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Adding names to Backcountry permit after it has been sent...

Postby canadug » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:18 pm

My friend messed up and put 4 people down on the permit instead of 6. Does anyone know if it is possible to add 2 more people to a permit by phoning it in? Or are we out of luck? It is for a hike from Edison Lake to Mosquito flat.

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Re: Adding names to Backcountry permit after it has been sent...

Postby maverick » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:25 pm

Hi Canadug,

Welcome to HST!
Yosemite NP site reads:
4. I already have a reservation. Can I add another person?
You can add another person to your wilderness permit reservation as long as
space is still available for that trailhead. If space is no longer available for
that trailhead, you can try to change your reservation for no additional charge
to another date or another trailhead (as long as space is available).


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Re: Adding names to Backcountry permit after it has been sent...

Postby rlown » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:45 pm

it NEVER hurts to call. I've done changes on the phone and even in person if there is space available. That always depends on when you enter and how popular the TH is.
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Re: Adding names to Backcountry permit after it has been sent...

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:14 pm

There are different rules for different jurisdictions. But as long as you are willing to pay the additional reservation fee you'll probably be able to add to the group.
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Re: Adding names to Backcountry permit after it has been sent...

Postby canadug » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:30 pm

Thx so much for the replies. Really looking forward to taking my 9 year old daughter on her first trans-Sierra backpack outing.
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Re: Adding names to Backcountry permit after it has been sent...

Postby tim » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:25 pm

Sierra National Forest only does permits by mail, no web, phones or fax.
My permit reservation gives a number to call if you want to change the trailhead or reduce the size of your group. There is a $10 charge for changes. It also says you can apply to add people if there is space but doesn't explicitly say this can be done by phone.

If you already have the permit reservation in hand then you could call. But if you've just sent if off in the mail with the wrong number of people, you wont have the reservation reference back for a week or two. So since the cost of another application is just $5 per person, I would just send in another application now for 2 people (different leaders) and leave it at that. After all with 6 in the group, you can all travel together even if officially you are two groups.
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Re: Adding names to Backcountry permit after it has been sent...

Postby TehipiteTom » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:03 am

canadug wrote:Thx so much for the replies. Really looking forward to taking my 9 year old daughter on her first trans-Sierra backpack outing.

Wow...sounds like a great adventure for her! Hope she loves it.
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