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Got some permits already!

Postby ndwoods » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:46 pm

I got a permit for a trip in May and one in July so far...how about you guys?



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Re: Got some permits already!

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:30 am

I've actually never reserved a permit before and never had a trail head full when I went to get one. Maybe I have just been lucky so far.
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Re: Got some permits already!

Postby franklin411 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:26 pm

My permits will be in Sequoia this year and they don't accept apps till 3/1. The website says "Midnight," so I'm assuming they mean 12:01 AM on 3/1. That sound right?
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Re: Got some permits already!

Postby maverick » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:37 pm

That is correct Franklin.
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: Got some permits already!

Postby ndwoods » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:12 pm

Well one of the permits I got you could only reserve 4 spots ahead of time...so I got 2 of them. The other might have been ok, maybe not.
My August one is Shepherd Pass so I probably don't need a permit ahead of time, but I'd sure hate to drive all the way from my house on the westside to the eastside and have to hunt for a spot I could get a permit for....
Plus, planning is so much a part of the fun!:)
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Re: Got some permits already!

Postby franklin411 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:29 pm

Thanks Maverick!
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Re: Got some permits already!

Postby OzSwaggie » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:35 am

Mammoth Pass in late July. Seems like a very unpopular pass! I love the Inyo system of going through recreation.gov and doing it all online. The Yosemite system of faxing off applications is a lot harder. Isn't it exciting to have a permit reserved? I feel a little bit like a lottery winner.
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Re: Got some permits already!

Postby Jimr » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:31 am

I used recreation.gov as well for my permit reservation from Cottonwood lakes to shepherd pass. It costs an extra 6 bucks for the convenience fee, but whatever.
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Re: Got some permits already!

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:34 pm

Jimr wrote:I used recreation.gov as well for my permit reservation from Cottonwood lakes to shepherd pass. It costs an extra 6 bucks for the convenience fee, but whatever.


"6 bucks...whatever"...exactly! Compare that to the cost of gas getting there and back. It is really nothing.

We got ours for going over Taboose to Upper Basin in July. :D :D :rock:

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Re: Got some permits already!

Postby SSSdave » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:19 pm

Sure you'll enjoy Shepherd AFTER reaching the top.

Dates on my trips are always very sensitive to amounts of winter snows as I try to sync to best aesthetic conditions of beyond squeeter peak, still patches of snow, peak green and wildflowers. So given the drought questions will wait for some time in May. And with the drought that is increasingly unlikely to include the board's upper Kern trip this July as I'll only bother tackling Shepherd if water conditions are more normal. Instead will likely do a far easier Mono Creek headwaters trip.
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