SEKI Permit Issue

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Re: SEKI Permit Issue

Post by oddtiger » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:11 pm

I just received my permit (submitted 12:01am on March 1st). They are still working on this I guess. The permit is for my July-4th trip. Hopefully they will re-open the park by then.








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Re: SEKI Permit Issue

Post by GBDGBD » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:36 pm

Just to follow up, I got my email confirmation today that I have a reservation for a wilderness permit for late July. I hope things will have settled down by then but I have a feeling it won't be. Our group was planning on spending two nights at Lodgepole Campground before the backpacking trip. We will probably skip that to reduce the exposure - just drive straight to the trailhead, backpack and get home.

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Re: SEKI Permit Issue

Post by notis » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:12 am

According to SEKI, although the park is closed, the Wilderness Permit Office is still processing requests--but between the technical difficulties and COVID, it must be a headache. I hope they're all staying safe.

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Re: SEKI Permit Issue

Post by tmorton23 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:09 pm

GBDGBD wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:36 pm
Our group was planning on spending two nights at Lodgepole Campground before the backpacking trip. We will probably skip that to reduce the exposure - just drive straight to the trailhead, backpack and get home.
I have a reservation for the Sentinel campground at Cedar Grove for our night before. I'm just going to keep my fingers crossed and keep hoping that the world doesn't end.

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Re: SEKI Permit Issue

Post by davidsheridan » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:13 pm

Thanks to the rangers at SEKI - I just received my permit acceptance email for Late August. They are still hard at work processing permits.

I sure hope things are back to normal then!! But this was real spirit lifter, because I think late August is far enough away that I can get my hopes up!

I hope all the HST members are doing well and staying safe. We are all doing our part by staying inside. But, buy I sure would enjoy a night at an Alpine like with a killer sunset.....

For those still waiting... here is a glimmer of hope for you: I submitted email application as the clock struck 12:01 AM on 3/1. My initial acknowledgement came back at 12:49 AM along with the erroneous email everyone else received too.

-David

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Re: SEKI Permit Issue

Post by dougieb » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:26 am

Like David, I just received my confirmation yesterday that I received a permit for late August. I applied after midnight on March 1. It was a real mood booster. I'm holding on to thoughts of the mountains to get me through this strange and trying time.

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