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Re: Eastern Sierra passes - mid July

Postby mammoth80 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:24 pm

oldranger wrote:m80

Did I miss something? You are talking about 7 people and you do not yet have a permit? You'd better check quotas before selecting. Half of total quota (usual amount saved for day before/day of start may be less than 7 people for some TH.

Mike


According to INF website, TH quota for Shadow Lake is 30, River Trail is 30, High trail is 20, and Rush Creek is 30, of which 60% are reservable. As of 6/3 none of these were full for our dates. Am I missing something? Some people have even told me I might be fine with a walk in since we'll be arriving the day before (a Thursday).

I don't want to chance it so I'll call the rangers tomorrow and send in my reservations for something that has enough room. Hopefully we don't have any problems.



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Re: Eastern Sierra passes - mid July

Postby rlown » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:26 pm

hmm. with large groups, call early, call often. call now..
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Re: Eastern Sierra passes - mid July

Postby LMBSGV » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:11 pm

Just a note on Piute Pass/Humphrey's Basin. In 1998 (similar to this year), my wife, son, and I did a trip in mid-July. The snow coverage was 80% from 1/4 mile below Piute Pass. All the lakes were still at least partially frozen. For your group, staying below the 9,000-10,000 foot level seems like it would be good idea. In another year, Humphrey's or Dusy Basin would be a great place to go for your scouts, but not this year. Hope you have a great trip.
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Re: Eastern Sierra passes - mid July

Postby rlown » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:22 pm

M80,

Another thought. Do some warm-up trips at lower elevation, short duration with the scouts, and then plan your trip for 2-3 weeks before their school starts. That gives you time to get the equipment together, get a permit, most skeeters gone, and less snow.

guess that plan depends on when school starts.. Used to be after labor day.. YMMV.
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