Beware of thieves

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

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     There is evil among us. Some of you have been approached via email by “Reserve Yosemite.” This is a totally bogus scam to get you to buy scalped camping and Half Dome permits. There is no such legit organization as Reserve Yosemite. Here’s what their “friendly” bait looksl ike – don’t nibble.

Fellow Hikers

Are you or your family/friends still looking for Half Dome permits or valley floor campsites in Yosemite National Park this summer?  I may be able to help for a premium service fee.  All reservations will be fully updated to your name to comply with the new required ID check-in policy (yes, it is possible).  If you do not support American capitalism, please ignore this email and your email address will be automatically removed from the list. 

      And another one – some clown is impersonating me on Craig’s List, trying to sell HD permits. He is asking you to reply to I am at The name “Mr Half Dome” is trademarked and any unauthorized use is a federal offense. So if any scoflaws are reading this and trying to bilk people, I suggest you cease and desist. The Park Service (read Dept of Justice) is close to nabbing you and your head will be on a stake for all others to see. Have a nice day.

Resale of this permit is a violation of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, section 1.6.

 Here’s clip from the “The 3 Stooges go to Yosemite” on July 3. What was he thinking?


Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Keep close to Nature’s heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  –  John Muir 

*MrHalfDome™- Rick Deutsch –


7 Responses to “Beware of thieves”

  1. Dean Says:

    Might be tricky getting the Feds onto our ReserveYosemite chum…looks to my amateur eye that he might be scalping from Moscow of all places.

    • mrhalfdome Says:


      What do you say that? Cool, we;re now talking the CIA, Interpol, the UN and Boy Scouts on the case.

      • Dean Says:

        IP address in the mail header points in that direction, though I’m no expert in these matters and mail headers can be faked quite easily I believe.

        I have a feeling this is genuine though, particularly when you look at the strange “American capitalism” reference.

  2. Al Laurente Says:

    good riddance … no royal couple in Yosemite

  3. Matt Says:

    I also got an email from “reserve yosemite”. I promptly forwarded to the rangers at Yosemite as I have done with other various scalpers. I got a fairly swift and thankful reply. Hopefully they get what’s coming to them.

  4. Roberto Hernandez Says:

    Anybody here own one of those giant RVs? The really big ones can be really tricky to park.

  5. Carlos Ramirez Says:

    Hey guys I’m looking for 2 permits to half dome on 8/8/2011 310-876-9767

    Peace C

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