Half Dome cables ready Friday, permit requests being taken now

The Fresno BeeMay 14, 2014 

A grove of yellowing trees is seen below Half Dome in Yosemite National Park Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The changing of the seasons is well underway at the park.

CRAIG KOHLRUSS — THE FRESNO BEE Buy Photo

The Half Dome cables that allow hikers to reach the top of the iconic Yosemite National Park feature will be ready to use Friday, a week earlier than expected.

Permits to use the cables are required, and the chance to get a permit opens at 10 a.m. Wednesday online-only, the park announced. Go here for more details.

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