YOSEMITE (CBS13) — After delaying the Half Dome preseason permit lottery, Yosemite National Park announced Tuesday that the lottery will open at 7 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 13.

The lottery was previously delayed as the national park transitioned to a new provider. The lottery to get permits to ascend the subdome steps and the Half Dome cables are usually available on March 1.

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Park Rangers install the cables each spring and take them down each fall. Typically, the cables are up from May to early October.

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Permits are distributed by lottery on Recreation.gov. Hikers can get permits in the preseason lottery, with 225 permits available, and daily lotteries through the season.

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For the latest information on the Half Dome preseason lottery, please visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/hdpermits.htm.