranger at sub dome. He/she has a list of all approved permits for the day.

      The odds of this actually working? Hmmmm See that asteroid coming our way??

  119. Jane L. Says:

    I’m looking to trade my 4 permits for July 2 (July 4th weekend) for 4 permits for May 28 or June 4.
    Email me if interested: janestherlee@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  120. Bob Maxwell Says:

    Would like to trade my 4 permits for 7/11/2011 for 7/12/2011.

    maxwellbob@hotmail.com

  121. Naresh Bansal Says:

    Folks!! Just purchased 4 permits at 11:30am for JULY 09 (Saturday).

    Couldn’t get at 7am but able to get now.

  122. Kris Ersek Says:

    I am looking for four (4) permits for either July 17, 18 or 19. Please contact me at cersek@aol.com if you can help. Thanks!!

  123. Shari Smith Says:

    I have 1 permit for July 19th and need 2 for July 18th if anyone would like to trade… shari@7daysale4u.com

  124. arielle Says:

    For those of you who actually managed to get permits, but for the wrong day, I have a question. what if you can’t find someone to trade on the day you want? Will you give them back to the forest service so they can be recycled or are you just going to keep them until they expire if the date you want is after the one you have?
    I really don’t like this system, all the trading and scalping is ridiculous and making it impossible for a lot of people to get even one permit on one day. If you can’t use them on the day you have, you shouldn’t have gotten them

    • Nevin Hindiyeh Says:

      I have been saving names of people and will either trade, give them to people who have a good story, or return them back, in that order. They are not to hard to get rid of. Our group of 8 has 23 tickets over 8 differnt days. We are trying to consolidate them to a set of 8 on Sat, July 16th. If anyone can make that happen you can have whichever tickets you want…

      2- Sun May 29
      4- Tues May 31
      2- Fri June 3
      4- Sun June 19 (we are trying to build off this set if we can’t get July 16th tix)
      1- Fri July 1
      2- Mon July 4
      6- Mon July 25
      4- Wed July 27

      Please call me at 559-960-5517 if you are interested.

  125. Brett Owens Says:

    Hello,

    I live in washington and am planning a hiking trip down to do half dome with my girlfriend over memorial day weekend. I am planning on asking if my gf would marry me and would love to do it on half dome at sunrise. Does anybody have any tickets for the 29th or 30th? I would really like to do this on half dome but would also love to hear of any other great hikes to do this on!

    Thanks so much in advance…
    My email is brettowens16@gmail.com

    Brett

  126. rc Says:

    Hi,
    I have 4 permits for July31st, looking to trade them for 4 permits of July30th. Please contact me at rchheda@andrew.cmu.edu

  127. Shari Smith Says:

    Okay, I have a hiking permit for 9 people which includes hiking to the top of Half Dome for Sept 5. I will trade that for a permit for 2 or more for Half Dome July 18th

    shari@7daysale4u.com

  128. Lorie Says:

    I am looking for 2 permits for friday july 22 does anyone out there have anything to help me out

    Thanks Ltidey@cox.net

  129. Wendall Says:

    I am hoping to get 4 permits for any of the following dates: July 12,13,14,19,20 or 21.

    ironlibrarian@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

  130. Anurag Says:

    I have two permits for July 2nd and I am looking to trade them for 2 permits for June 17th. Please let me know akahol@yahoo.com.

  131. Win Says:

    I am looking for 1 permit for Friday, July 8th, 2011 please.

    Win
    Contact info: uyen_b_tran@yahoo.com

  132. Lap Says:

    I’m looking for 4 half dome tickets for July 23rd (Saturday) I don’t have any other permit to exchange with but will compensate you for time and permit cost, whatever you feel is fair.

    Thanks

  133. Lorie Says:

    Im still looking for permits for friday july 22 anyone out there have any
    please reply at ltidey@cox.net

  134. Rob Says:

    Looking for (4) permits for week of September 5th or week of September 12th.

    Thank You

    Manzfam04@starstream.net

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Rob,

      You’re jumping the gun on this one.

      Here’s the remaining schedule for permit distribution:

      May 1 for August trips
      June 1 for September trips
      August 1 for October trips

    • Dylan Pitcairn Says:

      Hi,

      I am looking for 2 permits for Half Dome for Sept. 6th. If you still have them, please let me know and I can reimburse you. Thank You in advance!

      Dylan lambodylan@gmail.com

  135. chris brettelle Says:

    I was able to get 4 tickets for thurs. July 14th. I would like to trade someone for mon July 18th If anyone is interested let me know. Otherwise I will be going on the 14th but at least I’m going. yipee!!

    truckerchris@comcast.net mailto:truckerchris@comcast.net

  136. Susan Says:

    I really need 2-4 tickets for June 6 or 7th. I didn’t know about this new system and My now old enough to climb kids are devasted they can’t go. If you can give them up please let me know. thank You
    Susan
    skinnp@gmail.com

  137. Nevin Hindiyeh Says:

    Hi everyone, we are trying to consolidate them to a set of 8 on Sat, July 16th. If anyone can make that happen you can have whichever tickets you want…these are our tickets to trade….

    2- Sun May 29
    4- Tues May 31
    2- Fri June 3
    4- Sun June 19 (we are trying to build off this set if we can’t get July 16th tix)
    1- Fri July 1
    2- Mon July 4
    6- Mon July 25
    4- Wed July 27

    Please call me at 559-960-5517 if you are interested.

  138. Joshua Dean Says:

    I’m still on the lookout for any avaiable permits for July 17. I have nothing to trade except EXTREME GRATITUDE! I know we’re all in the same boat and have our stories about desperately wanting to do this hike!

    JULY 17 is the day – looking for any quantity of tickets

    my email is jdeanmachine@gmail.com

  139. Sara Atkins Says:

    Hello all,

    We are looking for 4 permits for July 3rd. We have friends flying in all the way from South Africa to climb the rock with us. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

    Sara Sara@SaraAtkinsPhotography.com

  140. nancy Hill Says:

    I really need 2 permits for half Dome on either July 9th, 10th, 11th , 12th, 13th, or 14th

    first choices are the 10th, 11th or 12th of July.

    Already have reservations at hotels.

    Nancy Hill nancysuehill@comcast.net

  141. Jackie Says:

    Does anyone have 3 or 4 permits for any days between July 7-9th? We planned the trip last summer and now will cancel if we cannot locate permits for the climb. I forgot to set the calendar alert yesterday! Very disappointed husband and adult children who were making the climb with him. My contact email is j-jsnow@swbell.net or snowja@umkc.edu

    Thanks so much in advance if someone has permits to spare!

    Jackie

  142. Jackie Says:

    I was emailing a seller on Craigslist. He said a “group leaders name” is on the set of 4 tickets. So, does the group leader verify identification when presenting the permits to the ranger at Half Dome?
    Jackie

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Jackie,

      The park service did not define what they meant by that block. Usually if a person gets the permits for his/her group they are the Group Leader. If you are the person who is given permits from someone, put your name in there and make the number of copies needed for the number of permits it indicates. Then YOU are the Group Leader. The ranger at Sub dome will have the daily roster of permit numbers and the name of the person who bought them. Since they cannot legally be sold on Ebay or Craig’s list, if you are given permits, the ranger will have that person’s name. The ranger will let everyone in your party pass once they arrive. They do not have to arrive at the same time.

      When you check in at Sub Dome, the ranger will check off the appropriate number of people per that permit number. Each must carry their own permit. Once the 2nd, 3rd or 4th person passes, no one else will be permitted to pass with that same permit number. This keeps people from just xeroxing extra copies.

      If you get permits from someone else, they should leave that block blank. You write your name in there. Make copies for everyone in your group. I suppose the Group Leadr is tomake sure everyone has read the safety preocautions.

  143. Mike DeDecker Says:

    I have read a lot about the permits going fast, I have talked to a lot of people about this and it is really no different than getting tickets to a very popular concert they sell just as fast. The one thing that they should do is raise the price of the tickets to 80.00 to 100.00 dollars people pay that amount for ski lift tickets, Disneyland, etc. I feel that having that kind of price on the permit, would hopefully allow only those that were committed to getting to the top safely. To allow those that were prepared for the hike with the correct gear, etc. to get a permit. Hopefully this might reduce the problem of what happened on March 1st and April 1st. This is not one of those hikes that should be taken lightly. Plus the park would get a huge influx of money to help take care of the Valley and hire more people, just my humble opinion.

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Mike,

      Very good thoughts. Too bad you didn’t participate in the public comment period for the Half Dome Stewardship Plan. Iasked the same thing last June.The park wants all their services available to all citizens and felt that a HIGH permit price would keep low income people from going. Only the rich could afford the price. Admission used to be $5 to the park… now it’s $20. Many on the lower end of society cannot enjoy THEIR national park system.

      I suggest you convey this idea to

      Don Neubacher, Superintendent
      Yosemite National Park
      Attn: Half Dome Trail Permits
      P.O. Box 577
      Yosemite, CA 95389

  144. Mike DeDecker Says:

    Thank you I will contact them, did not know about the public comment or I would have. I appreciate the website you have. The low income issue could be debated several different ways and I will leave it at that. I am more concerned with people putting others at risk on the trail and on cables, by not being prepared, you have done Half Dome 25 times or more and probably seen your fair share of YOSAR rescues.

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      28 times.

      Mostly what I see are many many people who should go to the mall and not Half Dome. They are really unprepared – from water to shoes. But I am amazed at what the human body can do – to see those people actually completing the hike is amazing. For 50,000 people a year to do it and we only have a handful of deaths is good. Please read my website ACCIDENTS page to learn about those falls.

      The permit system does NOT relieve crowding. The cables can easily hold 200+ at one time, so 400 permits does not stop all of them being there about noon. Three deaths were caused by bad weather to people who did not read the tea leaves early enough. One from exhaustion and dehydration. The “problem” we have with Half Dome is that it is just too close to civilization. As the crow flies it’s only 2 miles from Curry Village. It’s too tempting for yahoo’s to think it’s just another trail hike. If it were located where Mt Hoffman or Mt Dana are, then only those really prepared would do it.

      Most of the accidents are cuts, broken bones and putsy stuff like that. It’s NOT a result of crawling 600 feet up cables at a 45 degree angle. HD is our Mt Everest and I love it that we only have 2 rules – 1. You can’t camp on top and 2. You need a permit. In this day of Govt intervention in our lives, it’s nice that we can assess risk and decide if we should proceed. That’s good for the human spirit.

      The only way I can reach people is thru the book, my website, blog and presentations. Thanks for your support.

      Rick

  145. Eric Says:

    28 times?! Maybe if everyone just hiked it once, we wouldn’t have such a problem with crowding! I’m kidding although they should probably institute some sort of limit now that the number of slots is so small. Why should one person be able to go up multiple times while another gets shut out completely?

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Eric,
      What is YOUR passion? What gets you up in the morning? Mine is Half Dome. I first did it in 1990 and it was a motivating experience. I decided then to write a life list (Bucket List). I vowed to do HD every year. Many by myself as it was hard to get others interested. I wrote a self-published book on hiking – then morphed that into the current Wilderness Press book. We’ve sold 8500 copies to people who are also hooked by Half Dome. A website, a blog, 40 talks a year later – I’m still sharing. I do motivational talks now – using HD as a metahor for life. D.O.M.E. Discover your passion; Ovecome Obstacles; Be Motivated; and Enthusiatic in your life. I learn something each trip up. Yes – 28 times and each one I train hard for and grunt out every step.
      So – what’s YOUR passion?????

      • Eric Says:

        Rick, I hope you know I’m totally kidding about limiting people to once in a lifetime. If I wasn’t, I’m over my limit too. I share your passion. I haven’t kept an exact count, but I must be approaching 10 times. On one of those hikes, a full moon one, I had the pleasure of meeting you at the top. It was your first night hike up HD too, I believe. My passion is climbing mountains, reaching summits. I guess I should add descending canyons too as I’m leaving tomorrow morning to hike down to the Grand Canyon floor with my 11 year-old son. I was one of the thousands sitting in front of my computer at 6:45 waiting to get a permit to hike my favorite hike. I’ve climbed Whitney, Shasta, Hood, and countless other peaks, but Half Dome is the one that keeps me coming back every year, bringing new people with me each time. That’s why I can’t wait to introduce my first son to HD on July 30th. It’s a day I’ve been waiting for since I first climbed HD 20 years ago, even before he was a twinkle in my eye. Assuming we make it, it’ll be a dream come true. I plan to take my second son and my daughter up that rock someday too. So, if they ever institute a lifetime limit, you might as well stick a piton in me. Sorry if my post came across the wrong way–it was my ill-conceived way of making fun of those of us that are addicted to Half Dome. Thanks for your obsession; it helps fuel mine. –Eric

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        Fair enough. It’s hard to tell about the comments. There are a lot of “day skiers” who could care less most of the year until they can’t get a permit.

        Honestly, my first HD hike was kinda religious. Got me doing many other adventures. I carried my bucket list for 20 years in my work binder. I did the Grand Canyon Raft trip the next summer – and twice more. Many people don’t realize that “someday never comes.” BOOK those adventure trips before you are laying on your death bed wishing you did. I believe you are not old until your dreams are replaced by regrets. No moss grows on my butt!

        Have fun at the GC and say hi to Eric Jr!! Carpe Diem!

        Rickster

    • Eric Says:

      Thanks Rickster. I’m definitely not a day skier on your blog. I have been following you since we met in July 2008 on our favorite slab of granite. I haven’t been able to attend any of your talks at REI or other locations, but I will and I’ll be sure to say “hello”. I like your outlook on life; it’s the same one that I try to follow. Carpe diem for sure! I’ll let our favorite canyon know you’re still thinking of her.

  146. John Hall Says:

    Need 3 permits for July 19th, could also maybe do July 18 or 20, but then heading out on a backcountry trip in the park. Coming from Canada, managed to get camping permits one day at 7am, but missed out on Half Dome permits. Glad I found this service, thanks. John johncaseyhall@gmail.com

  147. Kathy Peck Says:

    Wanted: 2 tickets for June 13th or June 14th.
    Can trade: 1 for June 16, 4 for July 5th, 4 for July 9th, 2 for July 26th.
    Kathy
    kbpeck@comcast.net

  148. hutch Says:

    I am looking for 4 half dome permits for any day July 19 thru 24. Missed my chance on April 1. 2 permits would be good also. Thanks Hutch
    jchutch21@yahoo.com

  149. Jennifer Says:

    Hi

    I am looking for 2-4 permits for any day in July. Please email me if you have any available, thanks!

    Jennifer
    str916@yahoo.com

  150. Alex Says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for 6 half dome permits for July 22.

    I’ll take as many as you have. So, if you have 1, I’ll take that 1. But, I’m not looking for any more than 6.

    I greatly appreciate it!

    azaytsev89@gmail.com

  151. Paul B. Says:

    I am looking for two permits for May 30. If you have two to spare, please email me at pfbuechler@aol.com.

    Thank you.

  152. Naresh Bansal Says:

    I am looking for 2 permits for July 9th, can trade 2 permits for July 3rd (yes the long weekend).

    Also, would love to hook with folks from Bay Area that plan to hike on July 9th, can share ride or ideas. I have done the hike last year.

    Thanks

    Naresh
    nareshbansal@gmail.com

  153. K Botti Says:

    I am looking for 4 permits for July 26th. If you have any extra for that date, please contact me at kbotti@comcast.net.

    Thanks so much

  154. Ginny Says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for 1 permit for Saturday July 23rd. I have 4 permits for Sunday the 24th available and would gladly exchange those for one 23rd permit!!! Please email me: ginnybliss(at)gmail.com.

  155. Bill Pirkola Says:

    Hello,

    Planning an out-west trip which included hiking half-dome, and was shocked to see how fast these permits went! 9:59am(E.T) I was logged in from 2 different PCs, and even had to resort to my smartphone at one point when the connection timed out, but was still unable to reserve any permits. I sadly don’t have any permits to trade…but if anyone has 4 permits for July 3rd, 4th or 5th that they are unable to use, we would graciously accept them!

    Also, I’ve read on some forums that you can hike the half-dome cables as long as you have a wilderness permit and stay overnight on one of the trails…Mr. Half-dome, do you know if this is true?

    wcpirkol@gmail.com mailto:wcpirkol@gmail.com

    Kind Regards, Bill

  156. Don T Says:

    Hey,

    Need additional permits for July 11th. donteichner@yahoo.com 818-624-0143

    Thanks,

    Don

  157. Lorie Says:

    Im looking for 2 permits for Friday July 22 if anyone out there doesnt need theirs or has to cancel their trip for unknown reasons please contact
    me, at ltidey@cox.net
    thanks

    • Kimberly Says:

      Seen on craiglist:

      Seen on Craiglist:

      **YOSEMITE HALF DOME CABLE PERMITS** – $1 (Yosemite National Park)

      Date: 2011-04-08, 7:04PM PDT
      Reply to: sale-f4pwc-2314076331@craigslist.org

      We have permits for May 30th (8), July 5th (8), July 8th (4) and July 22nd (4).

      We also have campsite reservations within the park for Easter and Fourth of July weekends. Both arriving Friday and departing the following Monday. Both reservations can be transferred and verified through the National Park Service.

      If you’re interested, please contact us with the number of permits you need.

  158. Mariam Says:

    If anyone has 2 permits for june 11th, 12th or 18th, 19th please contact me.

    mariamaminy@hotmail.com 510.331.1299

  159. Elisa Says:

    Hi,
    I’m looking for at least 2 permits for either July 30th or July 31st. Please contact me at eleesamail@yahoo.com, much appreciated 🙂
    Thanks!

    Elisa

  160. Kevin Says:

    Hi – am looking for 4 permits for June 3rd or 4th if anyone has them and won’t need them. thanks!

    My email is kevinmc826@gmail.com

  161. allen.foster@thermo.com Says:

    I’m hoping to acquire 3 permits for either July 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th. If you have any that will go un-used I would certainly love to put them to good use! Many many thanks.
    Allen

    My email is allen.foster@thermo.com

  162. Erica Says:

    I am needing 4 permits for just about any date in July… We were hoping to get the 8-12 weekend, but will take any day at all… I can be notified at ekollen22@hotmail.com

  163. Breanne Patton Says:

    I was speaking with a Yosemite Park Ranger over the weekend and he mentioned that many working within the park were surprised that the permits for the July window did not go faster than the 4 minutes we all take to be a blink of an eye. They were expecting it to go much quicker after what they say on March 1 (for May and June permits)…

    They also mentioned that while hiking to Half Dome at night is permissible, people should not discount the fact that Rangers could be stationed up there at all hours of the day. Night hiking might seem like an alternative to the loss of a permit, but if it is true that a $5,000 fine could be attached…are we really willing to take the risk?

  164. linda Says:

    Hi – I’m looking for 2 permits for July 12. Would greatly apprecite it!

    My email: lindajsheu@yahoo.com

  165. Mike DeDecker Says:

    Ok, I had the meeting with my Boy Scout Troop 775 that I am the Scoutmaster for and it was decided to see if I could trade my 8 Permits for June 30th for July 1st. I also have 4 permits for July 16th and for July 19th to trade for the scouts. So please contact me if you can help,
    MikeDeDecker@gmail.com 1-818-674-3310

    • Nevin Hindiyeh Says:

      Mike….you can have the one pass I have for Fri July 1st. Or if you are trying to build up a set I have 4 for June 19th (and can possibly get three more). I am trying to get four more tickets for July 16th for my group. Please call me at 559-960-5517 in either case so you can at least have the extra July 1st permit we have. Look below and you can see what else we have. Also if you can get us the July 16th date you can feel free to trade any of our permits for the days you need.

      • Natalie Says:

        Hi Nevin,

        If you happen to decide you can’t use the June 19th permits and can’t trade them either, I’d love two of them. I’ll happily reimburse you, but I have nothing to trade :(.

        My email is natalie.a.cookson@gmail.com

        Thanks!

        Natalie

    • linda Says:

      If you still have permits available on June 30th, my family would be grateful for 3. I am happy to send my two young teens and husband up to the top while I wait below with our one year old. We’re coming all the way from Indiana and I really want the big kids to climb HD! Thanks, Linda at ivydeo@yahoo.com

  166. Michael Says:

    Hello – I am looking for 3-4 permits for July 19th or July 20th.

    My father who is in his 60s and I would like to climb it for the first time together before his knees give out! 😦 My mom of course wishes to climb it as well!

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Make sure you use hiking poles – whether the knees are an issue now or not. 5 hrs downhill takes its toll.

      Rick

    • Mike DeDecker Says:

      I have 4 permits for July 19th, but I am looking to trade them for July 1st or July 2nd. I have another set but I am holding those for Nevin.

  167. Nevin Hindiyeh Says:

    If anyone can get me passes for July 1st to trade with Mike from the Boy Scouts, I can trade you any of the following…

    2- Sun May 29
    4- Tues May 31
    2- Fri June 3
    4- Sun June 19
    1- Fri July 1 (going to Boy Scouts)
    2- Mon July 4
    6- Mon July 25
    4- Wed July 27

    Please call me at 559-960-5517 if you are interested.

  168. hannah Says:

    Looking for 2 permits for any day May 31st through June 4th. Will send homemade cookies and a smile as a thank you.

    Does anyone know if there are still wilderness passes available? The website is highly confusing. I am willing to hike a couple days if need be.

    Thanks, Hannah (hannahrufener@yahoo.com)

  169. Jonathan Says:

    Family trip planned for June 5th through 11th. Looking for 4 permits on Wednesday June 8th or Thursday June 9th. Email is Jonathan.R.Hull@gmail.com. Thanks.

  170. Julian Says:

    I’m looking for 6 tickets any day between May 23-25.

    Thank you!
    julian.leon@hp.com

  171. Jeff peters Says:

    I am looking for 4 tickets half dome on july18 Also interested in 6 tickets for any date in June

    thank you

    Jpeters@bak.rr.com

  172. Jose Says:

    Hi,

    I’m giving my permits to someone else. Do I have to sign it?

    Thanks in advance.

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      The park has not said ANYTHING about what to put in that box. I am assuming that the person who gets your permit and “leads” his group would be the name as Group Leader – not you.

  173. Eli Says:

    I have a large group set to hike in July. We got a few passes (not as many as we wanted) but they are spread out. I am looking to trade so that we can hike together as much as possible.

    I have 4 permits for July 22 and 4 for July 24.
    I would like to trade either of these days for July 23.

    As a second resort I would trade July 22 for July 24 so as to consolidate as much as possible.

    Please email me if interested. Thanks

    elis450f@hotmail.com

  174. Alex Says:

    I’m looking for 6 permits for July 22nd.
    If you do not have 6, then I’ll take as many as you have, but no more than 6.

    Thank you very much!!

    azaytsev89@gmail.com

  175. Kathy Peck Says:

    —Still looking for 2 permits for June 13. I have one, and am trying to get them for my hiking buds. Sure would hate to have them watch and wait for me to finish the cables. How sad would that be?
    I have some permits to trade.
    Anyone????
    Kathy
    kbpeck@comcast.net

  176. Caroline Says:

    Hi all,

    I am looking for 2 half dome permits for any of the days July 16-21. Any help is great appreciated!

    Caroline

    ckeller99@yahoo.com

    Thanks so much,
    Caroline

  177. Jared Says:

    Looking for 4 permits for June 29th. Tickets from Boston already booked, hotel, etc. A trip with our youngest, my best man and his youngest. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Jared
    j2tausig@gmail.com

  178. Mike DeDecker Says:

    Ok, I have a really good trade I have 4 permits for July 19th plus a campsite at lower pines July 17th thru July 21st that I will trade for 4 Permits for June 21st or June 22nd.

    let me know if you can help.

    Rick I contributed to your retirement I purchased your book yesterday, really good infomation. I like how you setup the POI’s

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      GREAT offer dor someone. Thanks.

      Yall are invited to my STORE on the website. My TShirts are WAY better than those at the park – LImited quantity and sizes. get it NOW for your incentive to train.

  179. Matt schelegle Says:

    I need 1 permit for any day from July 11-16. I’m planning a run and don’t want to stop short of the summit. Thanks email me if you can help

    Schleg21@yahoo.com

  180. CaT Says:

    Mr. HD,

    On April 1 (no fooling!), I was fortunate enough to get my 4 permits online during the 3 minutes and 3 seconds it took for all 9,300 permits for the month of July to sell out.

    Since the real bottleneck is the cables and not so much the sub-dome section, do you know if they will allow someone to the summit without a permit, if they intend to scale the dome near the cables, but not using the cables, wearing rock climbng shoes for traction? Of course, such a person would need to hike up the sub-dome first to get to that point, and I understand that the checkpoint for permits is at the bottom of the sub-dome. I’ve never found the sub-dome to be all that crowded; just the cables. Any thoughts?

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      CaT,

      The rule is you cannot go beyond Sub Dome without a permit. Period. You cannot even go up and look at the cables and not intend to climb up. Just think how many rangers they would need to hire to enforce things under your scenario. The Sub Dome is a choke point and and ez place to control things from.

      You are mostly nuts to try and do this. The early guys put pine tar on their feet and still were unable to get higher than about 200 feet. There is a YouTube of a guy going all the way up about 10 feet to the left of the cables. A Death Wish in my book. Then you have to come down. As far as we know, Robbins (the Babe Ruth of Big Wall climbing) is the only one to have gone down without touching the cables. Of course, he was the first one to get up the face of HD in 1957.

      The park is trying to save lives, not make this a circus . . . beyond what it already is.

  181. Sarang Says:

    Hi all,

    Anyone planning to cancel the permits or have extra permits?

    My name is Sarang and I am looking for 2 half dome permits for Sat. July 9th.

    Please send me an email:
    sarangkim.84@gmail.com

    Thank you 🙂

  182. prahlad Says:

    Hi, I’m looking for 1-2 permits for any of the following days in July: 15,16,22,23, 29,30.

    My email is prahladk5@gmail.com

    Please let me know if you can help. Thanks!

  183. Suzy B Says:

    I want 4-6 permits for ANY weekend this summer. SO DESPERATE. please contact me at suzy_barr@yahoo.com. Thanks!!

  184. Alex Says:

    Looking for 6 permits for July 22nd.

    Will take as many you can provide though.

    azaytsev89@gmail.com

    Thank you very much!

    • Kimberly Says:

      Seen on Craiglist:

      **YOSEMITE HALF DOME CABLE PERMITS** – $1 (Yosemite National Park)

      Date: 2011-04-08, 7:04PM PDT
      Reply to: sale-f4pwc-2314076331@craigslist.org

      We have permits for May 30th (8), July 5th (8), July 8th (4) and July 22nd (4).

      We also have campsite reservations within the park for Easter and Fourth of July weekends. Both arriving Friday and departing the following Monday. Both reservations can be transferred and verified through the National Park Service.

      If you’re interested, please contact us with the number of permits you need.

  185. Monica Says:

    Hi – I am looking for 2 (or 3) Half Dome permits for 2nd or 3rd of June. Booked hotel, and coming from Australia ! 🙂

    my email is monica.tribe@gmail.com

  186. Blake Says:

    Im looking for 4-6 half dome and backpacking permits for June 11th and 12th. Will pay well for them!

    Email me at blake@blakemallen.com

    Thanks

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      You will need to apply for a Wilderness Permit….40% are first come…if you specify that you will be doing the HD trail, permits are included.

      Rick

  187. Lori Smith Says:

    Looking for Half Dome tickets, as many as I can get my hands on, for any date July 18th to July 22nd. Thank you! Lorissmith73@gmail.com
    Happy Hiking 🙂

  188. Lindsey Meador Says:

    I am looking for one permit anyday in June. I appreciate your help.

    meadcrump@tecinfo.com

    Thanks. Lindsey

  189. Kimberly Says:

    I’m looking for 8 permits for Sunday, July 31st. I don’t have any permits for exchange.

    Please contact me at kymberly.vo@gmail.com

  190. Lindsey Meador Says:

    Mr. Half Dome: What dayhike would you recommend if all the way to the top of HD is out of the question for lack of a permit ? The hike to HD area without going to the top, or something else ? Looking for something strenous, with great views, waterfalls, etc. Thanks. Lindsey

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Lindsey,

      Page back several blogs and read the comments. We discussed this a short time back. Basically, come up even if there is snow or you don’t have a permit. Yosemite Falls, 4-mile trail, Panorama Trail and Cloud’s Rest are very very good day hikes.

      Rick

    • Eric Says:

      Cloud’s Rest is an amazing hike. Tougher than Half Dome (1000′ higher) and the view is even better than Half Dome, mainly because Half Dome is in it but also it’s 360 degrees of breathtaking scenery. Doesn’t have the thrill of the cables, but Cloud’s Rest will make the trip very worthwhile.

  191. Mark Says:

    Hi, I am looking for 2 half dome permits for July 29. Does anyone know if they actually check the date on your permit? What time in the morning does the ranger start checking permits? Thanks, Mark 360-561-0800

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Mark,

      Each permit has a date on it – it’s good only on that date. YES, they check the date and the permit agianst a print out of all the permits given for that date. The Rangers are generally there from 10-3 but they can be there any time of day. If you go up without a permit you are subject to a $5,000 fine and or many dark days in the slammer.

  192. Alex Says:

    Mr. HD,

    My party of 8 is planning on doing the night hike to see sunrise on HD.

    So, in essence, we will be going down the subdome a little after sunrise. We currently have 2 permits and am trying to get 6 more for July 22nd.

    I know it’s not permitted to go up without permits and that they WILL fine you.

    But, it seems like one of the main reasons they instituted the permit system (which was confirmed when I called them) was for safety reasons since there were so many people going up and down at the same time.

    We will be going up before dawn where barely any people will be there and we have at least 2 permits.

    What are the chances the rangers will be posted at 5-6 in the morning?

    • Breanne Patton Says:

      Alex,
      I know I am not Mr. Half Dome, but I have been doing a ton pf research into the half dome hike and the permit system. I have a group of 12 going up in late July, and we thought that going without a permit would be no big deal because we were going for a night hike to see the sunrise. The following is the response I got from a Ranger at the park when I inquired about such…

      >>

      We’ve anticipated some un-permitted night-time travel and are curious how much of it will occur. Of course, a small amount of it (while not legal) doesn’t pose a safety risk on the cables due to crowding. Of course, we don’t want to shift the problem to different hours (just like the weekend-only permit requirement shifted the problem to weekdays). We also don’t want to give the perception that we only enforce the permit requirement during the day, because that would result in a shift in the timing of the problem (and is why permits have to be required 24 hours/day). If necessary, we will expand enforcement.

      Maybe this will help with your decision

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Alex,

      Breanne answered correctly before I could. That’s the party line. Take your chances and beg for forgiveness. I DO NOT recommend newbies doing the night hike. It is very dark (duh), the trail is hard to follow, it get really cold and the cables in the dark are very scary. Odds at 6 a.m.??? 432 to 1.

      Everyone needs a permit 24/7. I don’t make the rules…just try to interpret them.

  193. Jessica Noss Says:

    I’m looking for up to 6 permits (even just 2 would be great!) for July 7-13 or July 18-22. I know buying/selling is prohibited, but I will gladly give you a monetary thank-you gift 🙂

    jmnsub@gmail.com

  194. Andrea Says:

    I am looking for two permits for May 30th. If you have any, please contact me at MountainBiker830@aol.com.

  195. Alex Says:

    Hi,

    I have the campgrounds in upper pines for the 25th of July through the 29th. I would love for a miracle to happen and get four permits for any of those days. Any help out there that could fall my way would be appreciated.

    Thanks guys

    my contact info is alexgalasso@yahoo.com =) =)

  196. Craig Says:

    Hello:
    I am looking for 2-3 Half Dome tickets for any 1 of the following dates:
    May 23rd, May 27th, May 28th, May 29th, or May 30th.
    Please contact me at smithcraigandrew@gmail.com
    Thank you,
    Craig Smith

  197. Joshua Says:

    I’m looking for 8 permits for July 17. I don’t have any to trade, but will happily reimburse for the cost of the permits. Any amount up to 8 would be appreciated. Thanks.

    ~Josh Dean

    jdeanmachine@gmail.com

  198. Julie Says:

    Hi! Ihave 4 permits for both 7/26 and 7/30.. but need 6 for either day… willing to trade or give away, if you ca help us all climb together! 🙂 thank you

    juliamann@comcast.net

  199. Bill Clements Says:

    I have 4 permits for Saturday July 9th. Need permits (up to 8) for Thursday June 16th so that I can hike with another group. If this works for you and you can swap, let me know! Thanks!

    bill.clements@yahoo.com mailto:bill.clements@yahoo.com

    • Naresh Bansal Says:

      Bill,

      I am looking for 2 permits for July 9th and would be happy to trade July 3rd permits. That would complete permits for our group.

      Thanks

  200. Vadim Says:

    Hi, I’m looking for 1-3 permits for either one: May 29, 30 or 31st.
    please contact me if you can assist: 224-433-0573 or vadim.goziker@gmail.com
    Thanks!

  201. Ronald Says:

    Hello,
    I have 2 permits for sunday 17 july. I need 2 permits for saterday 16 july. Maybe somebody can swap? My email is ronaldkleinekoerkamp@gmail.com

  202. Julie Meyers Says:

    Looking for as many permits as possible for June 14 or 15 or 16, mid week. There are 20 of us going. Any help would be appreciated.
    1117meyers@gmail.com
    We have our lodging booked and will be going one way or the other, but sure would like to check Half Dome off my bucket list 🙂

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Julie,

      I don’t want to pop your bubble…but getting 20 permits from others who have snagged them is optimistic. We were all on March 1 and clawed to get them….but who knows?

      You may want to consider another of the great hikes for our group – Cloud’s Rest, Yosemite Falls, 4 mile trail, Panorama Trail. Get on line May 1 for an August trip.

      Good luck

      Rick (the incomparable Mr Half Dome)

  203. Andrea Says:

    For people who have done the hike before, what do you think about wearing a climbing harness with two short ropes and carabiners to slide on the cables while going up and down? The reason for two ropes is to always have one connected while moving the other around the periodic uprights. I read this suggestion on another Half Dome web site. The author thought it crazy not to be attached with a harness, but recognized that most people don’t do this.

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      You do not need them ..I blogged about this a while back. If you do it, it will be slow (68 poles to go around), and you need a via ferrata rig … a real mountaineering harness with two shock corded straps with caribeeners. Over $100 for correct rig.With a homemade harness you risk snapping your back when you slip and it jerks suddenly, while your head bounces on the rock after you slip down the 10 feet to the next pole.

      Use good boots, rubberized gloves and get there early.

  204. Nicole Says:

    I just need one half dome ticket for June 11. 😦
    Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

    sotnok17@sbcglobal.net

  205. Jeff Says:

    Hello,
    I have 5 Half Dome cable permits for July 10th. Look to ONLY trade for at least 3 permits for July 9th.
    Thanks

    Adeptjr@yahoo.com

  206. Chris Lord Says:

    I looking for 4 permits for either 5/30, 5/31 or 6/1. If anyone had any extras I’d be eternally in your debt! It’s me and my 3 kids and I’d love to show them that the old man can still hack it!

    chris.r.lord@gmail.com

    Thanks
    Chris

  207. Clay Says:

    I am looking for two permits for any day between May 24 – 27. Please contact me via email at carrclay@gmail.com or 303.883.7946. Thank you very much!

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Clay,

      The park advertised that the cabls would not be up until May 27 so no permits were sold for before then. May 27 is your only bet. But the heavy snow means they probably will NOT get them up until way later….guess is well into June….in 2010 it was June 16 and there was less snow. Keep reading this blog for updates as they become known.

  208. Alex Says:

    Looking for 6 permits for July 22nd, or as many that are available.

    Please, if you have any, contact me at azaytsev89@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  209. Wendy Says:

    Looking for three permits for Thursday, July 7th for myself, husband and 14 year old daughter. We’ve been training every day (and you know how hard it is to get a teenager to train!), but like everyone else on the blog was squeezed out on the website. If you have any permits available that you won’t be using please drop me an email at wegeiger@yahoo.com. Thanks!!

  210. Justin Says:

    Does anyone have two (2) permits for June 12th?

    jchiotti@yahoo.com

    Thanks

    Justin

  211. Mike C. Says:

    Hi,
    We are looking for two permits for any of the following dates:
    June 20-26
    July 1-15
    Aug1-9
    We would be thrilled, grateful, and excited if anyone could help for any of those days, as I am hoping to propose on top of half dome(unbeknownst to her of course!).
    Please contact me via email or phone here:
    Crystalgia@yahoo.com
    or
    (510) 649-9908

    Thanks and happy hiking,

    Mike Crystal

  212. Laura Tamez Says:

    I am looking for 2 permits for either Tuesday, June 14th or Wednesday, June 15th. Any help would be MUCH APPRECIATED! Thank you!

    * LTamez17@yahoo.com

    – Laura

  213. Peter Larcomb Says:

    Hi, My name is Peter and I’m looking for 2-4 permits for May 27th It’s my 51st birthday and might be my last chance to do half dome. If anyone has a few permits there not going to use I would be very blessed. Thank you! pjl527@aol.com or 239-821-5155

  214. Paula Avery Says:

    Hi All,
    I am looking for 2-4 Half Dome permits for May 28th. It’s a special occassion and really excited about the possibility of climbing/experiencing Half Dome. If you are willing to part with yours, I will gladly pay. My email is pa@kc.rr.com if you have some to part with.

  215. Lorie Says:

    I am still looking for permits for Friday July 22nd if anyone out there has to change their plans for what ever reason , I am interested in getting permits for that day! Please contact me at ltidey@cox.net

  216. Joshua Says:

    I just wanted to throw out a suggestion to all of you (like me) disappointed hikers who will inevitably be unable to obtain permits for hiking Half Dome. Missing out on the opportunity to hike Half Dome really got me down, but of course I didn’t want to cancel my trip to Yosemite over it. It’s a beautiful place! But now that the Half Dome hike is almost certainly out (unless I am blessed with some permits between now and my trip), I started planning what other hikes I can’t do.
    This website:
    http://www.yosemitehikes.com/
    has turned out to be a GREAT resource (and witty too)!

    My group has decided to do the Panorama trail (starting with the Mist Trail) up to Glacier Point. 8.5 miles up. And then come down the 4 mile trail – which gives a totally different view on the way down and lands you in a different spot (but the free shuttle can take you back to the starting point to pick up your car if needed.)

    As I’ve looked into this hike, the views offered seem to be spectacular and I’ve become VERY excited to do it. It will still be a nice challenge (about 14 miles total round trip) and beautiful (4 waterfall views!). Sadly, there is no substitute for the fun challenge of the cables, but planning out this hike has gotten me very excited and really eased the disappointment that came from not getting permits (in 15 seconds 299 out of 300 were gone!!!). I am now stoked about my trip to Yosemite again – and I hoped to lift the spirits of some of you out there and recommend this hike to you.

    Hope to see you on the trails!!

    • Paula Avery Says:

      Yes Joshua, Great Attitude! There are still many beautiful hikes. Yosemite is going to be AWESOME, with or without Half Dome 😉

  217. chris brettelle Says:

    I have 4 extra tickets for thursday July 14th that I will not be using. I would like to get the $6.00 that I had to pay for them. Please e-mail me if your interested to truckerchris@comcast.net

    thanks
    chris

  218. Valerie Brive Says:

    Hi,

    I am looking for 3 permits any day during the week of JUNE 13 to 17.
    We booked our flights from Toronto before checking the available dates for permits: big mistake as they are non refundable.

    Please contact me at valfillies@aol.com

  219. Emanuel Says:

    Hi,

    I am looking for 7 permits for Sunday, July 31st. If anyone has permits for that day that they are not going to use or have extras, please contact me. Willing to receive any amount of permits available for that day.

    Contact me at emanuelvu@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

  220. Michael Says:

    2 for MAY 11! Please

    or any Wednesday or Thursday of May or June

    vivecuervo127@yahoo.com

  221. Steve Rash Says:

    Hi,

    I need 5 Half Dome permits for JUNE 3.

    Email me at: ratioale@yahoo.com if you can help. I’ll take what you can spare.

    Thanks Mr. Half Dome for providing this forum.

  222. Alex Says:

    Looking for 6 permits for July 22, or as many as you have, but no more than 6.

    If you have any, please contact me at azaytsev89@gmail.com

    Thank you!

  223. Andreas Says:

    Hi,
    I am looking for 2 permits for Monday, June 6th or Tuesday, June 7th. Help would be much appreciated.
    Will pay happily.

    Please contact me at mail@andreas-eckenfels.de

    Thank you!

    Greetings from Germany
    Andreas

  224. Bill Usry Says:

    I am looking for a total of 2 permits for my son and me. I was caught off guard by the permit requirement for weekdays and had previously promised my son we would go this year.

    Any Monday in June or July is fine. June 6, 13, 20, 27
    July 4, 11, 18, 25

    wrusry “at” gmail.com

    Thank you.

    Bill

  225. daniel Says:

    I need up to 3 half dome permits for 7/18
    760-685-1233 please leave a message . I do not pick up random numbers due to overwhelming sales calls i get.

  226. Michael Enriquez Says:

    Hello Im hoping somebody has two tickets for July 28, 2011 that they are willing to sell. I rented a cabin for 6 and four of us have permits. I need help if you can spare them. THANKS!!!

    Mikeenriquez@sbcglobal.net mailto:Mikeenriquez@sbcglobal.net

  227. Arno Koldewee Says:

    Hello everyone, im looking for one or two tickets in the first week of may. So from the 1st till the 7th of may. Please send an email to lepel_arno@hotmail.com! Thanks a lot! Best, Arno Koldewee

  228. Lindsay Says:

    I need 2 permits for between July 28 and 31. Thanks

    lindsay.crowner@email.wsu.edu

  229. Katy glass Says:

    This is on my bucket list and I just found out about the permits 😦 a group of my friends and I are going June 28-July 1 so any permits we could get would be GREATLY appreciated!!

    Katysnwbrd@aol.com

  230. Steve Says:

    I need two permits on may 13th which will be Saturday. It’s my last trip I leave the country for three years with my best buddy.

    My E-Mail is syeku1@gmail.com and my phone number is 678)779-8620

  231. Craig Says:

    Looking for 4 Half Dome Permits (Any day July-17th-20th). Appreciate any assistance anyone can offer (949.553.5160).

  232. Tony Seng Says:

    Hello,
    I am looking for 2 permits any weekend within June or July. Sat or Sun permit would be great. Is anyone visiting this site to unload permits or only those trying to find some?

    Thanks in advance for any response! I am obsessed with hiking and cannot wait to hike the Dome.
    Thanks,
    Tony (aseng22@gmail.com)

  233. Neha Says:

    Hello!

    Anyone out there with spare permits for May 28th? I am looking for 2-4 permits. I don’t have any permits to trade but I will reimburse the amount you paid.
    Appreciate the consideration!
    Neha

  234. Linda Radecke Says:

    Hi Half Dome Fans-
    We are looking for one permit for Sunday, July 24. There are five of us who would love to go and we only have four permits. (I realize how fortunate we are to have gotten four, but our fifth person does not feel too lucky!) :0(
    I will happily reimburse the permit fee, of course. Thank you so much!
    (I might also be willing to trade our four for five on another weekend…depending on the date!)
    Linda (radecke4@aol.com)

  235. Juha Says:

    Hi all,
    we are traveling from Finland to Yosemite in July and didn’t have a clue that hike would need a permit when reservations begun..
    If someone has a 2 permits for July 16th that would be great.
    Thanks a lot,
    -juha
    juha[a]underlife.fi

  236. Darin Sims Says:

    I would love, love, love to find 2 tickets for Friday, May 27th. This is my first trip to Yosemite and since I live waaaaay across country in the great state of Alabama, it may be some time before I get back. I’ll be hiking one way or another but will be disappointed if I do not go all the way! My name is Darin Sims and can be reached at jsims88033@aol.com. Will trade lovely souvenirs from my home area (think NASCAR Talladega, or College Football) – or I will happily pay the Park Service fee.

  237. Rachel Hawk Says:

    Hello fellow hikers!
    I am looking for 2-8 permits for Saturday or Sunday June 18th or 19th. I already have everything booked for the weekend and still trying to obtain permits. Thank you!

    Rachel
    chosengirls717@hotmail.com

  238. Michael Corso Says:

    Good Afternoon all,
    It’s April 20, 2011. I wish we would have seen these posting earlier. Our family scheduled a reunion trip to Yosemite last year and we made our cabin reservations a year in advance, when the policy I believe was still permits required only on the weekends. We can make the Half Dome hike on either July 26th or 27th. There are a lot in our group wanting to do the half dome trip about 10-12. But I know our whole group would appreciate anyone willing to “transfer” 2 permits for an Aunt and a Cousin who are making this trip from New Zealand. Most of our family have gone up the cables before but my cousin has not. Thank you very much. michaelcorso@gmail.com

  239. Julie Says:

    Hi!

    I need 2 permits for either July 26th or July 30th to add to the 4 I have for both dates. If I can get 2 for one of those dates, I will have 4 to trade for the other date.

    Thanks!

    Julie

  240. Michael e Says:

    Alright here’s a new approach… I am offering money for ANY permit that I can buy so I can then trade it for the dates I need.
    I’ve booked my family’s vacation only have 4 of the 6 permits I need for JULY 28.

    I’ve found three different people with 2 permits for that date. One wants $200 for two permits another hasn’t gotten back to me with a price and a third said he will trade for dates around the 28.
    Thanks
    Mikeenriquez@sbcglobal.net

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Mike,

      Very creative. There has been a lot of press this week about the park clamping down on scalpers. The permits are not to be sold. So if you are being asked for $200 for 2, I’d tell him to provide his driver license image to you. We’ve had a nice discussion recently in the comments about how easy it is to counterfeit the permits. You could be buying bogus paper. Caveat Emptor

      Rick

      • Michael e Says:

        Thank you sir. I just received another offer telling me that he can get up to 8 permits for that date. Oh Craigslist…

        That’s a bad situation and unfortunately I believe a lot of people will be ripped off on this one.

    • Alex Says:

      Instead of taking that ridiculous offer where you will be paying $50, or even $100 per permit that costs $1.50, get their full name, save all the chain of emails and forward them to Yosemite Park Rangers. They in turn are working with local law enforcement to prosecute these individuals who are screwing over so many people who are trying to visit the park.

      Make it subtle. If their name shows when they reply in an email then use that. If not, then go as far as saying that you will purchase them and you need their paypal email.

      The more evidence, the better.

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        Park is a federal agency…so FBI is the law enforcement arm…..this is a violation of the United States Code that I have publicized…..I am not at liberty to say what is being done….We shall see. Good ideas.

        Of course we can all SPAM the sellers to death!!

  241. Andrea Says:

    I am looking for 2 permits for May 30 to go with the two I have, so that our entire family can go to the top of Half Dome. Thank you very much to anyone who can provide two.

    If you have two, please email me at mountainbiker830@aol.com.

    Thank you in advance!

  242. Courtney D Says:

    I’m looking for at least 2 passes to hike half dome on Thursday June 23rd. I have a group of 4 set to go and I had it all planned in November where I read online that weekdays were permit free. Much to my surprise I found out the policy was changed 😦

    kourtneyd916@yahoo.com

  243. Alex Says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for July 22nd permits and need up to 6.

    Please contact me at azaytsev89@gmail.com if you have any available.

    Thank you very much!

  244. Joe Says:

    1 Half Dome permit needed 7-11, 7-12, 7-13, or 7-14 Please
    bigjoej956@msn.com

    I am coming down from Seattle for my first vist to Yosemite and and would love to hike Half Dome but of course as soon as the permits were available they were snatched up.

    If any one could help out with just one permit for one of those days I would owe you big time. Just think how great it would feel to help make some ones vacation great.

    Thanks
    Joe

  245. Mark Hohman Says:

    What is the park service doing about scalpers? How do you find out if the permit you are looking at paying for or trading for is legitimate? Thanks, Mark advenutemoto@msn.com

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Mark,

      The world is caveat emptor – BUYER BEWARE. It is EZ for anyone to just copy a legit permit then sell it to 10 others – just a copy machine is needed. Then if the permit sez it’s for 3 people, then the first 3 to cross the ranger at Sub Dome get in. I would get a ton of info about the seller so you can track him down and bite his leg if you get skunked. Then call the FBI for he is violatiing a Federal Law.

      The orignal permit will have a bar code and his name – but they make fake Green cards, driver licenses and can even do Half Dome permits. Caveat Emptor. If you are getting a FREE permit it is probably good – an illegal paid-for one is a higher risk.

      Caveat Emptor

  246. Paul Gibson Says:

    I am looking for two tickets to hike half dome for any time between July 18th and the 23rd. Please let me know if you can help contact me at:

    flightrnmedic@msn.com

  247. Daniel Chun Says:

    Hi looking for 2 tickets for half dome on July 3, 2011. I know it’s a busy weekend, but would love to include 2 people whom I wasn’t able to get permits for. anyone know how we might be able to get permits if people cancel the day before the hike. thank you so much! Daniel

    email: dechun@gmail.com

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Daniel,

      I think you are new to the MrHalldDome blog. Welcome. If you page back several entries and read the comments, I addressed this issue.

      Bottom line, you can keep polling the recreation.gov website and try to get a cancelled permit. You can do so up to midnight the day before your hike using park wifi or computer Kiosks in Degan’s Deli. You will get a # to tell the ranger at Sub Dome.

      Good luck

      Rick

  248. Kevin Koch Says:

    I am looking for three permits for Mon Jul 11, Tues Jul 12, Wed Jul 13 or Thurs Jul 14. They sold out so fast!

    kevinpkoch@gmail.com

  249. Melissa Says:

    Hi everyone,

    I am looking for *2* permits for Half Dome on either *June 23 or 24*.

    We have already booked our flight and hotel. =(

    My contact information is: sweetignorance@gmail.com

    Thank you,
    Melissa

  250. Steven Lucas Says:

    Hi there,
    I am seeking two cable permits for June 18th. I have no trade permit to offer. But, it has been a lifelong dream for me to climb to the top of half-dome. The only thing that I have to offer in exchange is a smile, from ear-to-ear.

    831-373-7335

  251. KR Says:

    I need 6 tickets for Half Dome on June 16.

    4kathleen.mooney@gmail.com

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Wow…the odds of anyone having SIX extra permtis is pretty low. You may start thinking of other hikes to do that day.

      But it doesn’t hurt to ask. Good luck!

      Rick

  252. Matt Says:

    I’m still looking for one or two permits for Friday, June 10 for my bachelor party. Thanks!

    mattsambol@gmail.com

  253. chrisg Says:

    Hey everyone,

    I’m looking for 2 permits for June 3, 4, 5, or 6. Been looking around with no luck, but hoping someone can help me out.

    Thanks,
    chrisgonzaga13@yahoo.com

  254. Patrick Says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for 2 permits for June 14th, 15th, or 16th. If anyone can not use theirs and is willing to send them my way please contact me at

    cmudogger@gmail.com

    Thank you!

  255. randall carpenter Says:

    i am looking for 2 half dome permits for june 11, 2011 thanks randy 209-769-8107

  256. Wendy Says:

    Still looking for 3 permits for July 7th or 8th to fulfill a family dream. Would be eternally grateful!

    Thank you- wegeiger@yahoo.com

  257. Shane Says:

    Looking for four tickets for July 14th. While I do NOT have any tickets to trade I DO have these little green pieces of paper that everyone loves and would happily trade a few for each ticket…

    Thank you,

    Shane
    hammerhunt@gmail.com

  258. Torie Van Buren Says:

    I need 2 permits for Half Dome for ANY of the following dates – June 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, or 26. Please let me know and I will also reimburse you with the cost of the permits + any fees/shipping, etc! 🙂

    My email address is torie.vanburen@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  259. Curt Says:

    I am looking for 4 permits perferably anytime in June to celebrate my 1 year aniversary of my bypass surgery. However, July will also work.

    Please contact me at curtkarlin@yahoo.com to work out the details.

    Thanks

    Curt

  260. Trevor Says:

    I have one permit for 6/22 and I want to trade for a 7/11 permit.

    Thanks
    ozoinkzo@socal.rr.com

  261. Martin Says:

    Hi, I’m looking for 5 permits on May 4 or May 5.
    contact kulhanm1@gmail.com
    Thanks!

    • Sönke Says:

      The cables won’t be up before the end of May and even that is more than a longshot due to current snow conditions in higher elevations.

  262. Dawn Says:

    I have been working hard to get fit for the hike. I don’t have any permit(s) to trade but am hoping someone has 2 extra permits for June 18. I would greatly appreciate it.

    mcculleyd@sbcglobal.net

  263. amitzanzane@gmail.com Says:

    Hi,

    I need 2 permits for any day till 30th July. Actually, I am leaving US in 1 st week of August for good. So, wanted to visit Half dome before that.

    My email address is amitzanzane@gmail.com.

    Thanks.

  264. Ian Nomura Says:

    Need: 2-4 permits for JUNE, 4-5

    I don’t have any permits to trade but would be extremely grateful if you could help me out! 🙂

    Thank You!
    inomura@gmail.com

  265. Peak Catcher Says:

    I need 1 permit for Half Dome for ANY of the following dates – June 27 Monday, or June 28 Tuesday.
    Please let me know and I will be so happy to reimburse you with the cost of the permit + any fees/shipping, etc!

    lorikunkle@yahoo.com

  266. James Rosauer Says:

    Desperately seeking…3 permits for anytime June 6-9 (or any weekdays in June for that matter!) We would greatly appreciate it if you could help us out…my fiancee will make you cookies…

    jlrosauer@yahoo.com
    (916) 213-1286

  267. Steve Says:

    I have four passes for July 21 and four for July 22. I need six passes total for only one of those days. Anyone have two available for either one of those days?

    • Alex Says:

      If you happen to not use your July 22nd permits, I would really appreciate it if I would be able to acquire them.

      Please let me know if you end up going up on July 21st and not using your July 22nd.

      Thanks.

      azaytsev89@gmail.com

  268. David Says:

    I am looking for four (4) permits for September 3, 4, or 5.This would be the first for my daughters.

    Thanks,
    David
    icnu@earthlink.net

  269. Amit Sahasrabuddhe Says:

    Looking for 3 Half Dome Permits for Saturday July 23rd 2011. Please call me on 408 550 5126 or email nuance98@hotmail.com if you have three extra permits for Saturday July 23rd 2011. We have been training for the hike and have already have reservations at Curry Village for the night.

    Thanks,
    Amit Sahasrabudhe

  270. Brandon Benefield Says:

    Seeking 3 Half Dome Permits for June 9th or June 10th. Please contact via email
    bpbenefield@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Brandon

  271. Michael Says:

    I’m looking for 2 permits on either June 30th or July 1st
    We already have plane tickets and reservations, so any help we could get would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

    My email: m_corwin9@yahoo.com

    • Michael Says:

      Sorry! The dates are June 30th or July 1st. We already have plane tickets and reservations, so any help we could get would be greatly appreciated!

  272. Thuy Says:

    Hello, I am looking for 3 Half Dome permits for Tuesday, May 31st. Please contact me at thuyduong.truong@gmail.com.

    I’m so excited for the hike!

  273. Valerie Brive Says:

    Hi,

    Due to a change of plans, we are looking for 3 permits for Half Dome any day between June 14th to 17th.

    We currently have passes for August 7, 19 and 30.

    We are looking to trade. If you are interested, please email valfillies@aol.com

    • Breanne Patton Says:

      To Valerie
      Will you be re-releasing the permits that you do not need and reserved anyways to the recreation.gov website when no trade becomes available…or will you (like so many others) just forget that you even have them and let them become wasted?

      • Valerie Brive Says:

        To Breanne,

        Thanks for your considerate comment. Any permit we won’t need, we will post them here to give to hikers luckier than we are. Already promised 3 ppl the date of August 30th if nothing becomes available! But thx though…

    • Sheila Says:

      Hi Valerie –

      I don’t have anything to trade, but you like to buy the 8/19 permits from you!! If you don’t want a buy transaction, maybe you would consider giving them to me and I can give you something in return? Never hiked Half Dome but have family coming in and I’m locked into that weekend.

      Thank you – Sheila

    • Thai Hensch Says:

      Valerie! Do you still have the August 19th permits? We’re desperately looking for 2 tickets for August 19th or August 20th… so disappointed we’ll be going all the way there and not hiking half dome! If you still have them and are not going to use I would SO appreciate if we could trade. My email thai.hensch@gmail.com

      Thank you!!

    • thetruth87 Says:

      Hi Valerie! I’m looking for August 7th permits, but alas, I have none to trade with you. PLEASE let me know if they’re available, my group would be incredibly grateful! Thanks!

      Best,
      Tony Chontong
      TheTruth87@Gmail.com
      559-903-4806

  274. Valerie Rubin Says:

    I have 4 permits for Monday August 29 but just found out my kid’s first day back at school is August 30th and I couldn’t get home in time! I’d love to go on Friday Aug 26 – Sunday August 28. Let me know if you can trade!! I would consider taking 2 or 3 permits as well.
    vprubin@roadrunner.com

  275. amy Says:

    i need 3-6 half dome permits for saturday aug 21. please help me out! i tried to get them at 7am today and they disappear before i can click thru. so frustrating. i have never been up to half dome and am trying to challenge myself physically to see what i can do now that i have lost 125 pounds! please hook me up!! thanks!! amy amykrazy8770@sbcglobal.net

  276. Doug Berry Says:

    Does anyone want to trade half dome permits?
    I have 2 for August 2nd 2011 and would like to trade the 2 for 2 permits in mid-June.
    please feel free to contact me-Doug
    dberryf1@yahoo.com
    317-224-6641

  277. Joel Andrews Says:

    I have 4 permits for August 24th. I would like to trade them for Sunday the 14th if anyone has that date.

    joel.andrews24A@gmail.com

  278. Michael Enriquez Says:

    Ok so here it is my NEW approach… I need two permits for July 28. Vacation approved, cabin rented and the family couldnt be more excited.
    I have just booked
    8/1 8 permits
    8/9 4 permits
    8/11 4 permits
    8/30 4 permits
    I do not need or want all of these, all i need is two for 7/28. Ill trade all of them for two on 7/28!!!!!!!

  279. Marco Lentulo Says:

    Hello,
    I’m looking for a permit to the half dome for either of these dates:
    May 22
    August 14

    marco.lentulo@libero.it

    Many thanks
    Marco

  280. Allie Says:

    Hi Everyone,

    I was able to snag 2 permits for August 18 but would love ANY Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, or Tues permit! If anyone has two they’d like to trade please let me know!

    allielemon@yahoo.com

  281. Mallory Says:

    I am looking for a permit for Half Dome on Sunday, August 21st, 2011. Can anyone help me please?

    mallycat4@yahoo.com

    Thank you!
    Mallory

  282. Kim Says:

    Have 4 permits for July 18th, and want to trade for 4 on August 5th. Can anyone help?
    Thanks,
    call Kim
    kimberlygawel@yahoo.com

  283. Elisa Says:

    Hi there

    I currently have four permits for Friday, August 19th. Looking to trade for 4 permits for Sunday, July 31st.

    I will make the trip back to Yosemite or canceling my permit reservations if I am unable to make the trade (I won’t be reselling the permits because that is illegal).

    Greatly appreciated to anyone willing to help me out, and good luck to all you half dome hikers! 🙂

    Contact: eleesamail@yahoo.com

  284. Mark Hohman Says:

    Hi All….Looking for 2 permits for July 29th (preferred) or July 28th. Have 2 permits for monday, august 8th and 4 permits for tuesday, august 30th to trade. thanks, Mark adventuremoto@msn.com

  285. joe Says:

    I have 1 permit for 4 for the 30th that I no longer need.
    I am in need of a permit for August 20th and 21st; up to 11.

    thank you,

    joe.melville@medical-action.com

  286. Isaiah Says:

    Looking for two permits for Aug 14,2011. Please contact me. Thank you

    irumble88@gmail.com

    • Neha Says:

      Isaiah, are you still interested in the permits? I have 2 permits for Aug, 14th that I am not going to use. Let me know and I will transfer them to your name.

      Neha

  287. Chris Otto Says:

    NEED PERMIT FOR AUGUST 16

    I guess 7:45 am was 40 minutes too late to get my pass!
    I’m from Idaho and I’m hoping to climb the dome with friends from Washington after we drive down.
    Please help me!

    Chris Otto
    208-596-8423

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Chris,

      7:45???? Not good planning.

      Rick

      • Chris Otto Says:

        I guess not! I’m new at this, and learning “the ropes.” I’m left wondering, where did all the permits go? It boggled my mind that 12,000 people (theoretically) were waiting at their computers and phones to snag these permits within minutes of release.

        I guess I just have two questions: How high should I get my hopes up for a second hand permit, and if I (we) don’t get to hike Half Dome but are still going to take the 4 day trip to Yosemite, where else should we go?

  288. jahlemon mcdonald Says:

    Hello, 1-4 permits for august 14th. Was online @ 6:30am and even called and actually got a live person, but to no avail.

    jahlemon@yahoo.com

  289. Chris Mabie Says:

    We are looking for 4 to 8 day permits for Mon Aug 1, 2011. OR we could go Sun 7/31 or Tues 8/2. We have plane tickets and campground site booked but no permits. Thanks Chris 616-915-1264

  290. Keith Brady Says:

    Hi – looking for 4 permits on Thursday, August 4. Would also be very happy if someone has permits for August 5, 6, or 7.

    If you’re not using yours, would love to talk to you!

    Call Keith (916-990-5548) or email bradykeith@yahoo.com.

  291. Paula Avery Says:

    I am looking for just ONE more permit for Saturday May 28th. If anyone can help, please let me know…See you on Half Dome! Paula pa@kc.rr.com

  292. tim roberts Says:

    Help! I tried desperately to get 2 permits for 7 people to hike on 8/1. Our kids are headed to college and this looks like the first and last opportunity we will ever have to do this because of age. Thanks in advance for the any help…

    troberts@norcalrefinishing.com

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Tim,

      What does age have to do with it?? Are you fit? Can you train? Are you over 90?? if not, you are fine. Send me a PM if you want my 2 cents. You’re not old until your dreams are replaced by regrets.
      Rick

  293. Rena Says:

    Hi Everyone – I am looking for two permits anytime in August for my husband and I. Any help would be much appreciated! – rmlevitt@gmail.com

  294. Ken Heinrich Says:

    Hi we are looking for two permits for any of the following dates Tuesday June 21 through Saturday., June 25.

    Please contact me at heinrichkj@gmail.com if you have any that you are willing to part with. Thanks

  295. Joe melville Says:

    How do you trade permits once you’ve found someone to trade with?

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Go back in my blog history – discussed at length….basically the person with the permits prints it out and mails it to you. If it is for 3 people, you copy it twice and give to each one…then ranger at SubDome will check against list….

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      They email you the permit…you make copies for the other 1,2 or 3 per the # listed on the permit. Give to your friends. ONLY that number are allowed past the ranger who checks. Put in your name as Group Leader.

      Caveat Emptor

  296. Scott McLeod Says:

    I am looking for 3 permits for Saturday August 6th. I was on this morning and clicked “find permits” 2 seconds after 7am but ended up getting “server timeout” message. Went back a couple of more times and finally got 3 permits on Wednesday August 10th. We might use these if we can get the time off from work. If not I’ll have these available at a later date. smcleod1106@gmail.com

  297. Dean Says:

    Hello folks,

    Missed permit day, so looking for 1 permit for either 22nd,23rd or 24th August.

    Cheers

    floyd_domino@hotmail.co.uk

  298. Sheila Says:

    I am in need of 7 permits for either Fri Aug 19th or Sat Aug 20th! We are celebrating my husbands birthday and as a surprise and my kids are coming back to Calif for that weekend. They sold out in 4 min today!! I will buy/collect one by one if needed!

    Thank you – Sheila
    Langonfamily@sbcglobal.net

  299. Angela Says:

    Hi,

    I am looking for 2 permits anytime in mid/late September or early October – we are flexible. Please email AngelaMLowenstein@yahoo.com.

    Thanks!
    Angela

  300. Doug Berry Says:

    Wanted: 2 permits for mid-June,
    Can trade for 2 permits on August 2nd
    dberryf1@yahoo.com

  301. dberryf1 Says:

    Wanted: 2 half dome cable permits for any day mid-June
    I can trade for 2 permits on August 2nd
    feel free to contact me-Doug
    317-224-6641
    dberryf1@yahoo.com

  302. Richard Nguyen Says:

    Hi, I’m looking for 8 permits for Saturday, August 12th or Sunday August 13th.

    Please let me know if you have them and contact me at richienguyen10@yahooo.com.

    Thank you in advance!

  303. Kevin Koch Says:

    Need 3 permits for Jul 11-14.

    Have to offer: 6 for Aug 3, 3 for Aug 18.

    As soon as I can trade for Jul 11-14, will repost here or cancel my permits.

    Thanks. kevinpkoch@gmail.com

  304. Nevin Hindiyeh Says:

    Thanks for posting this site. Because of it four different groups were able to get the tickets we needed (including a total of 6 for one Sat and 8 for another Sat). We were also able to find people to give an additional 20+ permits to. Thank you for hosting this. It really did make a difference for quite a few of us! LOL, now all I have to do is figure out where we are staying the weekend of July 16th, LOL. Thanks again.

  305. Tim Says:

    Looking for 1 cables permit for August 25-28, 2011. Thx for your help.
    Happy Trails…

    Tajkeyes@optonline.net

  306. Jill Stewart Says:

    Wanted: 2 Half Dome Permits for Memorial Day Wknd

    I know it’s a total long-shot…but I’m looking for 2 permits for Half Dome for either Friday, May 27th or Saturday, May 28th.

    Please email me if you have ’em! And thanks a million!

    Contact: jillian_stewart@yahoo.com

  307. Don T Says:

    I’m looking for permits for July 11th. I have Aug. 12 (4), Aug. 17 (4) or Aug 25 (4) to trade. Will trade 4 for 2, but really need July 11th. Thanks…Don donteichner@yahoo.com

  308. Alicia Says:

    Family reunion campsites are reserved! But no luck getting Half Dome permits:(
    We have family coming from as far as Oregon. Can anyone with Aug 1 permits for Half Dome? We need 8… but even 1 would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
    Keep hiking!

    adkerch@gmail.com

  309. bren Says:

    Greetings!

    I visited yosemite last year and was instantly possesed by the falls and the grandure of half dome. I have an unexpected opportunity to visit again so I bought plane tickets for my wife and myself. However it now appears that I need a permit!

    If anyone has two permits for may 20 or may 21 please let me know it will be a shame to come all the way to california and not reach half dome!

    My contact info is brensteele@hotmail.com and my cell is 250.864.0261.

    Cheers.

  310. storm979 Says:

    hi everybody,

    i am from Italy and i am spending my vacation here in California.
    I read a lot about the history of Yosemite but i didn’t know that a permit was
    needed in order to to climb half-dome.. if anyone has left two permits to climb half-dome any day from 3 to 6 May Please contact me asap at
    antonioprivitera@gmail.com

  311. Jeff Says:

    Completely dropped the ball on ordering permits yesterday. REALLY need 2 for August 18, 19, or 20.

    If you can help, please contact me at jeffbrig@yahoo.com

  312. prahlad Says:

    Hi,

    I’m looking for 4 permits for any day in the first two weekends of August(8/6,8/7,8/13,8/14). I have 4 permits for 8/4(thurs), 8/16(tues) and 8/31(wed) any of which I’m willing to trade.

    Thanks
    prahladk5@gmail.com

  313. Jim Minie Says:

    I need 2 permits for Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

    I’m going to have a very disappointed 12-year old if we can’t get there after a year of waiting, and traveling 2500 miles.

    Thanks in advance.
    jminie@yahoo.com

  314. Alex Says:

    Looking for up to 6 permits for July 22nd

    If you have any, please get in touch with me. I would really appreciate it.

    azaytsev89@gmail.com

  315. Jack Says:

    My son and I are looking for 2 permits to hike half dome on either June 6th or June 7th when we will be in Yosemite. It is a dream of ours to hike half dome and I will be happy to reimburse you for the cost.

    Thank you,

    Jack

    jdratelle@yahoo.com

  316. Kathy Peck Says:

    I am still in need of 2 permits for June 13th or June 14th.
    I have some permits for trade.
    Please—-
    Kathy

  317. Krisi White Says:

    Hello All,

    I have reservations for the weekend of 08/06 and wasn’t able to get half dome permits. If anyone has any August 6th permits that they will not be using please let me know, it would surely make my year!

    Krisi8883@gmail.com

    Thanks, Krisi

    Krisi8883@gmail.com

  318. Justin OBrien Says:

    Looking to buy a permit for august 21st for four people if possible. Please email me at justin_obrien9@yahoo.com

    Thank you very much.

  319. Kimberly Says:

    Looking for 7 permits for Sunday, July 31st still.

    If you have any that you will not be using for that day, please contact me. Thanks!

    kymberly.vo@gmail.com

  320. neg Says:

    Looking for any combo of 2-4 permits for August 10, 11, 12 or 13.
    Much appreciated!

    negasonic1@yahoo.com

  321. Lauren Smith Says:

    Does anyone have 2 permits for either late July or August? I’m a day late on the reservations and they are already completely sold out! Please contact me at Laurensmith650@yahoo.com . Thank you!

  322. Angelica Cunningham Says:

    I have four (4) permits for Thursday, August 25. I am looking to trade them for four (4) permits for Tuesday, August 9.

    Willing to do a three-way trade if it works for all parties.

    acunningham@kilroyrealty.com

    Thank you!

    • Angelica Cunningham Says:

      Revising previous request,

      HAVE: Four (4) permits for Thursday, August 25 and four (4) for Tuesday, August 9.

      NEED: Eight (8) permits needed for any day in early August or four (4) more for Tuesday, August 9.

      acunningham@kilroyrealty.com

      Thank you again!

  323. Robert Foote Says:

    HAVE: Sunday, August 28th 4 permits
    WANT: Any Saturday or Sunday in June
    PREFER: June 4th or 5th

    Willing to trade or purchase requested permits. Will not sell August permits. If I cannot get June permits I will use the August permits.
    Contact me at (661) 821-1256 or bobbynhelly@yahoo.com

  324. Sheila Says:

    >>>
    I am in need of 7 permits for either Fri Aug 19th or Sat Aug 20th! We are celebrating my husbands birthday and as a surprise, my kids are coming back to Calif for that weekend. They sold out in 4 min on Sun!
    Thank you- Sheila, email Langonfamily@sbcglobal.net

  325. MichaelB Says:

    I am looking for 4 or 5 permits for Thursday, August 25th, 26th or 27th. If anyone has any number of permits that will work of that day please send me an email and we can figure it out!

    Thanks in advance!

    bartol.michael33@gmail.com

  326. Conrad Says:

    Need 2 permits for August 10 have no permits but willing to pay or make donation to charity of your choice. Will take 1 permit and leave the wife behind if necessary. any help much appreciated. email radogate@aol.com with permits in subject line, thanks.

  327. Paul Says:

    Any thoughts on the chances that the cables will be up by May 30?

    I have two tickets and need two more so our entire family can hike Half Dome, if anyone has them to give. It would make our vacation.

    If so email me at pfbuechler@aol.com.

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      160% snowpack ..so chances cables will be up by 5/30 is low…target is May 27…but last year snows kept crews from getting there ….cables went up June 12…you pay your money and you takes your chances.

  328. Mark Hohman Says:

    Hi All….Looking for 2 permits for July 29th (preferred) or July 28th. Have 2 permits for monday, august 8th and 4 permits for tuesday, august 30th to trade. thanks, Mark adventuremoto@msn.com

  329. Steven Hannum Says:

    Looking for two tickets for June 13th. (hannumsm@gmail.com) Went up on May 1st, my 50th birthday and only got up about 1/3 of the way there, because of trail closures. I knew cables were down but mistakingly assumed the rest of the trail would be open. Will be a great hike with or without the cables but sure would be nice to get all the way to the top.

    Thanks

  330. Jim Faulconer Says:

    Looking for two person permit for September 7. I have a two person permit which I will trade dated August 16. (jimnan451@aol.com) We are also going to Yosemite on June 24. I will also trade the August 16 permit for June 24, but September 7 is much more preferred. Thanks to all, and happy hiking.

  331. Jim Faulconer Says:

    Looking for two permits for September 7. I have 2 permits dated August 16. I will trade them for September 7. (jimnan451@aol.com). Thanks to all.

  332. Ben Says:

    Hi, I’m looking for 2 permits for August 18 or August 19. I don’t have any to trade but will do whatever it takes to get them.

    On a side note, this all seems a bit silly as people seem to be booking days they don’t need in order to trade, which is just compounding the problem. Yosemite need to sort this out!

    Anyway, email me on ohbabyitsben@gmail.com if you have either of the above dates. You won’t regret it!

  333. Don T Says:

    Still hoping for some July 11th permits. I have permits for Aug. 12 (4), Aug. 17 (4), Aug. 24 (4) I’d gladly trade. Thanks… donteichner@yahoo.com

  334. Brenda Belnap Says:

    I have 4 tickets for Monday, July 25th. Will trade for 3 or 4 tickets for Sat. Aug. 6. We had 4 computers going Sunday May 1st. at 7:00 and the tickets were gone within 3-4 minutes!
    email me at bbelnaprdh@yahoo.com

    • Brenda Belnap Says:

      Thanks Mr. Half Dome, because of your selfless service in this site I was able to make a trade with my tickets! Thank You for your passion in sharing halfdome with others.!

  335. Doug Berry Says:

    Thanks Mr. Half Dome for all your hard work…

    Wanted: 2 permits for mid-June through July.
    I have two permits for August 2nd to trade…
    Feel free to contact me-Doug
    dberryf1@yahoo.com
    317-224-6641

  336. Nick D Says:

    I have the following:

    (4) Permits for Saturday, August 20
    (6) Permits for Tuesday, August 23

    Alas, I have a group of 8 that would all like to go on the same day. I’m willing to consider any exchange offer that gets me 8 permits on one of those two days. Preference is Saturday 8/20, but that’s probably a little less likely.

    Thanks
    hd@knownick.net

    • Nick D Says:

      Thanks for all the offers, I’ve completed my trade thanks to this site. Hope everyone else finds what they need.

  337. Amandastar Says:

    HELLO ALL!!! I return to this site once again to BEG and plead for a permit. 🙂 Last year I aquired one from the blog and had a fantastic trip.. Even had 5 seconds of fame when Mr. Half dome himself posted my picture in his blog. YAY!!!
    I went late in the year last year and was determined to make it up early this year. I logged on and after my computer freezing on my first choice I managed to lock in my second choice of may 28th :(. Literally the next day the skiies opened up here in california and she supplied us with more snow then some knew what to do with. And I slowly saw my permit opportunity going to waste.

    Anyways. Ive tried everyother time and had no luck…. I started to think maybe this just isnt my year.

    So at one last ditch effort I turn back to the very blog that started my obsession with this hike. 😀

    Ill take 1 or 2 permits for anyday! Literally!! Ill hike with a friend or make a new trail friend. I just need a golden ticket. THANKS!!!

    luckyabbott@att.net
    916-879-7066

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      The best story so far…. someone ought to have an extra for you poor, poor homeless waif …keep checking.. and begging!! And it’s not an obsession – it’s a passion. At least that’s what I tell my shrink!!

  338. Martin Says:

    Thanks Mr Half Dome for this great site!!

    I need 3 permits for June 15, 16 OR 17

    I have the following for trade:
    08/07 3 permits
    08/19 3 permits
    08/30 3 permits
    I will trade all of them for 3 on any of my June dates !!!

    Please email martinham42@gmail.com
    Thanks

  339. Charles Says:

    I am looking for three Half Dome Permits for July 24 -31, 2011 or August 5-12, 2011. If anyone has any permits please email me at ckoo158@gmail.com.

    Thanks,

  340. Jessica Harkrider Says:

    Hi All!

    I am needing 4 half dome permits for Friday, June 17th. I currently have 4 permits for Friday, June 24th and am willing to trade!

    Thanks so much!

    Email: jessicaharkrider@gmail.com

  341. James Rosauer Says:

    Has anyone got an e-mail from http://www.LastingAdventures.org after the posted a comment here? Mr. Half Dome, are you familiar with this “non-profit” company or can you shed some light on this? It appears that they grab a bunch of permits and offer guided day trips of Half Dome for $150!! Is this legal?? I’m sure that this is not what the Park Service had in mind when they began to regulate the cables…

    Here’s a bit of the text from the message I received:

    Lasting Adventures, Inc.
    … guiding you on adventures that last a lifetime! Nonprofit Yosemite Guide: Most experience at the lowest prices guaranteed! We have Half Dome permits for 5/27, 5/30, 5/31, 6/2, 6/9, 6/13, 7/4, 8/1, 8/11, 8/12, 8/15, 8/20, 8/21, 8/22, 8/25, 8/26, 8/27, 8/29, and 8/30.
    Having trouble finding permits to get to the top of Half Dome? We are Lasting Adventures, Inc. a non-profit guide service of over 15 years in Yosemite. We offer day trips and fully outfitted backpacking programs for well below 50% of the competition. Even better, anything we makes goes towards our youth scholarship fund. Check out our website for scheduled day hikes we guide (and have permits for) up Half Dome!

    • James Rosauer Says:

      After a bit of searching on their website, I see that you, Mr. Half Dome, are a Featured Guest and support this non-profit. While I’m sure they offer a great service and support a good cause, it is still discouraging that an entity has the ability to obtain some (how many, maybe someone can tell me?) of the 300 permits available to the public per day and, therefore, are not available for the Average Joe.

      I’m an open minded person, so please try and rationalize this for me…

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        James,

        Thanks for the note.

        Yes, I know Lasting Adventures. Since you went to their website, you see that their are indeed a non-profit organization who has focused in the past on taking youth out into the back country. There are several guide services doing day hikes up Half Dome.

        Lasting Adventures is a fully permitted guide service with 15 years of Yosemite experience. Some of the proceeds from their tours is funneled into a scholarship fund.

        All the guide services are motivated to obtain permits. There is no special lane. I’d have to assume their Internet connection is quick as well as their typing. And a staff of permit seekers.

        Many people focus on a single date and if that is gone they give up and think all permits are gone. Not true. A guide service can be more flexible on dates. I wanted permits for August and suffered the same issues we all did. But I kept at it and did not go for breakfast after 5 minutes. After 16 minutes dates started to become available. Apparently people did not complete the transaction within the 14 minute window. I got a few and left the PC at 7:45 satiated.

        When possible I can accompany LA on guided hikes. Last Sept they took 6 mid-forties women up. All made it fine in 14 hours. They were first timers who appreciated the fact that a qualified guide led them. No worries as to directions, situations, wildlife, water, etc. I like to offer my perspective on history and geology.

        There are many guide services and they offer competent services for those who desire it.

        Rick

      • James Rosauer Says:

        Thanks for the follow up, Rick. Much appreciated!
        Happy trails…

  342. Amandastar Says:

    Hmmm.. the youth you say?….. I wonder what would happen if… say.. one desperate soul whos perfectly capable of hiking alone would fudge ones age… pay to much… and get “lost” ahead of the group only to enjoy a protien snack with everyone at the top….. ahh the options ;)..

    Still in need of one or two permits for ANYDAY! Thanks everyone.

  343. Chris Says:

    I am in need of two Half Dome permits for any day of 6/27, 6/28, or 6/29. Really hoping someone out there has a couple they can’t use.

    Thanks!

    Chris
    neujersey@gmail.com

  344. Doug Says:

    I have 4 tickets for Aug 16th and would like to swap for Aug 6th. Would be willing to swap any or all I have for the 6th.

    martin.douglas@comcast.net

  345. Liz Says:

    Hi! I am looking for one Half Dome Permit for either July 6th or July 7th. Thanks!

    Liz

    lizklevy@gmail.com

  346. Maxine Says:

    Hi!
    I am looking for:

    2 Half Dome permits
    July 11th or 12th

    olsonmax1@gmail.com

  347. Regina hernandez Says:

    I would like to find #2 permits for any date between AUG 21-27…I was crushed when I found out there are no permits left and angered by the thought of some jerk store scalper making money off of something he has no right to.
    If you are able to help my vacation plans please contact me at ginab78@hotmail.com

  348. Sanjay Apte Says:

    I am looking for 4 permits for Aug 31st.

    I have following permits to trade…

    4 permits for Aug 22nd
    4 permits for Aug 28th
    4 permits for Aug 29th

    sanjayapte@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  349. Jenny Says:

    In need of 4-8 permits for August 1st!! We would be glad to have even one! Thanks!

    thekreils@yahoo.com

  350. Jay Says:

    Hello, I’m in need of 1-4 permits for August 1. We would like to join other friends on the hike.

    jaypettibone@sbcglobal.net

  351. Lola Tinney Says:

    I need one pass for HalfDome, Friday, August 5. We are a group of 5, did not know the park limited us to 4 passes. We are a group of ladies in our mid 40’s and have really been training hard for this –

    lola.tinney@yahoo.com

    many thanks!

  352. Charles Says:

    I have no permits to trade but I really want to go on the hike to half dome. I would appreciate if anyone would help me out by giving me three permits would be greatly appreciated. Please email me at ckoo158@gmail.com. My dates are as follows July 1-7, July 24-31, or August 5-12.

    Thanks

    • Charles Says:

      I am hoping some good Samaritan has three half dome permits they do not need to use. I really want to go hiking at half dome. Please help me out I really appreciate it. My email address is ckoo158@gmail.com. Thanks for your help.

      • Charles Says:

        If anyone has any extra permits call me at (626) 203-5929

      • Charles Says:

        I am willing to pay the $1.50 service fee per permit for the tickets if anyone has half dome permits they want to sell to me. It would be greatly appreciated.

  353. Joe Says:

    bigjoej956@msn.com

    I am coming down from Seattle for my first vist to Yosemite and and would love to hike Half Dome but of course as soon as the permits were available they were snatched up.

    If any one could help out with just one permit for one of those days I would owe you big time. Just think how great it would feel to help make some ones vacation great.

    Thanks
    Joe
    206-372-6249

  354. Margaret Says:

    Me and a friend are travelling to Yosemite in June. We were suppose to go last year as part of a University module but unfortunatly or lecture was retiring that year and wasn’t able. So we have decided to travel out ourselves to see if the pictures really do match up to what we were shown in our lectures. We’re travelling all the way from Scotland on an organised tour of a few national parks. I’ve just realised that to climb half dome we’ll need a premit and I’m so disapointed that there isn’t any left.

    So if anyone has two spare tickets for 28th June 2011 I would be most grateful my email is margaret.dunn@hotmail.co.uk. We’ll both be so disapointed to have travelled all the way from Scotland and not get a chance to climb!

    Thanks in advance

  355. Leon Says:

    We screwed up the permit process and got the wrong day!!!

    NEED: 4 permits for August 12 or 13

    Still have 8 permits for August 1st for trade.

    FOR TRADE: 8 permits for August 1st

    IF you don’t need all 8, I will give to people who need but that have nothing to trade.

    Thanks!
    Leon

    leonwfun@yahoo.com

  356. Rose Clark Says:

    Hello-
    My boyfriend and I are hiking the John Muir Trail, and wanted to hike to the top of Half Dome on our 1st or 2nd day. Problem is, the permits sold out in minutes on the first day!!! Does anyone have 2 permits for August 24th, or August 25th?

    Thanks a million!
    Rose
    rosieclark4@gmail.com

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Rosie,

      Check with theWilderness Office. If you have a Wilderness Permit for the JMT and specify that you are doing the Half Dome trail, they have 100 for backpackers. The 300 daily permits are for regular “valley ” hikers.

    • Scott Says:

      You will not need the Half Dome permit; it is included in your backpacking permit. Just be sure you tell the wilderness permit office (when you pick up your backpacking permit) which day you plan to summit.

      • Rose Clark Says:

        Thank you both for the advice! I’m looking forward to my JMT and Half Dome adventure!

  357. Julie Burgstahler Says:

    Hi,

    I have 4 tickets to hike Half Dome on Thur. 8/11. Can anyone trade tickets with me for either Fri. 8/12 – Sun. 8/14? Would be happy to reimburse for any inconvienence. We can’t get up there (from So. Cal.) to do the hike on 8/11.
    This is for my hubby’s 50th and wanted to surprise him.

    julie.burgstahler@yahoo.com

    Thanks Much!
    Julie

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Julie,

      An extremely strenuous hike should not be a surprise… Mr B needs to train and know what he’s in for..unless he just did Mt Ranier last week.

      But good luck.

  358. Amit Sahasrabuddhe Says:

    I have following permits for August 2011:

    1. Four permits for Wed. August 3rd
    2. Four permits for Tues. August 23rd
    3. Two permits for Sunday August 7th

    Looking to exchange ANY or ALL of these permits in lieu of three permits for Sat. July 23rd. Any kind soul willing to exchange? Please contact nuance98@hotmail.com or 408 550 5126

  359. Steve Sullivan Says:

    Looking for (4) four half dome permits for Aug 20. Will buy or trade. Was bummer to be online on May 1 but within seconds the passes were gone. I was really looking forward to surprising my wife as this is something she really wanted to do.

    Thank you Stevess369@gmail.com

  360. Missy Says:

    Hello! Boyfriend and I are coming all the way from Washington DC.

    We need 2 permits for July 3 or 4. Thanks!!

    missy.emmons@gmail.com

  361. Leslie Says:

    Hello, I’m looking for two permits for either May 23 or 24. Unfortunately I don’t have anything to trade as it is a last minute trip, but we’re coming from the East Coast so I don’t know when I’ll get there again. Please e-mail me at les_gone@yahoo.com if you have two permits to share with me. Thanks! Leslie

  362. Charles Says:

    I have found several posting on Craigslist selling the half dome for $50 to 60 dollars per permit. Is it okay for them to do that.

    Thanks

    • Alex Says:

      of course not. It’s illegal.

      If you have had any contact with them. Forward those chain of emails to Yosemite park rangers and they will deal with them.

    • Frustrated Hiker Says:

      I just had an email exchange with a scalper from craigslist.org who wants $60 a permit. Feel free to send David T. an email eslumber@gmail.com and let him know how you feel about the scalping of these permits. I made a low ball offer to see how low he would go, but he is “firm” on this price and wasn’t interested in trading – just making $58.50 per permit.

      The little reading I did shows the park service can’t do much about this other then people like us standing up to the scalpers and not buying these black market permits.

      So, I ask you to take a few minutes and send an email to eslumber@yahoo.com and let him know how frustrating it is.

      • Randy Says:

        i just reported him, he has hit me up before too! yosemite/nps people who just emailed me back said they are aware of him (his name and email) and are taking care of it. also said they are figuring out ways to take care of scalping

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        Who r u dialogging with at YNP??? Don;t mess with the Randazzo Clan!!

      • Alex Says:

        Yes, his full name is David Tran and also uses the alias David Tanner.

        He was selling July permits for $50 and now has raised the prices to $60. He also sells campsites for ridiculous profits.

        I’ve had many email chains with him from various emails and all were sent to YNP rangers. They in turn have been forwarding it to law enforcement.

        They are involving multiple jurisdictions in order to rid of this vile infestation.

      • Wendall Says:

        He’s still at it, and using this list to approach potential buyers. After posting here yesterday, I received an email today from eslumber@hotmail.com offering 4 passes for $240. If this was not disgusting enough, he has multiple dates available!!

      • Melina Says:

        He has also emailed me, trying to sell 3 passes for $180! I told him I only needed 2, and he dropped his price to $100

  363. Randy Says:

    Looking for 2-4 permits for June 25th. 3 days booked at upper pines, wasnt able to get permits. i do have 4 for in august if anyone wants to trade. but yeah, please contact me if you have June 25th! 🙂

    solidarityrecordings@gmail.com

  364. Erik Says:

    Help Help.

    We are looking for 5 half dome permits anytime between August 28th through August 31st. I already reservations for me and my family in the valley August 27th through September 2nd. Sounds lame but I was planning on proposing to my girlfriend in front of our children. Thanks

    edegn@anaheim.net

  365. Victoria Says:

    I am looking for some permits for June 15 or 16
    I have some permits for trade.
    Please let me know if you are willing to trade at chouchnou_21@hotmail.com
    Thx

  366. Shannon Says:

    Hi all! Desperately searching for 2 half dome permits for any of the following dates: May 21, May 22, June 10, June 11, June 18, or June 19th.
    Please email if you have any extra permits or information.
    Thank you so much!!

    shannonmlenahan@gmail.com

  367. Jen Says:

    Hello. I called recreation.gov today to change the group leader info on a permit I was going to trade, but customer service said they can’t change it without essentially canceling the permit first and then reserving it again. She said she couldn’t guarantee being able to reserve them after she cancelled them.

    So I was wondering how people here are conducting their trades. Are you just leaving the existing info on there? Thanks for the help.

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Do NOT cancel. The person who buys the permit has their name printed on the permit….if they are given to another, that person becomes the new Group leader. Just write your name in the box….dunno why that is there and the park has not explained. Rec.gov is usually out to lunch on the HD process.

  368. Christy Says:

    I’m looking for 5-8 half dome permits for Aug 12th. Can anyone help?

    christy@christysebastiani.com

  369. Ian Nomura Says:

    Need: 2-4 permits for JUNE, 4th or 5th

    I would be extremely grateful if you could help me out! 🙂 Will gladly reimburse the fee! Campsite has already been booked…

    Thank You!
    inomura@gmail.com

  370. Jessica Says:

    Hi everyone,
    I’m looking for 2 permits for any day between July 7th and July 16th.

    Thank you,
    jspuehler@cox.net

  371. Jay Pettibone Says:

    How do I unsubsribe so that I don’t get all the postings on this blog?

    Thank you

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Jay,

      Just go to the WordPress blog and hit unsubscribe. But if you do, you will not get any of the blog postings sent to you. We’ll miss you and you may miss some important info.

  372. Brad Says:

    Need two permits for any day during the last two weeks of June. Will reimburse the fee… Reply to brad.colwell@me.com

  373. Mary Bates Says:

    Need JUST ONE permit for Monday, May 30th. (Yes, Memorial Day). Would reimburse, make a donation to your preferred charity, etc. Please contact me at mary_bates8@yahoo.com.

    Thanks!!

  374. Tom Shedlock Says:

    NEED 2 PERMITS FOR JUNE 22nd OR JUNE 23RD. Even though I signed on at the very first minute to the NPS’s website back on March 1st, I was somehow blocked out of getting the two permits I so desperately wanted to get for me and my son to fulfill this bucket list item.

    I would like to ask anyone who might have two extra passes for one of these two days (we are flexible) to contact me at 614/570-9611 or tshedlock5715@wowway.com to discuss acquiring them. Thank you in advance to anyone who might be able to make this hiking dream come true.

    Sincerely,

    Tom Shedlock in Dublin, Ohio

  375. Nick Becker Says:

    Need four tickets for Monday June 6th. Boy Scout Troop trying to get more spots for boys. Please contact me at jubjub594@yahoo.com or (559)359-5320.
    Thank you,
    Nick Becker

  376. Pearce Wilcox Says:

    I’m hoping to secure 2 permits for June 13,14,15 or 16th for my son and I. My sincere gratitude to anyone who might be able to help out. We’re coming all the way down from BC and hope to be able to experience the hike.

    pwilcox@providencehealth.bc.ca

  377. Linda Gutierrez Says:

    Looking for 1 permit for July 14th if you have an extra. Please email me at lindagutz@sbcglobal.net.

    Thank you!

  378. Randall Says:

    Looking for 4-6 permits for Friday Aug. 27th. Looking for a group to do the hike together, but I was only able to get a couple permits initially.

    Thanks!
    Randall
    r_maxwell217@yahoo.com

  379. Ken Kramer Says:

    Hello Hikers,
    I am looking for 4 permits on one of the following days in July 26-28. My 10 year old daughter is excited about hiking Half Dome with me, my sister and her husband.
    I will only be taking permits I can use and will not be selling them!
    Thanks for help!
    kkramer@socal.rr.com

  380. Eric Says:

    I am looking for two permits for June 9th, 10th, or 11th for my 12-year-old son and myself. We have a campsite in Upper Pines, but I forgot about the Half Dome permit schedule. Any help would be appreciated!

    eric.ross@stanfordalumni.org

  381. Ian Nomura Says:

    Need: 2-4 permits for JUNE, 4th or 5th

    I would be extremely grateful if you could help me out! Will gladly reimburse the fee! Campsite has already been booked…Coming all the way from New York City.

    Thank You!
    inomura@gmail.com

  382. Nick Says:

    Need 1 ticket for Monday June 20th.

    Would also be interested in Sunday June 19th or Tuesday June 21st as alternatives.

    natimmerman@msn.com

    Please! Thank you!

  383. Christy Sebastiani Says:

    I’m trying to find 3-6 half dome permits for Aug 12th – I want to hike half dome for my 30th birthday. Can you help? Thank you

  384. George Kederis Says:

    Hello everyone. I am looking for 2 permits for any day from June 19 – 21. Please contact at gkederis@gmail.com. Thanks!

  385. Kerry D. Says:

    Hello I am in desperate need of a few more half dome permits at least 4 more for June 2nd!

    Me and friends have been doing the hike annually for a few years now and we are short permits since it was difficult to get them.

    Any help I can get will be mum appreciated!!

  386. MichaelB Says:

    Currently have 4 permits for Thursday, August 18th and 4 for Tuesday, August 30th [willing to trade all 8 for the request bellow]

    I am in search for 5 permits (but will take 4) for any day between Thursday, August 25th to Saturday, August 27th.

    Thanks!

    bartol.michael33@gmail.com

    • MichaelB Says:

      Still have 4 permits for Thursday, August 18th and 4 for Tuesday, August 30th [willing to trade all 8 for the request bellow]

      I am in search for 5 permits (but will take 4) for any day between Thursday, August 25th to Saturday, August 27th.

      Please send an email if you have a trade. bartol.michael33@gmail.com

      Thanks!

  387. Alex Says:

    Need up to 6 permits for July 22nd

    Would appreciate any

    Thanks!

    azaytsev89@gmail.com

  388. Yan Kasperovich Says:

    I need 4 permits for May 30. Please let me know if you have 4 available permits

    yanman15@comcast.net

  389. Chris Says:

    Thanks for setting up the site!

    I was up there 20 years ago – It’s now time to share the experience with my teenage boys.

    I need 3 or 4 permits for 7/18 or 7/19 if anybody has them available!

    chrismoe@comcast.net

    Thanks, Chris

  390. Chris Says:

    Greetings folks. I am looking for two permits for half dome any day between the last two weeks of june and the first two weeks of July. Im trying to take my pops up there as a retirement celebration! Anyone looking to get rid of a permit lemme know. I dont really have any trade offers, but would be willing to take you out for coffee. My email is ctslemp@gmail.com or call me at 773-401-6817. THANKS.

  391. David Wisler Says:

    I need 6 permits for SUNDAY, May 29th, 2011. Thank you. Please contact me at davidwisler@yahoo.com. THank you.

  392. Morgan Says:

    I am looking for 4-6 permits for June 27th (Monday) or the 28th(Tuesday). Wasn’t able to hike it during my trip last year at the beginning of June, becuase the cables weren’t up yet. Booked a later trip this year and couldn’t get a permit!! Thank you, Thank you in advance! Please email me at mnmcgoldrick@gmail.com

  393. Bill Usry Says:

    I have two permits for the halfdome cables for Wed Aug 10 that I will very likely not need. If anyone wants them for their own personal use, they can have them. The only catch is that I am not willing to give them up until Aug 2 or 3.

    I have reservations for Aug 1 and Aug 2 and plane tickets for my son and I to fly out there and climb it on Aug 1. However, if something comes up, I would like to keep the Aug 10 reservations in case something goes wrong with our trip. That’s very unlikely. It is 95% likely that I would release the reservations to whomever on Aug 3.

  394. Kathy Peck Says:

    I am still looking for a couple permits for June 13th.
    I have permits to trade.
    Thanks
    Kathy
    kbpeck@comcast.net

  395. Julie Says:

    Hi—
    I am looking for 2 permits for any day between August 24-27. We are planning on a trip that we will be there all day August 24, 25, 26, 27…so any of those days would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!

    Hike on!
    Julie
    juldevin@gmail.com

  396. David Blakely Says:

    I need a Yosemite Valley camping permit for July 26 and 27.

    I would be happy to share a site with someone.

    I have two Half Dome permits and need camping permits.

    I would love it if you had an extra Little Yosemite Valley Permit for entry on July 26th.

    I can be contacted at
    David
    4385956@gmail.com
    805.438-5956

  397. christine Says:

    please contact me at cewoodruff@hotmail.com I am looking for four permits for AUG.10,11 or 12 thank-you

  398. John Says:

    Hello all,

    I know it might be a lost cause, but I figured I’d just throw it out there.. I need four permits for May 28, but anything I can get at this point would be really great. Thanks!

    elguapo195@hotmail.com

  399. Victoria Says:

    Hi,
    I am still looking for a couple permits for June 15th or 16th.
    I have permits to trade.
    Thanks
    Victoria
    chouchnou_21@hotmail.com

  400. Steve Caloway Says:

    I need a permit for hiking Half Dome for Friday August 12th. Does anyone have one they do not need or plan on using??

    scaloway@kraftfoods.com

  401. Lori Says:

    Hi all!
    Looking for permits for sometime between July 12-19th. I need 3 or 4..4 preferably. PLEASE help!
    We planned our trip around going to HD but then hit the whole permit road block 😦
    Email me at Epitomeofred@hotmail.com

  402. Rusty Says:

    I am looking for 2 half dome permits for either Monday June 21st or Tuesday June 22nd..

    Conrus12@yahoo.com

    Thanks

  403. Patricia Says:

    Hi All,

    Looking for 2 permits for either Monday, July 25 or Tuesday, July 26.

    Thanks!
    Patricia
    510-816-0915
    trissa@gmail.com

  404. Bernice_Chao Says:

    Hello,

    I have 4 tickets on Saturday, August 27th and 4 tickets on Sunday, August 28th.
    We’re willing to swap for 4 on either day, so we can have all 8 of climb at the same time.

    This is not for sale, trade only.

    We just want to climb!! Thank you

    Contact me: 213.537.4233 or hellobernice@gmail.com

    Thank you

  405. Sue Says:

    We are looking for 2 Half Dome permits for June 11th to celebrate hubby’s birthday. Contact me at 4matts@sbcglobal.net. Thanks!

  406. Dhanasekhar Says:

    I am looking for 1 hike permit for any day in June. Please contact me if you are availing one
    dhanasekharjp@gmail.com

  407. Joe Says:

    We’re looking for 2 permits to hike Half Dome on Friday June 10th. We have a group driving up for a buddy’s bachelor party and we ended up 2 short. Please email me at joe_bacich@hotmail.com if you have any extras (even just 1 extra permit). Thanks!

  408. Pritesh Says:

    Looking for a permit for Half Dome for June 10th, please contact me at pastel411@yahoo.com. Thanks.

  409. Deanna Wietor Says:

    I am looking for permits for any of the following dates of Aug 15-18th. If anyone doesn’t need permits please let me know. I need four permits if possible. We have reservations and couldn’t get any permits. This would have been my first hike.

    Contact me at dwietor@gmail.com Thanks you!!!

  410. Danny Says:

    Hi Im looking for permits to hike half dome on june 12 or 13 for 4 or more please contact me at dtrancrx@gmail.com..

    Thanks.

  411. Matt Says:

    Im looking for permits for any day in the Aug 28-31 range (preferably the 29-31 but beggars cant be choosers!) . Ideally I’d like to procure 3 permits but 2 will do just fine.

    Please contact me at:
    nervous24@hotmail.com
    414-807-0031

    I also want to give a MASSIVE thanks to MrHalfDome for setting up this wonderful page! Thanks to you and all the wonderful people here my friends and I actually have a sliver of hope of making it on the day(s) we had planned on being in Yosemite. Cheers!

    Best regards,

    Matt

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Thanks to you Matt for reading the blog….GOOD LUCK!

    • Neha Says:

      Matt, I have 4 permits for Aug 28th that I am not going to use. Are you still looking for permits for this day?
      Let me know and I can transfer them to your name.

      Neha

      • Tim Says:

        Neha – if Matt does not express interest in all 4, I am interested in one. Please let me know, and many thanks.

      • Rhian Says:

        Neha, If you still have all or any of the permits for the 28th I would love to take them off your hands.

        rhiangene@mac.com

      • Todd Hooker Says:

        Hi Neha,

        Are your Half Dome permits available??

        My 2 kids don’t start school until September 5th and we have campground booked in Yosemite for my family (4 of us) from 8/26 to 8/30. Let me know if we can work something out for parting with any permits you can spare. 4 Permits for Sunday, August 28th would be ideal for us! Please contact me at thooker@san.rr.com or 619-316-4398 if you still have permits available.

        Sincerely – Todd Hooker

    • Matt Says:

      Here’s my follow up. It’s a huge success for 2 different groups of anxious hikers.

      I was lucky enough to get a set of 4 permits from a very generous person. While the aren’t for my ideal date, I can still make it work. Awesome. I also had promising news from the first person I emailed. They have permits for my ideal date but are holding out for now in hopes of a trade. If he is unsuccessful in trading them for his ideal date he has agreed to pass them on to me. In turn I have have made arrangements with another hiker in need of permits for the date I currently have. Even if the gentleman with my ideal date gets his trade, I can make a trade with the other party for the date ahead of mine. That works out for two of us no matter how you look it at.

      This absolutely works, and quite well in my opinion. Perhaps I’m lucky, but hey, sometimes that what it takes. Luck.

      Big cheers again for this. I truly cant thank you enough

      Regards,

      Matt

  412. Dennis McGoldrick Says:

    Hello:

    Looking for 2 to 4 permits on June 27, 28, or 29.

    Thanks,

    dennis

    demcg@demcg.com

  413. Bernard Says:

    Hi,

    A poor uninformed Englishman here! We have booked our first ever family trip to Yosemite and I didn’t know about the permit requirement for half dome.

    Looking for 5 permits for any day between August 22nd and August 26th

    Thanks,

    Bernard

    bernard@fromson.net
    +44 7867511814

  414. Sanjay Apte Says:

    Hi,

    I am in need of 2 or more permits of any date in June and July. (Except June 20 to June 24). I have following permits to trade.

    2 permits of Aug 01
    2 permits of Aug 03
    2 permits of Aug 08
    4 permits of Aug 22
    2 permits of Aug 23
    1 permits of Aug 25
    4 permits of Aug 29

    Again, these permits are for trade only and not for sale. As soon as I get 2+ permits for June & July, I have no use of remaining permits and will release them to the interested hikers.

    Thanks,
    Sanjay

    • Charles Says:

      I need 3 permits for August 8.

      ckoo158@gmail.com

    • Chris Mabie Says:

      Could we please use the Mon 8/1 if you do not need them to trade?
      Thank you! cmabie@charter.net

    • Doug Berry Says:

      Dear Sanjay.
      I could really use 1 or 2 permits for Aug 1st or Aug 3rd.
      Just wanted to give you a shout to see if you had any of them left. I don’t want to bore you with a long story, but my dad has just been diagnosed w/terminal cancer and the docs say they’re unsure of how much time he’s got left. Regardless, he’s still in great shape (for the most part) and I know he’ll be able to make the hike. He offered me this trip to Yosemite for a graduation present before he found out about his prognosis. We have 2 cable permits for Aug 2nd (our trip was scheduled around them) but I am afraid of the weather factor. As you probably know, if it rains or lightning is in the area, there are complications which I am hoping to avoid. I’m not sure how much time I’ve got left with my dad, and I would very much like to make this hike with him. Belive me, I’m not just selling this story to try and get a permit. I read your posting on Mr. HD’s site and thought that if you had a couple on the 1st pr 3rd, and I have a couple on the 2nd, it would double our chances to making it to the top. He told me that it’s been a life long goal of his to climb a mountain, and this might be our only chance. If you still have 2 (or 1) permits for Aug 1st-3rd, I would very much like to work something out with you. I’m sorry that I don’t have any permits for the days that you were looking for but, like I said, I only have 2 for Aug 2nd. I hope that you get the dates that you are looking for, and have a great time at Yosemite.
      Let me know if anything works out for you, and I apologize for the long email (this is very important to me…)
      Doug Berry
      317-224-6641dberryf1@yahoo.com

    • Jen J Says:

      greetings – i have nothing to trade, but would love love love to get permits for my teenage son and i august 23. (he is turning 16 and i am turning 50!)
      thank you
      jennifer
      jen.c.johnston@gmail.com

    • Rusty Says:

      I have 2 permits on saturday June 18th if you want to trade for the 2 permits on Aug 1st? Email me and let me know…

      Rusty
      conrus12@yahoo.com

    • thetruth87 Says:

      Sanjay,

      I NEED 2 tickets for August 8th! Please, if you can give them to me I’d be very grateful! Thanks!

      TheTruth87@Gmail.com
      559-903-4806

      Best,
      Tony C.

    • Will Says:

      Sanjay,

      I need your two permits for August 8th. I have four permits i can trade for September 6th. Please email me so we can coordinate!!
      Will
      williamskeeters@yahoo.com

  415. Amit Sahasrabudhe Says:

    I have four permits for Saturday August 20th. Would like to trade them for four permits for Saturday July 23rd.

    Please send an email to nuance98@hotmail.com or call my cell 408 550 5126 if you have four permits for July 23rd and willing to trade them.

    Sincerely,
    Amit Sahasrabudhe

    • Thai Hensch Says:

      Hi Amit! Unfortunately I don’t have permits on the day you’re looking for to trade, but in case you don’t need the August 20th permits to trade anymore I would really SO appreciate if I could use 2 of your permits!! Thanks for your consideration!
      Thaiane
      thai.hensch@gmail.com

    • Joel Garcia Says:

      I have 4 permits for August 21. If you end up not needing your permits for Sat Aug 20, I’d love to take two of them off your hands. If you also feel like swapping for Sunday, let me know.
      Joel
      bajapicante@gmail.com

  416. Chris Mabie Says:

    Charles-did you still have permits for 8/1 you are not using?
    Thanks! cmabie@charter.net

  417. Nickdeo Says:

    Thanks for all the great info!

    I’m looking for a permit for Friday, June 10. If anyone has one available please let me know at nickdeo@gmail.com! Thanks!

    I appreciate your help and kindness in advance.

  418. Win Says:

    I am looking for as for any # of permits for Monday, Aug 29th.. would like to hike that day if possible 🙂

    Thank you.

    Win

    uyen_b_tran@yahoo.com

  419. nick b. Says:

    I am looking for 3-4 permits for Sunday, June 5th. My email is nickbohacek@yahoo.com. I will gladly accept other dates in June or July, my friends and I have been talking about doing this for years! Thanks for any positive response.

  420. Charles Forni Says:

    Request Half Dome permits 2 each early July

    charlie@jifco.com

  421. Doug Berry Says:

    Mr. HD visitors,

    Just wanted to give a shout to see if any of you had any of the Aug 1st or 3rd permits left. I don’t want to bore you with a long story, but my dad has just been diagnosed w/terminal cancer and the docs say they’re unsure of how much time he’s got left. Regardless, he’s still in great shape (for the most part) and I know he’ll be able to make the hike. He offered me this trip to Yosemite for a graduation present before he found out about his prognosis. We have 2 cable permits for Aug 2nd (our trip was scheduled around them) but I am afraid of the weather factor. As you probably know, if it rains or lightning is in the area, there are complications which I am hoping to avoid. I’m not sure how much time I’ve got left with my dad, and I would very much like to make this hike with him. Belive me, I’m not just selling this story to try and get a permit. I read the postings on Mr. HD’s site and thought that if anyone had a couple on the 1st or 3rd, and I have a couple on the 2nd, it would double our chances to making it to the top. He told me that it’s been a life long goal of his to climb a mountain, and this might be our only chance. If you still have 2 permits for Aug 1st or 3rd, I would very much like to work something out with you. . I’m sorry that I don’t have any permits for sale/trade but, like I said, I only have 2 for Aug 2nd. I hope that everyone gets the dates that they are looking for, and have a great time at Yosemite.
    Let me know if anything works out, and I apologize for the long email (this is very important to me…)
    Doug Berry
    317-224-6641
    dberryf1@yahoo.com

  422. Jeff Says:

    I have a campsite in Upper Pines for arrival 6/9 (Thursday), departure 6/13 (Monday) and 8 permits for Half Dome on 6/10 (Friday). I’m looking to trade weekends for a campsite anywhere in the valley and 4 Half Dome permits. I would need the campsite Thursday, 6/16, thru Sunday, 6/19.

    I would need the Half Dome permits for either Friday or Saturday (6/17 or 6/18).

    My contact info is:

    Jeff Pennell
    702-232-4674
    jeff_pennell@hotmail.com

  423. Doug Berry Says:

    This would be a 1st time hike, and I’d be happy to GIVE the other permits if we can’t do it on the 2nd. I’m a “green-collar” guy and I see no objection to releasing permits, unlike some of the local “not for profit” that I’m sure you’ve heard from-D
    dberryf1@yahoo.com
    317-224-6641

  424. James Says:

    I am looking for 4 permits during June 21-24. I will be in the park during those 4 days and would like to climb with my family. If anyone has permits for those dates, I would be happy.

    jorourk1@utk.edu

    Thanks

  425. Steph Says:

    Hi,

    I am looking for 4 Half Dome permit sets on any available dates from July through August. Please email me if you can help! Thank you!

    Stephtc87@gmail.com

  426. James Says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for 4 permits for a day anytime between June 21 and 24. Hoping to climb Half Dome with my family.

    jorourk1@utk.edu

    Thanks

  427. Victoria Says:

    Hi,

    I’ve got 9 permits in August (on 4, 19 and 23)
    Would love to trade them for 3 permits on any of the following dates: June 15-16 or 17
    Please contact chouchnou_21@hotmail.com or at 416 707 9877

  428. Kevin Says:

    Me and my father would like a permit to hike Half Dome any day from July 11th to July 15th. If you have 2 permits you are willing to give up on one of these dates please consider us. Thank you. – Kevin

    AlpineKevin @ yahoo.com

  429. Joel Says:

    Hi, I’m looking for 1 permit for June 6th, 7th or 8th.

    Sadly I have nothing to offer in return other than gratitude.

    Many thanks

    Joel

    joelbusher@hotmail.com or j.busher@uel.ac.uk or sms +447919276962

  430. Allison Searcy Says:

    Hello, all! I am looking for 1-4 of tickets for May 24th or 25th, even 26th wold work. I know it’s a long shot… not even sure if the cables will be up yet!

    -Allison
    allison.searcy.345@my.csun.edu

  431. Deanna Wietor Says:

    Thanks Mr. Half Dome for all that you are doing!!! It is a shame that scalpers have resorted to such lengths! Just wanted to be sure to thank you, especially all the great tips on hiking half dome!!

  432. Jessica Noss Says:

    I’m looking for up to 6 permits for July 8, 9, 10, or 11. I have lots of permits (4+ for each date) available to trade: August 6, 7, 9, and 21. As soon as I figure out when my group is going, I’ll give the extra permits to others who need them. Thank you!

    jmnsub@gmail.com

    • Brenda Belnap Says:

      I would love to have your 4 tickets for Aug. 6th. I have 4 tickets to trade for July 25th. I am climbing halfdome this year b/c I just had my 50th bday. Some of my friends are not available to go on July 25th. Hopefully this will work out for both of us. #559-362-2837

    • christine Says:

      Sorry I do not have tickets to trade I wasnt that lucky.If you could keep me in mind for one of the set of four permits that you wouldnt need. I would like to take my two boys and a cousin thats comin from seattle thank- you so much for your time. Christine

      cewoodruff@hotmail.com

    • Charles Says:

      Do you have three permits for August 6, 7, or 9 still available?

    • Sky F Says:

      Jessica:

      I have a need of 4 permits on the same day if you have any extras.

      Thank you, Sky

      Sfforestgump@aol.com

  433. Chris Says:

    We have three sets of Saturday permits to GIVE AWAY – July 2 / July 9 / July 23 (each set good for four people). We’re trying to spread awareness about a a couple trans-sierra treks to Whitney we are organizing. Become a fan and like the Facebook post at http://www.facebook.com/tsxchallenge for chance to win.
    Thanks!

    inspire@tsxchallenge.com

    • Chris Says:

      Reminder – We have three sets of Saturday permits to GIVE AWAY TONIGHT – July 2 / July 9 / July 23 (each set good for four people). We’re trying to spread awareness about a a couple trans-sierra treks to Whitney we are organizing. Become a fan and like the Facebook post at http://www.facebook.com/tsxchallenge for chance to win. Drawing will take place this evening.
      Thanks!

  434. Nancy Montes Says:

    Hi I am looking for 4 or 6 tickets for Saturday August 6. I have 8 tickets to trade for August 31. Here is my email monancy6@hotmail.com

  435. mladen zekic Says:

    Anybody have 2 permits for half dome hike for any day between June 25-July 2. It’s my 9th anniversary trip. Never been, can’t wait.

    mlzekic@hotmail.com

  436. Kathy Temby Says:

    I have 2 permits to give for Wednesday, June 15th. Email me at kathy_temby@att.net

  437. Karen Lewis Says:

    I need permits for Wednesday or Thursday, June 29 or 30. I could use 5 but will take whatever I can get. Please contact me if you have some available. Thank you very much.
    Karen
    951-378-1010
    lewmonst(at)hotmail

  438. Cate Sullivan Says:

    Hi,
    I am desperately looking for 2 half dome permits anytime in the first 2 weeks of June before moving to another part of the country. I would GREATLY appreciate anyone who has extra tickets. Thanks in advance!
    Catherine
    juvy1027@gmail.com

  439. Michelle Says:

    Desperate for 2 permits on the any of the following days: June 25, June 26, or any Friday, Saturday or Sunday in July. My hubby and I are trying to reconcile and we feel a successful hike would help us bond and rekindle our marriage. We attempted in 2009 but failed. Hoping someone can help us out.

    m.anne1982@gmail.com

  440. Grant Kraus Says:

    Would love 2 permits for July 20 or 21 so I can share Half Dome with my sister on her first trip to Yosemite. Thanks in advance, Grant

    grant.kraus@mac.com

  441. Kaylee Pineault Says:

    My family of 4 is looking to climb Half Dome anytime between June 20 and 25. It has been a dream and goal of ours for years, and we already have the cabin and flights booked. We used to live in the area and our kids have been looking forward to doing the hikes for a long time. Did not know about the permit system until today 😦 Please contact kaypin@udel.edu. Thank you!

  442. Nyla Westlake Says:

    Husband and I have always wanted to hike half dome. We finally made flight arrangements and hotel reservations and are now having trouble getting permits. We need 2 permits for June 18th, 19th or 20th if anyone has access

    nrwestlake@me.com

  443. David Says:

    July 27th. I could really use 2 Half Dome permits for July 27th. Please let me know if you can help me out.
    All the best,
    David
    4385956@gmail.com

  444. Christian Galanti Says:

    Hi All,

    I am an avid hiker and would love to hike this trail. I am going to Yosemite July 26 and I am in need of anywhere from 2-5 permits to hike HalfDome. Please contact me if anyone has anything available for that day.

    christian.galanti@Yahoo.com

    Thanks in advance.
    Christian Galanti

  445. Alex Krynicki Says:

    Looking for two or three permits, oh surprise, like everyone else. If you have two or more permits available, between June 30th and July 4th, please contact me at a.krynicki@att.net.

    thanks and happy trails,
    Alex

  446. yon Says:

    hi there,

    I am looking for permits for Aug 12. yontran@gmail.com

    Thank you

  447. Curtis M Says:

    Looking for permits for July 18 or 19, 2011 (Mon or Tues). In 2009, I stayed with my son who got scared on the zig zags while the rest of the party went up. Now I need a permit and can’t get one…

    Please help!

    hotmail@peehs.com

  448. Lori Says:

    Thanks to this great blog and a kind fellow hiker, I was able to get one permit for July 19th. I’m still in need of 3 more! I would like permits for any days from July 12-19th. Preferably on the 19th since I already have one permit for that day but will take any available and will put any extras back into the system. Please let me know if you can help!

    Thanks 🙂

  449. Barrett Steele Says:

    I have 4 permits for Saturday, July 16 that I can pass along to someone who is willing to help me get two or three Wilderness Permits for July 22 and 23. We’re looking for the Glacier Point to Little Yosemite Valley trail permit (who isn’t?). I wasn’t smart enough to snag that when I got the half-dome permits.

    Thanks!
    Barrett

    barrettsteele@hotmail.com

    • Scott Says:

      Barrett-

      I am confused. If you have a wilderness permit for backpacking the Half Dome permit is included. You DO NOT need additional permits for Half Dome. It’s like your “grandfathered in” by having a wilderness permit. Additionally, if you are going to be in the park on both the 22 and 23 of July.. you can also get the first-come, first-served wilderness permits for any trails. In order to do that you wanna be first in line at 11am at the permit office that issues that permit the day before you plan to backpack. Some people get in line early in the am. You should have no problem if you do so also.

      • Jessica Noss Says:

        I’m considering using this approach. How early do people begin to line up? If I’m trying to get Happy Isles –> LYV walk-in wilderness permits, is 7am early enough? Does everyone in my party have to be present to get the wilderness permits, or could some of them go on a day hike while a couple of us get the permits? Thanks!

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        How bad do you want it? Ever try to buy Pink Floyd tickets???

        One person will need to meet the Ranger at the Wilderness office….you will hear a short talk about the bears and he / she will ask about where you are going….If youare trying to scam to get HD access, you may be detected. They want the Wilderness Permits for people who want to go camping.

        Rick

      • Jeffrey Says:

        Hmm, I curious on this myself now. Are saying there a an X amount of permits available even for the Half Dome cables the day prior of the hike each day at the permit office assuming you get there early enough?

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        Yes…for all the possible trails that could include a HD hike, they have 100 available…..More than enuff….. again they are on the lookout for obvious hikers trying to scam just to get HD access.

        Rick

      • Barrett Steele Says:

        Hi Scott,

        Ah… there’s the rub.

        I did NOT get wilderness permits. (I didn’t do my homework to understand the requirements.)

        I DID get HD permits, but NOT wilderness permits. (I logged into the HD website right when it opened and got 4 permits for two different weekends.)

        So, my problem is that I’m allowed to hike up the cables, but I dont’ have anyplace to camp (tent camping) because the campsites are full, and I can’t camp in Little Y Valley because I don’t have a Wilderness permit. 😦

        Can anyone suggest how I and my buddies can camp in Yosemite from July 21-24 when we only have HD cable permits?

        I DO plan on standing in line at the ranger station to get next-day wilderness permits, but what if that doesn’t work out? What can we do? We’ll get there mid-day on July 21 and won’t have any place to camp that night (unless you can tell me another possibility). On July 22, early in the morning, we’ll stand in line to get wilderness permits for July 23 — but we won’t have anyplace to camp (again) on July 22. On July 23, we’ll hike to HD, acend, decend, and then we could spend that night in Little Y Valley (since we have the wilderness permit). Then we’ll return home on July 24.

        By that description, am I understanding the system correctly?

        Can anyone help me find a campsite (or any other lodging) in Yosemite for the nights of July 21 and 22?

        Like I said, I have 4 HD cable permits available to someone who can help me secure lodging for those nights. The permits that I can give to you are for the HD cables on July 16.

        Thanks!
        Barrett

      • Scott Says:

        Wilderness Permits = Backpacking Permits. Not be be mistaken for Half Dome in a Day tickets. The wilderness permit offices only give out backpacking permits the day before the trip or day of if any remain. This is NOT for doing Half Dome in only a day.

      • Michelle P. Says:

        Barrett-

        Do you still happen to have HD permits for July 16 or any range between 14th-20th? I am backtracking logs on this post in hopes of finding 2 permits. My friend and I are flying in from Boston and realized we need permit for HD. Noticed your post and thought maybe something fell through or you could be of help.

        Thanks in advance.
        Michelle

        email is michelle.pizzillo@gmail.com

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        Michelle,

        You will be better off emailng directly to the people … don;t expect them to wade thru the blog.

        Rick

  450. Ian Nomura Says:

    Need: 3-4 permits for JUNE, 4th or 5th

    I would be extremely grateful if you could help me out! Will gladly reimburse the fee! Campsite has already been booked…Coming from NewYork City

    Thank You!
    inomura@gmail.com

  451. Chanda Says:

    Hi,
    I am looking for 2 half dome tickets either on July 8 or July 10. And I will be able to trade one July 9 half dome ticket if needed.
    Thanks

    chandu_prabhoo@yahoo.com

    -Chanda

  452. Lindsey Meador Says:

    Hello Hikers: I was lucky to get 4 permits for August 14, for my 4 adult children who are going to hike Half Dome, and I need one more for the Old Guy (me) to go up with them. If anyone has one permit for the 14th to spare I will be eternally grateful and remit the permit fee. Thanks. Lindsey Meador. My e-mail is meadcrump@tecinfo.com

  453. Andrew F. Says:

    Hi, I am looking for up to 7 half dome permits for my group for august 1-5. Please email me if you have extras. Thanks !

    Andrew28@sbcglobal.net

  454. John Buxton Says:

    Hello,

    I am hoping to get two adult permits to hike Half Dome for sometime in early July, preferably the 5th, 6th or 7th. I would be forever grateful!

    Thanks,

    John
    johndavidbuxton@gmail.com

  455. Michael Says:

    Hi. I need 4-5 permits between June 14-16. My family is visiting me that week and it would be great if we could hike while they are here.

    I have 12 tickets on the following days in case anyone wants to trade?

    Aug 23 – (4) Permits
    Aug 29 – (4) Permits
    Aug 30 – (4) Permits

    -Michael

    richeydog1@yahoo.com

  456. Jackie Says:

    Hi everyone. I need one more permit for July 9th. If anyone has one extra, I would greatly appreciate it! My son’s friend has decided to travel to Yosemite with us and would also like to complete the hike.
    My email is j-jsnow@swbell.net

  457. Christy Sebastiani Says:

    I’m turning 30 on Aug 14th and I have a house in Yosemite Valley already booked for the weekend – I didn’t realize a permit was required to hike half dome so I’m now searching patiently for a few permits to hike half dome perferably on Friday Aug 12th but I’m willing to hike any day during that weekend. If you can help, I will be so thankful!
    Thank you in advance,
    Christy

  458. Jeffrey Says:

    Hello,
    I have 5 Half Dome cable permits for July 10th. Look to ONLY trade for at least 3 permits for July 9th.

    adeptjr@yahoo.com
    Thanks

    • Jessica Noss Says:

      Hi Jeffrey,

      If you end up having any extra July 10 permits, I would really appreciate it if I could have them!!!

      Thanks,
      Jessica

  459. Jame Reyes Says:

    Hello everyone!

    I’m flying in from Chicago next week…. and in the off chance that there are last minute cancellations… If you have 1 or 2 permits for HD for May 29, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE email me at jamie.reyes@gmail.com

    Unfortunately, I have nothing to trade. But I’d be happy to be your tour guide, if you’re ever in Chicago!!!!

    Thanks Much.
    Jamie

    • Eric Says:

      I think it’s pretty safe to say that the cables will not be up by May 29th. It’s snowing in Yosemite right now.

      • Jamie Reyes Says:

        Eric, you are so right! I just called and the ranger confirmed. 😦

        Thanks for the tip!

        Jamie

  460. yon Says:

    I already have my campsite booked but no permits. I need either Aug 12 or 13. I will cover the fees. Thank you.

  461. Danny Says:

    Hi Im looking for permits to hike half dome on june 12 or 13 for 4 or more please help..contact me at dtrancrx@gmail.com..

    Thanks.

  462. Marijan Says:

    Hi All:

    Anyone have permits for June 17? If so, happy to pay your
    fee costs. Thanks much. I can be reached at
    mpevecdc@earthlink.net

    Marijan

  463. Arash Mozaffarian Says:

    I need 2 permits for August 10 thru August 26. I would be most grateful if anybody could help us.

    I will gladly reimburse any costs required.

    I AM OPEN TO OTHER DAYS AS WELL…..I CAN BE FLEXIBLE

    amzengineering@Gmail.com

  464. Kathy Peck Says:

    I am DESPERATELY seeking 2 half dome permits for June 13th. I have one for myself, but need 2 for my friends. We are staying at the Curry Village tents.
    We have permits for July 4, 9, and 26 and June 16 to trade.
    PLEASE help!!!
    Kathy
    kbpeck@comcast.net

  465. Dale Says:

    If anyone has a permit for ANY WEEKDAY in late june, july or august i would love them. I would like a permit for all 4 people if possible. Willing to pay the fees. Thanks so much.

    honolua949@aol.com

  466. Sheila Says:

    I am still looking for Half Dome permits for either Aug 19th or Aug 20th. Please let me know if you have any available. I will gladly reimburse your costs. Thank you!
    Sheila
    Langonfamily@sbcglobal.net

  467. Andrzej Says:

    I’m from Europe and I’ll visit Yosemite in June.I look for possible permit for one person for 12th or 13th JUNE . I’ll very grateful for permits or contact with any guide or agency having such permits.

    ndrzej.przybylo@ab.pl

  468. Val Says:

    Hi,

    Anyone have one or more permits for June 15 or 16?
    If so, happy to pay your fee costs. Thanks.
    I can be reached at
    valfillies@aol.com

  469. Pete Says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for two (2) Half Dome permits on ANY of the following dates. If your group ends up coming up short, I would settle for one (not looking to be your hiking buddy, just the permit, ma’am/mister):

    August 11-15

    I have no Half Dome permits to trade. All I can offer is a charitable donation in your name, or my good will beam over the world wide web. Depending on where you life, I could buy you a beer/soda.

    If my buddy flakes on me, I MIGHT have a Overnight Mt. Whitney permit for October 21st entry. I would know that by the time August rolls around.

    Thank you for what ever anyone can do. Cheers

    peterediamond@gmail.com

  470. Patricia Says:

    Hi All,

    Still looking for two permits for either July 25 OR 26 (Monday or Tuesday).

    Thanks!
    Patricia – trissa@gmail.com
    510-816-0915

  471. Will Says:

    Hi,
    We are looking for permit for 4 people on the Tuesday 31st May2011.

    Sorry we don’t have any to trade.

    If you do have any available we will be grateful. Please contact me on snow.munki @ gmail.com

    Many thanks

    snow.munki@gmail.com

    Will

  472. Linda Says:

    We are from Florida and looking for Half Dome permits for August 23, 24, 25 or 26. We had already booked our trip and were unaware of any permits for this climb. As you know Florida is not really hike worthy and flatter then you can imagine. If anyone can help me please email me at – LMG8LCS@aol.com. Thanks

  473. Kimberly Says:

    Looking for permits for Sunday, July 31st.

    If anyone has any that they will not use, please contact me at kymberly.vo@gmail.com.

    Thanks!

  474. David Says:

    As I monitor this list trying to get passes for the day I would like to go I see this request and this list of permits which represents a huge part of our problem. Folks can’t get the tickets for the day they want to go so they just gobble up all the tickets they can in hopes of finding a trade. The problem is then those tickets are not available to the rest of us as they are just trade bait. Something is very wrong with the current system. Why can’t they just put a name to each ticket at the time you buy them and that is it. Seems too simple to me. What am I missing here?

    • Liana Says:

      I was thinking the deposit should be higher for unused tickets. There’s no risk of loss. We posted an ad on craigs list for permits and we had several scalpers contacting us trying to sell permits for $100 bucks a pop. People amaze me!

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        It’s been suggested to the park, but they do not want to price it out of reach of lower incomes.

        Rick

      • Katarina Nguyen Says:

        Hi Rick, if my comment says “awaiting moderation” what does that mean? Thanks!

        Katarina

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        I need to approve every post to the WordPress blog….to keep idiots off. It may take me some time to get on line. I live a Carpe Diem life and am pretty busy solving world problems.

  475. Roxanne Says:

    2011 is the Year of No Fear for me: I have an intense fear of heights and I want to climb Half Dome as a personal goal, however….it seems impossible now with the permit situation. Please help me out by selling me (at cost plus homemade cookie incentives) your extra/unused permits?!? here are my preferred dates:
    5/28-30 (will the cables even be up?)
    6/18-20
    9/2 – 5
    Pretty Please?? thx! Roxy
    rkkunz@gmail.com

  476. Morgan Campbell Says:

    I have 4 permits for each day of
    8/1
    8/2
    8/4

    and am looking to trade for
    8/11

    anyone?!?

    mraleighc@comcast.net

  477. Andrea Says:

    I am looking for 2 permits for May 30 to go with the two I already have, so our family of 4 can do Half Dome, if the cables get up.

    I would be forever grateful if anyone has two they don’t need.

    If so, email me at mountainbiker830@aol.com

  478. Scott Beals Says:

    I have two permits for Sunday, June 19 and would like to trade for two on any of the following dates: June 17 or 18.

    Contact me at bealscg@aol.com

    Scott

  479. Charles Says:

    I was wondering if you still have three half dome permits for August 11?

  480. Eva Selig Says:

    I am looking for 4 permits for August 20th if you’d like to part with any of yours. Unfortunately I have none to trade.

    eva.selig@gmail.com

  481. Oscar Brooks Says:

    I need two permits for July 8th 2011. If you have any available please let me know.
    Thanks
    oscarandlauren@gmail.com

  482. Audrey Says:

    I am in desperate search of 1-2 permits for Thursday, July 14 or Friday, July 15!

    If anyone has permits available for either day, please write to me at audreycw@gmail.com.

    Thank you!!

  483. Francesca Au Says:

    I am looking for 2 permits for June 2nd.
    Please help out!

    Frenchi131@yahoo.com

  484. Patrick Says:

    Looking for a permit for Half Dome on August 17th. First and possibly only time to California as I live on the East Coast. Would love the possibility to climb.

    Looking for 1 Half dome permit. Email f5pastorpatrick@yahoo.com or call 315-272-7110. Thanks.

  485. Bernadette Says:

    I am a 1st timer going to Yosemite and unfortunately found out too late that people have to book half dome permits way in advance…I know this is a long shot but if anyone decides to give up their permits any day between May 27-29 2011 I’d love to take them! Only need 2…

    bambilaxa@yahoo.com

  486. Aharon Says:

    We will be in the area from 7/31 to 8/7. We need 2-3 tickets.
    We are doing a cross country trip with the kids, seeing all the sites and many national parks, and it would be a shame to not be able to check this off our bucket lists.

    Many, many thanks,
    Aharon@grossmail.com

  487. Robert Grummer Says:

    I am looking for half dome permits for any day between July 25 and July 30. I have reservations in the park already. I hiked half dome some time ago and have been telling my 13 year old son about it for years. Always with the goal of one day hiking it again, with him. My wife and other son would like to get there also, but if someone can part with at least 2 permits I would be grateful.

    Contact me at sggab@aol.com

    Thanks in advance

  488. Rebecca Says:

    Hello,

    I’m travelling to California from UK in June with my husband – and we set aside a few days to visit to Yosemite (we’ve always wanted to go!) and really want to climb the half dome. I’m gutted i didn’t do enough research earlier to find out that permits were needed and now really disappointed not to be able to go.

    If anyone has 2x permits for 6th or 7th June i would be eternally grateful. We are staying at curry village – please contact me rebecca@iw2d.com

  489. 1117meyers@gmail.com Says:

    Hey, anyone out there with 1, 2, 3, or 4 extra permits for 6/15? Just in case they’re lingering in your hand, I would be happy to take them off your plate. We have a group of 25 and so far only 4 permits….please let me know, Julie Meyers, 1117meyers@gmail.com, 650-995-7294. Thank you.

  490. miner_coal@yahoo.com Says:

    Please help! Family vacation is going sour. my boys are super disappointed about not getting any permits for half dome. i was closed out for the month of august. does anyone have 3 permits for Aug 11th or 12th? Please. Thanks, rob

    miner_coal@yahoo.com

  491. miner_coal@yahoo.com Says:

    please help my family vacation. i am looking for 3 permits for half dome on Aug 11th or 12th. please help, thanks, rob

    miner_coal@yahoo.com

  492. rudyvval Says:

    I was looking for 2 permits for Tuesday August 16th. Tried to get myself but got locked out quickly at begining of the month.
    Thank you.
    You could reach me at : rudyvVal@yahoo.com

  493. Jen J Says:

    Looking to purchase 2 permits for half dome – August 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 or 27. Would be SO grateful (birthday climb – me 50th; son 16th)

    jen.c.johnston@gmail.com

  494. Adam Newman Says:

    Im looking for two permits between July14-17th

    Let me know
    Adam

    adamwn2000@yahoo.com

  495. Shannon Says:

    Hi I am looking for a total of 20 permits for Tuesday, August 9th. This is for a Rotary Youth Exchange. We have 20 German exchange students coming over and every year we have hiked Half Dome with them. If anyone has permits we would greatly appreciate them! You can contact me at : Shannon Duckworth
    E. Samuel Wheeler, CPA
    (209) 536-1218
    sduckworth@samwheelercpa.com

  496. Frank june17 Says:

    Hi there,
    I have four tickets for June 10 but I need tickets for June 17 i,m looking to trade the four on June 10 for two on june 17 .
    Thanks

    griffiths_prt@yahoo.com

    Frank

  497. Randall Carpenter Says:

    June 11th, 2011

    I need ONE Half Dome Permit !!!

    I was in search of 2 and i have aquired 1 so i still need 1

    Thanks in Advance !!!

    Randy 209-769-8107

  498. Randy Says:

    Looking for 1-4 permits for June 25th. have 3 days booked in upper pines, just need some permits! I do have 2 permits for August 16th id trade

    solidarityrecordings@gmail.com
    619-392-7594

    thanks

    Randy

  499. Tiffany Thiele Says:

    Hello,
    I am looking for 4 Half Dome permits for any day (they need to be on the same day though), June 22nd-25th, preferrably Thursday the 23rd. We already ahve hotel reservation, just looking for permits. If you have any please email: Tiffany_Thiele@snceagles.sierranevada.edu or call (775)336-9194

    Thanks,
    Tiffany

  500. Brandy Says:

    I am looking for 1 ticket for June 1st. I would really love to go all the way to the top. I have never been before. Thank you so much.

    Brandy
    keylee95@yahoo.com

  501. Mike Says:

    I will be in Yosemite on 5/31-6/1 with a group of 6. If anyone has a half-dome permit I would love to buy it!

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Mike – I don;t post any buy/sell offers…against NPS rules to sell the permits…it;s doesn’t matter…see today’s blog….cables WILL NOT be up then.

      Rick

  502. Vanessa Says:

    I am looking for up to 4 half dome permits for August 10th or 11th.

    Please email me if you can help. Thank you very much.

    a_happyness@hotmail.com

  503. john quinn Says:

    hi
    looking for 3 permits for August 9th or 10th

    mdjets@verizon.net

    410 465-2209

  504. Liana Says:

    I have two permits June 22nd; however, I would really like to trade for two on June 26, June 27, June 28, June 29, or June 30. Any of those days as long as there are two permits. If I can’t trade, I’ll use them, but I would really prefer due to current road trip planning to trade for the next week instead.

    Email me at LianaKolo@gmail.com if you want to trade for those days only.

  505. joelmalm Says:

    We have 3 permits for August 18, want to exchange for 3 permits for August 17th. Trying to get all hikers up on the same day.

    Joel
    joelmalm@yahoo.com

  506. Chris Says:

    I’m looking for 2 permits for Friday June 24th, 2011. You can reach me at cpowers7676@hotmail.com

    I don’t have any permits to trade, but my friend is a great baker and I’m sure she would bake you some cookies! She was really looking forward to hiking the Half Dome.

    Thanks!
    Chris

  507. Linda Says:

    I have one permit for June 22 and would like to trade for July 14th. Please email me at lindagutz@sbcglobal.net.

    Thank you

  508. Judith Adkins Says:

    Want permit for ANY DAY in September

    Don’t have faith that I’ll get any using NPS reservation so I am posting here ahead of time. I just need two, let me know if you have any luck.

  509. Angelica Cunningham Says:

    Looking for:
    4 (more) Half Dome permits for Tuesday, August 9
    or
    8 Half Dome permits for any one day in early August.

    Have to trade:
    4 on Thursday, August 25
    4 on Tuesday, August 9

    Please contact Angelica at acunningham@kilroyrealty.com.

    Thanks!

  510. David Hui Says:

    Hi,

    I am looking for 3 permits on any one of the Saturdays in July, ie: 7/2, or 7/9, or 7/16, or 7/23, or 7/30. It’s my first half dome hike, so I really, really hope some generous person here will offer. Let me know, thanks in advance.
    Contact me at
    davidhui@lakintire.com
    310-941-9996

  511. Vojin Says:

    Looking for 2 HD permits for June 8th, 9th or 10th. Please contact vojinm@hotmail.com Thanks!

  512. Cari Says:

    Searching for June 8 Wed 1, 2, or 3 permits, any will do thanks in advance!
    Contact : carihays@hotmail.com

  513. tom Says:

    our family with be in yosemite the week of june 13th. somehow, we managed to miss the whole permit thing completely?! – the ONE BEST HIKE – HALF DOME book we bought and read was silent on this issue :). anyway, we are still hoping to find up to 6 permits for either june 15th or june 16th to help make our yosemite family vacation everything we have hoped! thanks.

  514. Kathy Peck Says:

    There are 2 permits available for July 1. on the recreation.gov page as of 7 pm mountain time.

  515. Robert G Says:

    Will be in Yosemite July 25 to July 31. I hiked half dome years ago, and now have a family. My 13 year old son and I are in training for the hike, just one thing, I am missing permits. I need 4 for my whole family, but would be thankfull for just 2. Can anyone help? My email: sggab@aol.com

    Thanks,

    Robert G

  516. John Hurst Says:

    * LOOKING TO GET ONE PERMIT ANY DAY July 2011 *

    – Please contact me via email jchurst@live.com

    thanks folks!

  517. Vickie Says:

    Anyone have permits for halfdome June 17 18 or 19? Please contact me — vyshin@yahoo.com. Many thanks!!

  518. Rebecca Says:

    Looking for 4 permits for july26, or July 27 or July 28. Any of these days will work.

    Broth71@Verizon.net

  519. Tim Fellman Says:

    Need 1 permit for July 8,9,10,11 or 12…….PLEEEZ! Already have trip planned to Yosemite, but no permit for Half Dome.

    tarantulatim@hotmail.com

  520. Marijan Says:

    Anyone have permits for June 17? I would be
    happy to have them and pay the fees you
    have already paid. Thanx so much.

    Marijan
    mpevecdc@earthlink.net

  521. Tom Idiaquez Says:

    Looking for 2 permits June 13th!
    Providing the cables are up!

    lawdwrk@yahoo.com

  522. Christine Delfino Says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for 6 half dome permit tickets for July 25,26, 27, or 28. Does anyone have them? I really am looking forward to it. PLEASE let me know if ANYONE has them. Thank you!

    christinedelfino887@hotmail.com

  523. Risa Misawa Says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for 2 day permits for June 25th. I thought that our permits were included with our reservations at Curry village. I would really appreciate anything you can do.

    Thank you.

    Please contact me at Reinarisa@sbcglobal.net

  524. Saundra Rose Says:

    Hi all,

    Promised my brother we’d go to half dome this summer and could NOT get a reservation. September is a little too late for us.

    Help? I’m not picky and I’m very flexible!

    In need of just TWO (2) Halfdome passes for June, July or August on a Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun or Mon.

    I’d be stoked if you take hugs!

    Not picky! I might be able to even work out coming up on a week day – I’d love you forever if you have ANYTHING!

    Sandy

    (714)785-2976
    sandy.allison.rose@gmail.com

  525. Abhijeet Thatte Says:

    Hey,

    Have you got 5 permits for either June 04 or June 05?

    agentsmith.android@gmail.com

  526. Andy Bright Says:

    I am looking for 1 (one) ticket for June 22nd, 23rd, or 24th. I have wanted to do this hike my whole life and I finally got the money together to come out to California from Pennsylvania, only to realize that I can’t due to this permit. Please email me at andyvbright@gmail.com if you could help me out. I would appreciate it more than you’d know.

  527. Robert Says:

    I have two permits for June 8th I am looking to trade for either later June or early July. Please contact me at infinilux@yahoo.com if you have anything available.

  528. Beth Says:

    Hi

    Looking for two half dome permits for 14th and or 15th of august this year. Happy to reimburse service fees of course

    Thanks
    Beth
    Bethanwycherley@gmail.com

  529. Kathleen Masnec Says:

    I’m looking for permits for 4 to hike to Half Dome any day between 6/13 and 6/16/11. Contact me at katmask9@aol.com. Thanks!

  530. myng Says:

    My husband and I will be at Yosemite May 29-Jun 2. Needless to say, we don’t have half-dome tickets. Any ideas??

    myng29@aol.com

  531. Jeff Says:

    I am looking for a single permit on June 22. Please email me at txjeffbrown@yahoo.com if you have an extra! Thanks!

  532. Zachary Moore Says:

    I would like to get 3 permits for July 9th or 30th. Please let me know if any of these permits turn up i would be forever in you debt. You can reach me by my email blamen69@yahoo.com or call me at 760-613-1083. Thanks
    -Zach

  533. Carly Says:

    Hi, I’m looking for four permits for June 4th. If anyone has extra permits for this day, that would be a great help! Thank you! My email is adamscar8@gmail.com

  534. Dave Says:

    Looking for 2 passes for Aug 18.

    dmenon@gmail.com

  535. Robert G Says:

    Have reservations in Yosemite for July 25 through 31. Need 4 pemits for any day after the 25th, but would be thankful for just 2 permits. I made the hike years ago and now am in training to go with my 13 year old son. Please contact via email sggab@aol.com

    Many thanks in advance,

    Robert G

  536. Kathy Peck Says:

    I am still in need of one or two permits for June 13th or 14th.
    Please.
    Kathy
    kbpeck@comcast.net

  537. Megan Brazill Says:

    I am looking for two permits for June 1 or 2. Thanks!

  538. Jordan Says:

    Does anyone have any permits for the 7th, 8th or 9th of June? Im looking for 3, but will take any I can get. Email me at jdinardo20@gmail.com

    Thanks,

    Jordan

  539. Steve Caloway Says:

    Hi all! I am still looking for just one permit for Friday August 12th to hike Half Dome. We were fotunate to get 4 permiits for this day, but one person in our group is left out at this point. I would be eternally grateful to anyone who can help me out! I can be reached at scaloway@kraftfoods.com or (847)858-2661. Thanks so much!

  540. Don T Says:

    Still looking for any July 11th permits. I’ll gladly take July 9th or 10th as well. For trading I can offer Aug. 1 (8), Aug. 17 (4) or Aug. 24 (4). Thanks and you can contact me at donteichner@yahoo.com

  541. Rebecca Says:

    I am still looking for 4 permits July 26,27,28 or 29. I can reimb your fee. Thanks

  542. Brittany Morgan Says:

    Hello!
    Looking for 2-4 permits for any of the following dates: June 24, 25, or 26. Anyone have any??

    Please contact me at: brittanymorgan1@gmail.com.
    ps thank you Mr. Half Dome!

  543. Michael Says:

    Hi All,
    I hiked half-dome nearly 20 years ago and now that my son is old enough, I’d like to take him up this summer to experience the thrill. I’m gonna try the system on 6/1 for a September trip, but would much rather hike it in August. If anyone has 2 or more permits for August, I would happily and thankfully take them off of your hands. I can be reached at mikenix123@gmail.com

  544. Victoria Says:

    Anyone has a permit (or 3) for June 15 or 16th?
    If so, please contact Victoria at chouchnou_21@hotmail.com
    Thanks

  545. Cari Says:

    This blog gives me hope that awareness to have better accountability with permits will be seen by decision makers. Thanks Mr.Half Dome for this site!

  546. Rujuta Says:

    Hi!
    I have 4 permits for August 15th, Monday. I would like to swap them with 4 permits for the previous day, August 14, if anyone has them.

    Please write to me if anyones out there willing to give me permits for Aug 14th.

    krujuta@gmail.com

    Thanks a bunch!

  547. Jeff Says:

    My family is camping with another family in the valley and are looking for 8 Half Dome permits for EITHER Wed. June 29th or Thurs. June 30th. Please contact jeff_haakenson@yahoo.com if you have ANY available. Thanks!

  548. Brian Says:

    I’m looking for 2-4 permits for June 23 or 24. Thanks!
    Brian
    soikatron2000@gmail.com.

  549. Yeelo Says:

    Hello, I’m looking to trade up to 8 Aug 20th permits for another weekend. Anyone have weekend permits they would be willing to trade? Please email me if you have any available: yeelo.ng@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  550. Christine Delfino Says:

    Hello! I am looking for 2 permits on July 26, 27, or 28. Does ANYONE have them? I would greatly appreciate ANY help. Thank you! Please email me if you have any permits. christinedelfino887@hotmail.com

  551. Jessica Noss Says:

    I’m looking for 3 permits for July 9 or 10. I could use as many as 6, but even just one permit would be great! I have permits for July 25 and early-mid August available to trade, and I will gladly reimburse you the permit cost or make a charitable donation in your name.

    Also, if anyone has an extra campsite reservation for any night(s) between Aug 7 and 11, I would REALLY appreciate it! Thank you!

    jmnsub@gmail.com

  552. Daniel Says:

    My brother and myself would like to hike up “Half Dome”. If you have 2 permits available for 27th June I would appreciate if you would contact me. Thanks from two German guys!

    mrhalfdome@schniegler.de

  553. Wuta Beta Says:

    Hi I’m looking for 4-6 Half dome permits any day from June 18- July 9.

    wutab19@yahoo.com

  554. Naresh Bansal Says:

    I am looking for 2 permits for July 9th.

    Can offer 2 permits for July 3rd as a trade (yes the long weekend).

    naresh.bansal@gmail.com

    Naresh

  555. Steve Says:

    If anyone has 2 extra permits for any days July 25 -29, please let me know. Thanks in advance.
    Steve
    slsw2001@yahoo.com

  556. Kimberly Says:

    Looking for permits for Sunday, July 31st.

    Please contact me if you have any for that day you will not be using. Thanks!

    Kymberly.vo@gmail.com

  557. Paula Says:

    It will be my first time to Yosemite. I got the message about getting campsites booked early but didn’t realize I had to get a permit to climb half dome so far in advance. I am looking for two half dome permits for Monday, July 11 or Tuesday, July 12. Any help would be appreciated!

    paulazamu@hotmail.com

  558. Chris B. Says:

    Looking for up to seven permits for either Saturday June 25, 2011 or Monday June 27, 2011. Would be happy to reimburse permit costs. Family reunion in the park and could be last opportunity for Grandpa (so he says, lol). Appreciate your consideration.

    Contact Chris @ 541-607-2894 or chris.bevans@hotmail.com

  559. Jeff Says:

    Hi I am hoping for 3 cable permits for any day in the months of July or August. We have a group of 3 that would like to finish the hike and no tickets 😦
    If you have any feel free to email me at garetjax41@yahoo.com my name is Jeff. Of course willing to repay the cost of the tickets. Thanks in advance.

  560. Robert G Says:

    I am in need of permits for any day from July 26 to Aug1. I would be very grateful for 2 permits for my 13 year old son and I, but would love to have the opportunity to include my wife and other son (total of 4 permits). This is the 4th time I have posted and the only responses I have gotten have been offers to sell permits to me for 50 and 60 dollars apiece. Please help restore my faith in my fellow man. My email is sggab@aol.com

    Thanks for your consideration

    Robert G

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Robert,

      There’s no guarantees in requesting permits. My guess is as it gets closer to your dates, people’s plans will be firming up and might cancel.

      Good luck.

  561. Cheryl Says:

    Looking to find 2-4 half-dome permits for Wed. June 22, 2011….and hoping they come up with a better system for next year;-) thanks for creating blog! my email: travel4unotary@aol.com

  562. Dan Dan the Mountain Man Says:

    July 30th

    Hi fellow nature lovers,

    I am looking to head out to half dome with a group of 7 friends on July 30th. None of us have ever gotten to experience of the mountain and it would really be a dream come true if anyone happened to have some permits they would be willing to transfer over to us for that day. I have never been to Yosemite, and I think climbing half dome would be extremely refreshing after being stuck in the city all the time. If you have any available, I would be eternally grateful. If not, we still plan to explore the area, so any recommendations for alternatives to the semi-sphere silo would be awesome.
    ddriver76@gmail.com

    Thanks so much

  563. Mark Says:

    Hello All,

    I am sorry to hear that the cables will not be up for anyone with a permit this holiday weekend. However, my wife and I are in CA from PA and are going to make hay while the sun shines and head to the park anyway. If anyone is changing their plans and has a camp permit we could use anytime this weekend we’d greatly appreciate it! Thank you!

    markpbrill@gmail.com

  564. Arch Says:

    Hi fellow Half Dome enthusiasts,

    I’m looking for up to five permits for Tuesday, June 28 or Wednesday, June 29. If you have any available, please email archmeredith@gmail.com. Lodge already booked. Fingers crossed on permits!

    Thanks in advance,

    Arch

  565. Jacob Dodge Says:

    Hi I am looking for 2-4 cable permits for any day from July 1st thru Aug 15th. We have a group that would like to complete the hike for the first time. If you have any tickets my email is troopster123@yahoo.com and my name is Jake.

  566. Ryan Says:

    Hi! I am looking for 4 tix for any days May 29th – May 31st. If not 4, 2 tix will work as well. Thanks!

    ryan.l.estrada@gmail.com

  567. John Says:

    If any heroic individual is dying to rid him- or herself of just one permit
    for JUNE 19th or 20th, I would be forever grateful.

  568. Charles Geiger Says:

    Hi, I am interested in 2 permits for anytime in June, My email is charlesjg@ymail.com

  569. Megumi Says:

    I have 4 Half Dome Permits for Sun, July 17, 2011, that I would like to trade for 4 Half Dome Permits for either June 26/July 24/July 31. Please let me know!

    umihora@gmail.com

  570. suen Says:

    HELLO!

    Permits AVAILABLE for trade:
    Aug 13 SAT (6)
    Aug 20 SAT (4)
    Aug 28 SUN (4)

    Permits NEEDED:
    Aug 13 (need 2 total but interested in any #)
    Aug 20 (need 6 total but interested in any #)
    Aug 28 (need 6 total but interested in any #)

    Please contact me at: yummyramenbowl@gmail.com

    Serious Inquiry Only Please

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Suen,

      Can you identify who you are why you need all these permits for 3 successive Saturdays?
      This smells of a scalper – a statement like: Serious Inquiry Only Please
      seems odd for someone asking for permits.

      I’ll retain this post if you reply with a good explanation. Many readers are dying for just one permit and
      you seem to have 14 locked up and looking for more.

      Rick

      • suen Says:

        We’re looking to get a group of 10 to hike Half Dome–friends and siblings. We’re trying to get a total of 10 tickets on just of the listed dates. We ideally want to climb on Aug 13, but we are missing two tickets. Subsequently, the remainder of the tickets would be up for grabs for those who are interested.

        Thanks for monitoring the site Rick!

      • Wuta Beta Says:

        Seun, I am very interested if you end up with any left overs. I have a girl visiting and I want to do something special for her 🙂 (wutab19@yahoo.com or 559-790-4771)

    • Judith Says:

      Seun, I hope that you will be generous enough to let others have any of your leftover permits. A lot of us will be taking the chance and just do the hike in hope that someone on the trail will offer their unused ones. Half Dome hike is not that difficult but it isn’t easy either. Somehow I doubt that all of your party will make it to the top – best of luck!!

    • Tom Says:

      Suen,

      If you end up having any permits leftover for Aug 13th I would love to have them (even just 1 or 2).

      I’d be willing to share the campsite for a permit or two.

      I’ve never climbed HD and I have a camping spot already for the Aug 13th weekend. I just conquered Mt Whitney and I’d love to get the opportunity for Half Dome.

      Thanks,

      Tom
      brennan.thomas.j@gmail.com

  571. Larry Larson Says:

    I am looking for 2 tickets for a mid week day in July. The week of July 18th to the 22 is best.

    llarson@larsonagency.net

    LL

  572. Ryan Tucker Says:

    Anyone have extras between july 3-6?
    Just need 1
    Will pay service fee plus postage

    ryantucker43@hotmail.com

  573. Nathania Says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for 4 half dome permits for June 4/5. Please contact me at xspecialteamx@yahoo.com It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks you!

  574. melissa Says:

    hi there
    a friend and i are looking for 2 permits for either june 28th or 29th. we would REALLY appreciate it if you can help us out. thanks!!
    please email me at melissapatricelli@gmail.com. thanks!!

  575. Sky F Says:

    I am in need of 4 permits for any day this summer. If you are not going to use them please let me.
    Thank you.

    My email: Sfforestgump@aol.com

  576. Megumi Says:

    I have 4 Half Dome Permits for Sun, July 17, 2011, that I would like to trade for 4 Half Dome Permits for either June 26/July 24/July 31. Please let me know!

  577. Chris Says:

    Hello all,

    I was wondering if anyone has 2 permits to hike half dome for August 9th. I have the campsite, but couldn’t get the permits! Thanks.

    -Chris
    Chris.reed528@gmail.com

  578. Cindy Coco Says:

    Hello – I need 4 permits for half dome for any of the following dates: June 16, 17, 18 or 19 – we have everything else booked. We are coming from Chicago and planned this trip a year ago. I have been looking all over the web and just found this site today. Hopefully someone can come through for us.
    Please contact me at clcoco214@gmail.com Thanks!

  579. Cindy Says:

    Interested in 1 or 2 permits for either June 6, 7, 8 or 9. And wondering if a permit/pass is needed to stay overnight at Little Yosemite Valley camp. Looking forward to seeing the view from Half Dome some day, hopefully soon!

    ndykpetty@gmail.com

  580. Cindy Says:

    Interested in 1 or 2 permits for either June 6, 7, 8 or 9. And wondering if a permit/pass is needed to stay overnight at Little Yosemite Valley camp. Looking forward to seeing the view from Half Dome some day, hopefully soon!
    Please contact me at cindykpetty@gmail.com

  581. Tim Fellman Says:

    Looking for 1 permit for July 8,9,10,11,12,13,14 or 15. One permit for any one of those days would be really appreciated.

    arantulatim@hotmail.com

  582. Walker Says:

    Hi, I am looking for 1-4 permits for july 24th, or 25th…. My e-mail is walker.frank@hotmail.com. Please let me know,

    Thank You,
    Walker

  583. Jim Says:

    My son and 2 of his friends and I have HD permits for dayhiking on 8/9/2011. But we have no place to stay the night before. Of course by the time I secured those permits all campsites in the valley were taken. Does anyone have space for 4 of us for one night anywhere in the valley? We want to get on the trail by 5am so would be out of your way before you wake up! Thanks, Jim

    tech1932@yahoo.com

  584. Christine Delfino Says:

    Please anyone have permits for July 25, 26, 27, or 28! I am willing to pay for them! I am in desperate need for Half Dome Permits for myself and family :). Thank you for any help. Please contact me at (530) 409-7215 or email christinedelfino887@hotmail.com

  585. TD Says:

    I’m looking for 1 permit for July 8th. Please let me know thanks.

    email: littlethuyd@hotmail.com

  586. TD Says:

    I’m looking for 1 permit for July 8th. Please let me know thanks.

    email: littlethuyd@hotmail.com

  587. mu194@yahoo.com Says:

    I am looking for 1 (one) Half dome permit for Monday June 20, 2011.

    Please contact me at: taylorc194@sbcglobal.net

    Thanks
    Christopher

  588. Gus Atkins Says:

    Looking for 2 permits for August 1st. Have 4 permits for August 22nd to give up.

    Gusatkins@aol.com

  589. Rick Says:

    Hi. I need a Half Dome permit for Wednesday Aug 10 (1st choice) or Tuesday Aug 9. It will be for a party of 4. Please email me @ dt08412a@yahoo.com with the details if you have such. Thanks and best wishes.

  590. Jessica Says:

    Hi, I’m looking for 3 (or 2) permits for August 5th.

    Please send an email to blackberripie@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  591. Robert G Says:

    Still looking for 2 permits for any day July 26 to Aug 1. My email sggab@aol.com

    Thank you,

    Robert G

  592. Tommy Says:

    Hey I’m looking for half dome permits from July 25, 26, 27, or 28!
    Please email me at tommy_noonan31@hotmail.com

    -Tommy

  593. Tommy Says:

    Mr. Half Dome,
    Do you recommend checking the recreation.gov site for my wanted dates on a daily basis in case of cancelations? What other sort of action should be taken to find these permits? It seems a lot of the posts are being removed from craigslist. Are their any other known sites where people are posting their permits for trade/sale?
    Thanks!

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Absolutely….PEOPLE DO CANCEL. SO IT DEPENDS HOW BAD YOU WANT TO GO…CHECK EVERY HOUR. If they pop up you may miss….it’s a long shot…but a shot. They won’t save them for you.

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Tommy,

      Yes, check hourly if you really want to get the few permits that will be cancelled.

      The park prohibits the selling of permits, so I don;t put buy/sell offers on the blog. I edited yours.

      The park is shutting down Ebay and Craig’s List offers. This is the only place I know of the exchange or ask for permits.

  594. Steve S. Says:

    I would love only one Half Dome cable permit for any weekday (Monday thru Friday) after July 15. Please email to slsw2001@yahoo.com and include your quickest contact information. I check emails frequently. I will gladly reimburse your costs for the permit and postage if mailed to me. Be well.

  595. Steven Sloan Says:

    I have 8 for Saturday June 18, and need to switch for Sunday June 19

    Please let me know if this will work for anyone.

    steven.sloan7@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  596. Merlin Braun Says:

    Looking for two permits for any day between July 2nd -10th for half dome. Too bad my friend who climbed it years ago, didn’t know about the new permit system! (or forgot to tell us) I don’t have anything to trade unfortunately. Gladly pay the usual fees.

    email merlinbraun@gmail.com if you can help! We’re from Canada eh!

  597. philip Says:

    I need five permits for August 16, or 17, or 18

    ptolok@gmail.com

  598. Jim Says:

    My son and 2 of his friends and I have HD permits for dayhiking on 8/9/2011. But we have no place to stay the night before (8/8). Of course by the time I secured those permits all campsites in the valley were taken. Does anyone have space for 4 of us for one night anywhere in the valley? We want to get on the trail by 5am so would be out of your way before you wake up! Thanks, Jim
    tech1932@yahoo.com

  599. Kedric Says:

    Hi I looking for 4 passes any Saturday or sunday between June and the end of August. I don’t care when I just really really want to go.

    Emailkedric@gmail.com

    thanks, Kedric

  600. john quinn Says:

    Hi
    Looking to trade 4 permits for August 24th for 3 permits on August 9th or 10th
    please contact me at mdjets@verizon.net

  601. Heather Says:

    I’m taking my fiance out west for the first time and we’ve always dreamed of hiking Half Dome.
    We’ll be in the park from June 16th to the 20th. We only need 1 permit, but 2 would be great, too!
    If you have an extra permit please email me at heather.trick05@gmail.com. Thank you!

  602. philip Says:

    I have 4 permits for Mon June 06 2011
    I want to trade for August 16, or 17, or 18,
    email ptolok@gmail.com

  603. Arch Says:

    Hi – I desperately need permits (up to five) for Tuesday, June 28 or Wednesday, June 29. If you have ANY available, please email archmeredith@gmail.com. Happy to reimburse any expense. Lodge already booked. 🙂

    Thanks

  604. Pelen Wu Says:

    I am looking for 2 permits for Half Dome on any of these dates: July 18 or 19 or 20th. We would be eternally grateful if anyone out there can pass along extra or unused permits. Thank you!!

    My email is pelenwu@yahoo.com

  605. Jeremy Miller Says:

    I’m looking for half dome hiking permits for the dates between July 7-13 for 6 people. Any help is appreciated. My email is jeremy.jmb@me.com I am going up with family and want to do it all.

    jeremy.jmb@me.com

  606. Jeremy Miller Says:

    Looking for permit for dates between july 7-13 for 6 hikers for half dome .

    jeremy.jmb@me.com.

  607. Lily Says:

    looking for 2 permits for any day between 6/30 and 7/3. I will be more than happy to reimburse costs. I’ve been wanting to do this hike with my boyfriend for years now but he is a green beret and we found out only a week ago that he’ll have those days (and only those days in God knows how long) to come back to California, so it would be an understatement to say that I would greatly appreciate any leads you may have!

    Please email at: yummieli1yp0p@yahoo.com

  608. Jeremy Says:

    I am looking for 1 permit for any day between Sunday, June 26, and Wednesday, June 29, inclusive. Please email me at jeremy4000@gmail.com. Will happily reimburse expenses.

  609. johnny 57 Says:

    What Wally World is Closed!! I feel like Clark Griswald beacuse my son, daughter in law, 2 nephews and myself are traveling 2500 miles to stay in Yosemite and hike half dome on now we find out about the permit fiasco! All travel arrangment have been made months ago and now we have to try and find permits to hike on August 17, 18 or 19th. I would like to have 5 together but would take any number for anyone of those days. Please help out the Griswald”s!!

  610. Kathy Peck Says:

    It is getting closer to my arrival date of June 12 and I am still looking
    for 1-2 more permits for the 13. I have other dates available that I will return to the system after that date. If anyone can help, please.
    Kathy
    kbpeck@comcast.net

    • Victoria Says:

      Hi Kathy,

      If you have permits on June 15-16, and won’t use them, would you mind thinking of me?
      Thanks, Victoria

  611. Chris Heyn Says:

    NC to CA this summer. Looking for 1 or more Half Dome permits for any day of July 16-23. Contact me at heync18@gmail.com if you can help me out. Thanks, Chris

  612. Joshua Dowdy Says:

    Hi,
    I’m looking for 2 permits for anytime around July 4th weekend (one day between July 1st-5th).
    Much appreciated,
    Josh
    dowdyjoshua@gmail.com

  613. Roncarlo Says:

    Need 4 or more HD passes for either June 30 or July 1.
    roncarlo58@gmail.com

  614. Wuta Beta Says:

    Hey, I’m looking for some Half Dome permits for June 18. If anybody has a cancellation or doesn’t want theirs please contact me at Wutab19@yahoo.com or 559-790-4771

  615. Mark Says:

    I’m looking for 1 permit for July 28, 29 or 30. Please email me at 4Everest@bellsouth.net. Thanks.

  616. amanda Says:

    I know this is last minute, but I am looking for 2 half dome permits for this Wednesday June 1st. Please help, I’m in all the way from New York and didn’t realize we needed a permit.

    How do they go about checking the permits anyways?

  617. Bharath Says:

    Would anyone have any permits available for any weekend in August? I would much appreciate it! My email is bharath1028@gmail.com. Thanks!

  618. Brian Says:

    I’m hoping to find four permits for Sunday 8/14. If not four, would really take anything. It seems like even the secondary market for permits has dried up. Just scoured craigslist and didn’t see anything available.

    Please contact me at bbensch@gmail.com. Thanks.

  619. Mitchell Says:

    Hi,

    I’m looking for one permit for July 30th. Thanks!

    Mitch

  620. Clare Says:

    Hello,
    I am looking for two tickets for half dome any time between August 6-9. If anyone has unwanted tickets, please contact me at cllriley@gmail.com.
    Cheers,
    Clare

  621. Gary Says:

    Looking for as many as 5 permits for either June 14 or 15. Will take as many as you can provide up to 5. We’re already locked in to visit and didnt find out about the permits until it was too late. Thanks!

  622. TJ Says:

    My family and I will be in Yosemite Monday June 12 – Friday June 17 and are very interested in obtaining Half Dome permits. Are there any out there? E-mail: brown.thomasj@gmail.com

    Thanks

    TJ

  623. Alan Says:

    In search of 2 permits for July 16th. First vacation to West Coast with my girlfriend. Will fully reimburse. Contact me at poweral12@earthlink.net if you can help us out.

    Sincerely,
    Alan

  624. Megumi Says:

    Hi all,

    I have 4 passes for Sun, July 17, to trade for 4 passes for another weekend date. Please post a reply if you have 4 weekend passes to trade. Thanks!

  625. Mason Says:

    Please o please. Looking for 2 passes. Any day between Monday July 25- Friday July 29th. My girlfriend and I will trade high-fives, hugs, or cook you a meal if you’re in the park on those dates.

    Please contact me at: mason.yost@gmail.com or call 321.302.9333
    many thanks.

  626. Stephanie Says:

    If anyone has tickets for June 7th or 8th 2011 that they can not use that would be great. I would need 4 and my contact is ssvasquez2@gmail.com. Thanks so much!!!!

  627. Tony Barr Says:

    Hello, we are looking for half dome permits for July 8th. If you have any available, please e-mail me! Thank you. Tony

    acbarr@comcast.net

  628. Stefanie Says:

    Looking for up to 3 permits for August 15th, 2011. The rest of our group has them, but we missed out. Please let me know if anyone has permits available for that day.

    stefpman@comcast.net

  629. Jooseong Says:

    I have 8 permits for August 1st.
    Trying to trade these for permits on any Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday on or before August 15th.

    contact info: luxewiz@gmail.com

  630. Steve Caloway Says:

    I am in need of 1 permit for Friday August 12th and can trade up to 4 permits for Monday August 15th. If interested in a trade contact me at scaloway@kraftfoods.com

  631. Jose Albarran Says:

    hello i was looking for 2 permits for the 6th,7th or 8th of july.
    i thank so much if any one can help me out.

    albarran58215@gmail.com or 408-840-1093

  632. Audrey Says:

    If anyone out there has 1-2 permits for July 13, 14, or 15, please please please – I will extremely grateful for them!

    Thanks! Audrey

    audreycw@gmail.com

  633. Audrey Says:

    If anyone out there has 1-2 permits for July 13, 14, or 15, please please please – I will be extremely grateful for them!

    Thanks! Audrey

    audreycw@gmail.com

  634. Claire Crownover Says:

    Hi-

    I am traveling with a group of friends from Georgia and Tennessee to Yosemite the week of June 20. If anyone has 4 Half Dome permits available for 6/21, 6/22 or 6/23, please let me know. I appreciate your help! You can reach me at: suclairec@hotmail.com or ccrownover@brennanandwasden.com

    Thanks so much- Claire 🙂

  635. Steve Says:

    Hi I need 5 permits for any day from June 11-18. E-mail is svm5@duke.edu Thank you and happy hiking

  636. Rich Says:

    I am looking for 4 permits for August 27. I already booked my campsite, but did not get permits. Does the backpacking permit really allow you on the cables? Email me: richj55@gmail.com

  637. Anette R Says:

    Hi. We are two people from Norway looking for two permits for Monday the 13th of June. If anyone could help us with that, that would be great! Email or call 6194086549. Thanks

    s071676@stud.nhh.no

  638. Irene Says:

    I am planning to hike Half Dome with my friend on Sunday July 3rd but we don’t have a campsite to stay. I have two (2) more permits for Sunday July 3rd and am looking to trade, or more likely share, a campsite for the holiday weekend. We are looking to stay from July 2nd and leaving July 4th. Hope someone can help us out! Please email me at finding.porpoise@gmail.com.

    Thanks,
    Irene

  639. Johnny Says:

    hi everyone! i’m need 4 permits for june 20 2011. please, if anyone has any available it would be greatly appreciated. i will pay for the service fee. thanks johnny.

    i can be reached at jvan143@gmail.com mailto:jvan143@gmail.com or 415-624-7621

  640. brittam Says:

    taking my two younger sisters on a girls trip to yosemite before i move away, under the impression we were hiking half dome…if anyone has permits during the days of june 14/15/16 i am looking for 3 please. please contact me if someone has permits on these days that they will not be using. thank you for your time and consideration
    brittabaynes@gmail.com or 7605253400

  641. Victoria Says:

    Have 3 permits on August 19. Would like to trade them for 3 permits on June 15 or 16. Please contact chouchnou_21@hotmail.com
    Thanks and good luck for the hike !

  642. Freddy SU Says:

    I’m looking for 5 permits for June 24th or 25th, if you’re going to cancel, please contact me. Thanks
    fuwei.su@gmail.com

  643. Marco Says:

    Despite being on recreation.gov at 7am PST on the dot, couldn’t get Sept permits! Please let me know if you have 3 spare permits for Sept 3, 4 or 5. I’d like to take my 2 sons up for their first ascent :). marco_crolla@yahoo.com

  644. Megan Says:

    Hi,

    I am looking for 2 wilderness permits to stay at Little Yosemite Valley campground on Saturday, September 3rd. We want to do Half Dome on the 4th and stay the night before. I tried to get them this morning when the September day-passes went on sale, but they were gone in 10 seconds! We’re getting married in Yosemite next summer, and we really want to have dome Half Dome by then! So if you see or know of anything available, please let me know! Thank you so much!

    megkee@sbcglobal.net

    • Scott Says:

      If you were looking for Wilderness Permits on recreation.gov at 7am this am, then you were in the wrong place. Wilderness Permits are for backpacking and staying overnight in the wilderness and are issued by the Wilderness permit stations. Half Dome Day Use permits are seperate and those are what are available online at 7am on the 1st of the month like this am.

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        Go to the Yosemite NPS website and read how to get Wilderness Permits. If you get one and specify that you are doing the HD trail from one of the logical access trails, you will get a permit to go up HD. 100 per day are available.

        Good luck.

    • Megan Says:

      Thank you for the responses. Yes, I was on the website at 7am trying to get the day pass for Half Dome for September 4th, but since we were not able to get those, we are wanting to get a Wilderness Permit to camp and then climb the next day instead. I’ve been watching the full trailhead reports, and so far every day in September is taken.

  645. Katarina Nguyen Says:

    Hi! I have a group (half coming in from southern california, the other from the north) and I am looking for 11 hiking permits for half dome on (or around) September 7th. If anybody knows someone selling ANY permits, please let me know and contact me asap! knguyen247@gmail.com / kgn001@ucsd.edu
    thank you so much!

  646. voteNov4 Says:

    Hi:

    Looking for 5 permits to celebrate a 50th birthday on top of half dome for 9/9, 9/10 or 9/11. Quite frankly, we could probably swing any Friday-Monday in September if permits were available. ayu@speakeasy.org is the email.

    Thanks

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      50?? Big deal… you make it sound like you have a foot in the grave. Keep hiking.

      rick ( way older than you)

      • voteNov4 Says:

        I’ll keep hiking…but I’d like to do it with my family and with three pre-teen and teen daughters, hiking with the old folks may soon not be on their agenda. (And when the hiking bug bites them again in their 20’s, I don’t know if my knees will hold out coming down the step switchbacks.

        Thanks for hosting this site. It’s very helpful and I hope it will yield some permits.

  647. Sky F Says:

    TRADE WANTED!

    I have tickets for September, but I will be back in school by then. Would like to trade for earlier date.

    Looking for:

    Any date in July or first week of August. Need 4 permits on same day.

    Have to trade:

    Sept 3rd (4)
    Sept 6th (4)
    Sept 8th (4)

    Once I have traded for an earlier date, I will give away my extra permits.
    Thank you, Sky
    Sfforestgump@aol.com

  648. Steve Skoblicki Says:

    Hello All

    I am looking for 2 Half Dome permits for 9/10/11 or 9/24/11. We already have a great campsite for those weekends, but were unable to score permits even though I attempted to do so at exactly 7:00 am. We would be EXTREMELY grateful.
    Please contact me at skoblicki@gmail.com if you are able to help. Thank you!

  649. Kevin Says:

    I am looking for 4 tickets for Sept 16, Sept 17, Sept 18, or Sept 19. If you have any, please contact me at kevinxlu@yahoo.com. Thanks!

  650. Julie Herrick Says:

    Does anyone know the procedure for giving your permits to another person? Do you have to change the name (and how?), or can the recipient just show the rangers a permit with someone else’s name and be allowed to pass?

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      I’ve told thepark that there is no written process for giving permtis…..they will let me know the OFFICIAL method. here’s mine…..

      make a copy …write your name and say..”.Permit for XXXX given to XXXXX on June XXX for a HD hike on XXXXX.” Sign it and mil to them….get their contact info in case they are scalpers and just copy it….. then mail it to them. They make the correct XXX copies for thier party. They write their name in the box that sez GROUP LEADER.

      • Saundra Rose Says:

        Where will this be posted? I’m planning to trade tickets and want to make sure that I do it correctly so that neither of our plans get messed up!

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        HUH? Your request is posted on my blog…here….

        Rick Mr HD

      • Saundra Rose Says:

        Sorry! I meant to ask if the park gave you an estimate on when they would get back to you with the official method.

        I think we may just go ahead and use your method of transferring tickets though. 🙂

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        Nope…they have bigger fish to fry…. remember, they are “government” just use my .29 cent method…

      • Judith Adkins Says:

        Mr. Half Dome

        Thank you for the tip (ref. post on 5/20) I got online and successfully reserved a couple of pair of permits on the morning of June 1st. I nearly lost my chance when I tried to be picky about the date, luckily I got back in a were able to make my reservations. By the time I was done with the process of inputting my payment information, all permits for the whole month was reserved. CRAZY! Do you think so too?

        Anyway, you can delete my (posts) request for permits as I will no longer need it! Have a nice day!

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        Judith,

        Crazy?? Wasn’t the whol e process fun for you? Kinda like waiting to open your Christmas presents? Anticipation and excitement. Do it all again July 1 for October permits. :>)

    • Sheila Says:

      Mr Half Dome –

      Your copy then mail trade method sounds good. Or in person if the 2 parties live close. I wondered, is there also a way to complete a trade online by sending permits to someone via the recgov website?

      Again, thank you for this Blog!

      – Sheila

      • mrhalfdome Says:

        No – you have to contact rec.gov on the phone and cancel.

        Check this doublespeak on their website….

        •Changes to On-Line Reservations can only be made at our Contact Center via 877.444.6777.
        •Cancellations can be made On-Line or via our Contact Center.

  651. Saundra Rose Says:

    Hi all,

    Back again. I need 4+ tickets for Saturday, September 10.

    I have to trade:

    4 Tickets for Sunday September 11
    4 Tickets for Thursday September 1

    Sandy

  652. Michaela Says:

    Hi,

    I was online at 7am this morning to get permits, but all the weekends in September were unavailable within 2 minutes!!!

    If anyone has tickets anytime in July or August, OR a weekend in September, that would be great!

    Send me an email: michaelabaer@sbcglobal.net

    • Michaela Says:

      I ended up watching the site all morning, and I was lucky enough to be able to get 4 permits for Sunday, September 25th! If anyone has any extra permits that they will not be using on that date, SEPT. 25th, please contact me by email: michaelabaer@sbcglobal.net
      THANKS!

  653. Audrey Says:

    Hi, I need (up to 4) permits for Sept 4. Email me at audreytji@hotmail.com. Thanks!

  654. Alan Says:

    Still looking for 2 tickets for Saturday July 16th, Wednesday July 19 would also work. Cant quite fathom traveling across the country and not being able to hike the most notable trail. Thanks in advance for anyone willing to sell/trade as me and my girlfriend would be exstatic. Offering trade for 2 Friday September 30th permits.
    Please contact me at poweral12@earthlink.net if you are able to help us out.

    Many Thanks,
    Alan

  655. Jim Faulconer Says:

    I have permits for 2 people on September 18 and permits for 2 on September 20. I am anxious to trade either date or both for September 7. Please contact me at jimnan451@aol.com Thank you.

  656. Chris Says:

    Hi –

    I was able to get 4 permits for Sept 6. Unfortunately, that date does not work out so great with others in the party. It would be awesome if I could swap for 4 permits on Sept 1 or any day that week (August 29-31).

    Thanks!

    Chris – starshptroopr@yahoo.com

  657. TJ Says:

    I have 2 permits for Sunday June 5th and 4 for Saturday September 3rd. I would love to trade for 1-6 permits between June 14th and 17th. Please advise!

    brown.thomasj@gmail.com mailto:brown.thomasj@gmail.com

    -TJ

  658. Jim Faulconer Says:

    I have 2 permits on September 18 and 2 permits on September 20. I will trade either date or both for 2 permits on September 7. jimnan451@aol.com Happy trails

  659. Rich Says:

    Looking for 4 permits for September 3. I tried to get them this morning with no luck. The website kept crashing. Email me: richj55@gmail.com.

  660. MP Says:

    I need two permits for hiking Half Dome on September 17th, 2011.

    mattpiven@gmail.com

  661. Wuta Beta Says:

    I have September 2nd & 23rd permits that I’m willing to trade for any date between June 18 & early July (wutab19@yahoo.com)

  662. Christopher Jones Says:

    Hello, my name is Chris and I’m from the UK.

    I am looking for 2 permits for Friday 9th September so my girlfriend and I can climb the half dome.

    We’ve been training for nearly 8 months so far to get in shape so were really disappointed when we were unbal to get the permits we needed on the website today.

    My phone number is +44 7540 622 599 or +44 1202 682514 and my e mail address is cmj_28@hotmail.com.

    This was to be the pinnacle of our 2 week vacation so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Many Thanks!

    Chris J

    • Chris Jones Says:

      Just wanted to post a reply to say that we have very kindly been sent the permits we needed for the 9th September by Christy from Florida, thanks so much for your help!

      Also big thanks again to Mr Half dome for setting this page up to enable people to get the permits they need with the help of each other.

  663. Jim Says:

    Flying from Florida, Looking for half dome climbing permit for 2 in August Any of these days: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28. Would be much appreciated as we don’t get out to the west coast often. I can be reached at jb0c1m@gmail.com. Thank You.

  664. Meliza Says:

    I’m looking for two permits for September 26th. I have two permits for September 28th to trade with.
    Thanks!
    Meliza
    meliza369@yahoo.com

  665. Kate Budd Says:

    I need 4 half dome permits for Friday Sept 16, Sat Sept 17 or Sunday Sept 18. Please call or email me at katebudd@gmail.com or 619-985-4869. Thanks!

  666. John Q Says:

    I am looking for hiking permits for September, 2011. If you have some available, please contact me at johnquinones@hotmail.com. Put Half Dome Permits in the subject line so I can recognise the response. Thank you for your time. -John

  667. Arch Says:

    HAVE: 4 permits for Thursday, September 8

    WANT: 4+ permits for Tuesday, June 28 OR Wednesday, June 29

    Please email archmeredith@gmail.com. Thanks

  668. Mason Says:

    Hi fellow half-dome hopefuls. I have 2 permits for July 4 and I’m looking to trade them for 2 permits for any one of the single days below:
    July 25th (Mon)
    July 26th (Tues)
    July 27th (Wed)
    July 28th (Thurs)
    July 29th (Fri)

    Please contact me if you’re able to trade for any of those dates.
    Many thanks,
    Mason
    cell: 321.302. 9333
    email: mason.yost@gmail.com

  669. Natalie Says:

    Hi Everyone,

    I was lucky enough to get 3 permits for June 19th from a nice lady on this blog (thanks Merry!), and then even luckier to stumble on 5 for another day. I have given away two of the three, but I have one left for June 19th. If you want it, post here and let me know enough to know that you are not going to just sell it!

    Thanks!

    Natalie

    • linda Says:

      Hi Natalie,
      I just posted a request below (awaiting moderation) for June 22-June 30 for my two teens and husband. I don’t mind staying below w our toddler…I just really want my teens to see HD! If you get lucky with any more passes, please think of us, thanks! Linda

    • k@ Says:

      I would love to take your extra tickets off of your plate for June 19th. Me and a close friend are looking to do this together as a dream of ours. It would be super amazing to secure 1 or 2 permits. It would be extremely appreciated.

      Thank you!

      Please email me at krondox@gmail.com.

  670. Sheila Says:

    I have many September permits to trade! I bought and printed them this morning. I AM ONLY INTERESTED IN TRADING FOR 8/19 AND 8/20. I will give or trade any of my EXTRA Sept permits only AFTER I have the Aug ones I need in my hands. I have a family reunion/birthday weekend planned from a year in advance and desperately need 8 permits for Aug 19th and Aug 20th. If you have these Aug permits, email me at Langonfamily@sbcglobal.net Thank you!

    • Chris Jones Says:

      Hello Sheila,

      I hope you have luck in finding trades for the dates you want. If you do have any permits left over after you have the ones you need, I am looking for 2 permits for Friday Septmber 9th.

      Would really appreciate it if you’d consider us

      Best of luck

      Chris J

      cmj_28@hotmail.com

    • James Says:

      Sheila,

      My new wife and I are trying to hike Half Dome for our honeymoon weekend (Sept 3rd or 4th). They sold out very fast today. If you have any left over, please contact me at scu2go@aol.com

      Thank you,
      James

    • Saundra Rose Says:

      Hey Sheila,

      Do you have September 10?

      I’m looking to trade for 4+ Saturday, September 10 tickets (or any number of tickets on that date) if you’ve got them.

      I don’t have what you’re looking for, but I’ll at least offer. Here is what I have:

      4 tickets for September 1.
      4 tickets for September 11.

      If you end up getting what you need and happen to have some tickets for September 10, I would love to take them off your hands (and can reimburse the permit fee). Also, in the off chance you find someone who wants to trade their August 19/20 tickets for September 1 or 11, we could make a three way trade!

      Sandy

  671. Joseph Says:

    Hi,

    I’m a graduate student at Berkeley with some friends visiting from Trinidad and we just booked a trip to Yosemite, but couldn’t get enough permits for half dome :(. If you’d be willing to transfer it, please let me know!

    We’re looking for permits Sunday Sep 4 (potentially Saturday Sep 3). Please contact me at josephjaywilliams AT gmail.com, or 510 501 7884.

    Thanks a lot!

    joseph

  672. Lori Says:

    Well…again, I must say this is a horrible messed up process. People scrambling for permits on dates they won’t use in hopes of trading for something when they had planned to go?? Chaos. Irregardless, I see no other option. I have permits for September 20th and September 15th for trade, one permit each day. I will hold these in hopes of a possible trade until the end of the month and then I will relinquish them to whoever needs them. THE DATES I NEED: July 12-19th…4 permits for any of those dates.
    Again I will say it loudly, this process sucks!!

    epitomeofred@hotmail.com

  673. Mitch Says:

    It’s a cruel irony that someone trying to have a wilderness experience has to first negotiate the perils of a technological traffic jam. I was on the NPS site promptly at 7am and repeatedly selected any open dates and every time was shut down by high site traffic.

    I am looking for one (or two) permits for pretty much any day in September. pelicanflyt@verizon.net

  674. Susan Says:

    I have 8 permits for Sept 12, 1 for Sept 9, 1 for Sept 20.

    Would like to trade for 8 or more permits on any Fri, Sat, or Sun. email is deprivedmuse@yahoo.com

    • Lori Says:

      You wouldn’t happen to want to trade one for the 22nd for one for the 20th would ya? I have one for September 22nd.

  675. STEPHANIE Says:

    I am looking for 2 permits for Sept 9th (preferable) or Sept 10th. Please send me an email at SGAGNON50@GMAIL.COM. They all sold out in about 5 minutes, When I went to book the ones I had reserved, it said there was an error and would not let me continue. Any help would be great!

  676. Laura Friedman Says:

    I am looking for a minimum of 4 and hopefully 6 permits for September 16th or September 17th. It is my husband’s big birthday and this is how we are all dying to spend it. We already have lodging in the park and we already have our flights from New York. Please take pity on a woman who was parked at her computer at opening time at 7pt today and still didn’t get them.

    lbfriedman322@gmail.com

  677. Wuta Beta Says:

    Everybody should email the main man at nps.gov, I just did and you never know what may happen if enough of us voice our concerns and opinions. Mr. Half Dome if you could post his contact info on my post please…

    ( I’m still seeking permits for anytime between June 18 and early July, if anybody is willing to trade for September permits or has extras let me know wutab19@yahoo.com, I have girl visiting who I’m trying to take to some of the top California sights this summer and my buddy is getting married and a few of my newly wed friends and I want to go up really bad and I think it would be a special trip for us all :))

  678. Frank P. Says:

    Hi,
    Looking for ONE or two (desired) tickets for any weekday between Sept. 14 to Oct. 19. Preferably mid-week, but at this point I’ll take anything!!

    Pl