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Half Dome cables at Yosemite have been removed for the season

October 19, 2009 |  3:42 pm
Robert Trepte climbs the cable ladder up the side of Yosemite's Half Dome in July.

The season is definitely changing at Yosemite National Park, where the Half Dome cables have been removed for the season, and where snow and ice are causing temporary road closures.

The cables, which enable hikers to summit the majestic granite dome, are taken down each fall and replaced in the spring. Hikers are strongly cautioned against attempting to scale Half Dome while the cables are down.

Meanwhile wintry weather has led to the closure of Glacier Point and Tioga roads. An evaluation will be made after the weather system passes to determine when they will reopen.

-- Pete Thomas

Photo: Robert Trepte climbs the cable ladder up the side of Yosemite's Half Dome in July. Credit: Scott Ouellette

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