Climbing Yosemite’s Half Dome is one of the national park system’s most iconic hikes in the nationwide system, but on Friday officials announced approval of a plan that permanently limits how many can do it.
Cables went up on the path to Half Dome at Yosemite National Park on Friday, park officials said. Permits to hike the summit are still available by lottery.
The Self Anchored Suspension Span is the signature element of the new section of the bridge. Crews will be pulling 137 strands that will make up the main cable. Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney explained the process as the first cable came off the line.
Crews are painting the main cables of the Golden Gate Bridge—giving them a fresh coat of the span’s iconic “international orange” color for the first time after almost 75 years.
The main cables of the Golden Gate Bridge will be renovated for the first time since the span opened in 1937.