** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **A backpacker views Half Dome, the 8,842-foot symbol of Yosemite National Park, May 30, 2004. A popular trail to the summit of Half Dome approaches from the ridgeline at top left.  Cables assist hikers on the final 400-feet, over the steep section in shadow just left of the peak. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **A backpacker views Half Dome, the 8,842-foot symbol of Yosemite National Park, May 30, 2004. A popular trail to the summit of Half Dome approaches from the ridgeline at top left. Cables assist hikers on the final 400-feet, over the steep section in shadow just left of the peak. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) ASSOCIATED PRESS
** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **A backpacker views Half Dome, the 8,842-foot symbol of Yosemite National Park, May 30, 2004. A popular trail to the summit of Half Dome approaches from the ridgeline at top left. Cables assist hikers on the final 400-feet, over the steep section in shadow just left of the peak. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) ASSOCIATED PRESS

Permit required to hike iconic rock

December 14, 2010 09:54 PM