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[pct-l] High Sierra how busy?
- Subject: [pct-l] High Sierra how busy?
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (dude)
- Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 08:54:10 -0400 (EDT)
in 1998 i was able to get both a JMT and Whitney permit from the
yosemite back country office the day of our hike. I dunno if that
> Yosemite IS totally crazy and busy in August, but you
> can get a permit 24 hours in advance from the permit
> station. I live here and that's how I do it. I've
> never had a problem getting a permit that way. I
> believe they hold 40% of the quota spaces for "first
> come, first served". As for hiking in the Whitney
> zone, I think you still need to check with Inyo NF
> (their website is down, or I would have checked that
> as well).
> So, come a day early, get your permit and hang out in
> the Meadows for a day.
> Have a great hike!
> --- Rebecca <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Apparently there's something wrong with Yosemite's
>> online backcountry reservations system and I cannot
>> get through via phone to anyone there.
>> Anybody have a sense of how likely it is that I
>> could show up at Tuolumne Meadows in early August
>> and get a permit to thru-hike the JMT? I could start
>> on any one of 8 or 9 days. Is that flexible enough
>> to ensure I get to hike, or is it totally crazy and
>> I thru-hiked the PCT in '99 and would love to pass
>> back through the High Sierra, lingering. But I'm not
>> getting anywhere with the paperwork necessary to set
>> up the trip in advance.
>> Boring topic -- sorry. Any info. appreciated.
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