YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (CBS13) – The daily lottery for permits to ascend the Half Dome Cables in Yosemite National Park opened Wednesday, May 9 for the summer season.

Applications are accepted online only for the daily lottery two days in advance of the intended hiking date. There are a limited number of permits issued daily. Day use permits won’t be issued in person through any office in Yosemite National Park.

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Overnight use permits are available through the Yosemite National Park Wilderness Center.

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The Half Dome Cables will be in place for visitors to use starting Friday, May 11.

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The lottery runs from 12:01 am-1 pm. Lottery applicants can request up to six permits. A $10 application fee is charged for each application. A $10 permit fee is charged for each permit issued.