If you want to hike to the top of Half Dome this year, pick any day but Saturday.
Last week, Yosemite National Park officials released some interesting statistics about the 2013 Half Dome permit lottery, which continues through Sunday.
It isnt surprising to learn that Saturday is the most requested day. As of March 15, 36% of all permit requests were for Saturday. Friday (14%) was the second-most requested day, followed by Sunday and Tuesday (both 11%), Monday (10%) and Wednesday and Thursday (both 9%).
Each day, 225 permits for each day are available through the preseason lottery. Permit applications are due Sunday at recreation.gov. Applicants will receive an email with lottery results on April 15 or can get them online.