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.
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.