Hi Ken and Bob,
Thanks for the info. Here's the scoop from Yosemite Conservancy Wilderness Permit Reservations:
Yosemite Wilderness permit reservations will not be accepted for the dates that you are requesting. Permits are however, still required year round. Permits for all trails in Yosemite, with the exception of trails going directly to the Half Dome area, will be available on a first-come first served basis, starting October 1st. Reservations for permits going directly to the Half Dome area will be accepted through Columbus Day. After Columbus Day, all trails in Yosemite, including those going to Half Dome, will be on a first-come first-served basis. Trails quotas may be enforced for all trails through the end of October. The Half Dome cables come down after Columbus Day.
For those of you that are trying to obtain a permit for the Tioga Road or Glacier Point Road, please be advised that there will be no overnight parking along the Tioga and Glacier Point Roads starting October 15. This prohibition applies to all parking lots, turn outs, pullouts, etc between the Crane Flat gate and Tioga Pass on the Tioga Road and past Chinquapin Pass on the Glacier Point Road.