Does anyone have any experience using the Yosemite permit lottery system for day hikes? I'll be out that way probably late July this year. I'll be looking to get one of the 50 or so daily lottery permits they give out. I can't plan enough to reserve one sooner than a few days ahead of time.. Probably be in the middle of the week. Is it a pipe dream to nab a daily permit? Is it really THAT busy there? Also, if anyone has done the hike off of a bike, I'm interested to hear what you did with lodging/camping. What worked best? Obviously I'd like to be as close as possible to the trail head to get an early start, but don't know the likelihood of getting a campsite in the park on such short notice. Like I said, this is preliminary, but if its not plausible that time of year I'll still see the park but won't hike Half Dome. Thanks for any info!