Permit Cancellation Blues

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

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     In follow up to some frustration expressed by blog readers who experienced trouble trying to cancel their permits via, I contacted the YNP Project Office and I’d like to relay what they said. It is easy to cancel your permit online, provided you have not printed it or tried to print it. For obvious anti-counterfeit reasons, once the system thinks you have printed it, it won’t allow you to cancel it.

1) Don’t print your permit until you know you will use it. If you have trouble printing your permit you can just bring the first page of your confirmation email to show the Ranger at Sub Dome.

2) Cancelling is easy on line. Many people are doing it and their permits are being resold and used. An average of 25 permits per day on weekdays and 13 on weekends are recycled.

3) If you have printed your permit, or tried to print the permit, then you can use this blog or even Craig’s List (DO NOT SELL) to give your permit away.

4) If you are coming to the park, with extra printed permits and will be here at least the day before the date on the permit, you can turn them in to the Valley Wilderness Center (In the main valley) or to the rangers at the Happy Isles trailhead (near the Merced)  and they will go into the system and add those unused permits back into the inventory for the day.

Today’s webinar at 3 pm was a bomb.  The park announced yesterday that:

A short presentation on current plans and ongoing projects will be presented at 3:00 pm and will be broadcast via webinar at

I humped to get to a Panera Bread so I could be on-line at 3 pm. I’m speaking at REI Concord tonight.  I hoped to hear an update on the projects…at 3 all I got was the tail end of the Open House.  All I that was presented were the titles of the projects.  AARRGGHH 

To see a neat high speed video of a drive up the tioga road a few days ago – go <here


Unrelated thought worth quoting: I woke up in a Soho doorway, a policeman knew my name. He said ‘You can go sleep at home tonight iI you can get up and walk away.’ Who are you? Who, who, who, who?” – The Who

*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch –


6 Responses to “Permit Cancellation Blues”

  1. Roberto Hernandez Says:

    Wow! Lots of snow on Tioga yet toward the East entrance station. All the high sierra camps closed yet?

  2. ewingh8 Says:

    I am looking for 2 permits, can anyone help? Thank you.

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