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Half Dome Cables
September 13, 2005 04:28PM
Does anyone know when the scheduled date is this year to take down the Half Dome Cables. Is it always BY October 15th, or is it dependent on weather conditions?

Thanks!





Bill
avatar Re: Half Dome Cables
September 15, 2005 12:22PM
The actual date depends on weather and available personel.

avatar Re: Half Dome Cables
September 23, 2005 02:24PM
The cables are scheduled to come down on October 11th if the weather permits. The trail work will conclude at 4pm on September 29th and the trail will be open without restrictions until the cables are taken down.

Re: Half Dome Cables
September 26, 2005 05:16PM
So they got done ahead of schedule? (work was scheduled to continue through 10/4).





Jon Shannon
www.YosemiteTrailsDVD.com
avatar Re: Half Dome Cables
September 26, 2005 06:12PM
Sierra Nomad wrote:

> So they got done ahead of schedule? (work was scheduled to
> continue through 10/4).

That's what they said.

avatar Re: Half Dome Cables
October 15, 2005 12:54PM
The Half Dome cables have been taken down.

avatar Re: Half Dome Cables
October 18, 2005 12:11AM
Yosemite National Park News Release

October 17, 2005
For Immediate Release

Half Dome Cables Come Down for Season in Yosemite National Park

The cables on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park were taken down on Wednesday, October 12, 2005.

The cables extend approximately 300 yards up the steep shoulder to the 8,842-foot dome. They give access to the summit and to the unparalleled views of Yosemite Valley and the surrounding mountains of the Sierra Nevada.

The Sierra Club funded the installation of the first cables on Half Dome in 1919; the Civilian Conservation Corps replaced the original cables in 1934.

The cables will be re-installed at the beginning of the summer season in 2006.


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