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avatar Yosemite tackling Half Dome problems
December 03, 2011 04:26PM
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From the Merced Sun-Star

Now two issues surround the geological wonder: fraudulent day passes and an effort to remove the steel cables from the sculpture formed by glaciers eons ago.

Over the past two years, park officials have started issuing a limited number of permits for the trail in an effort to curb dangerous overcrowding. However, officials are now grappling with ways to address illegal sales of the day passes.






The complete article can be read on the Sun-Star website: Merced Sun-Star: Yosemite tackling Half Dome problems



Re: Yosemite tackling Half Dome problems
December 03, 2011 07:20PM
"During busy summer months, hundreds of people a day make the trek, using the steel cables that guide visitors along the last four miles of the breathtaking ascent. The cables "allow hikers to climb the last 400 feet to the summit without rock climbing equipment," according to the park's Web site."

LOL they need a better fact checker! "Steel cables that guide visitors along the last FOUR MILES..." Oh really?
Re: Yosemite tackling Half Dome problems
December 04, 2011 06:18PM
it's that time of the year for the annual whack-a-scalper
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