Yosemite daily drive-in permits - How ?

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Yosemite daily drive-in permits - How ?

Post by kbarb » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:10 am

I got one of the month ahead "tickets" (permits) that you need now just to drive into Yosemite during Covid, using :
https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/300015

But I couldn't figure out the 2 day ahead permits.

The page that "explains" it all is here :
https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/covid19.htm

Apparently they hold back 20% of the permits for daily permits where you make it on day 1, for entry two days later.
But it's not clear to me :

(editing here for clarity)

Quote :
"Beginning at 7 am Pacific time two days ahead of the day-use reservation date, the remaining 20% of day-use reservations will be available. For example, on July 1 at 7 am, day-use reservations for July 3 arrival will be available."

Ok, so at 7am.

But where ?
I didn't see them on recreation.gov, even at 6:45am, only the month-ahead ones.
So at the park entrance ?

And when ?
Every 1st and only the 1st ?
Every day ?
It's just not clear.

Has anyone figured it out ?

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EDIT :
So far what's been reported back :
  • Phil/Wildhiker on pg 2, wildhiker » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:21 pm says :
    There are no drive in permits/tickets being offered at the entrance
  • Others have reported that the drive-in tickets are indeed available on recreation.gov, but they go fast, at 7am, every day
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Re: Yosemite daily drive-in permits - How ?

Post by TurboHike » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:24 am

described here:

https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/reservations.htm

20% available every day at 7 am for entry two days later.

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Re: Yosemite daily drive-in permits - How ?

Post by kbarb » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:27 am

That's a bit amusing . . . you just posted again a link to the page I already provided, and asked clarification for.
My questions remain, as it's not clear.
Does anyone know ?

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Re: Yosemite daily drive-in permits - How ?

Post by TurboHike » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:38 am

It's a different page, yours is covid19.htm, the one I posted is reservations.htm

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Re: Yosemite daily drive-in permits - How ?

Post by kbarb » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:40 am

It shows the same information/page content though.
Different url, same page (with same confusing wording) - just compare the two pages.

Quote :
"Beginning at 7 am Pacific time two days ahead of the day-use reservation date, the remaining 20% of day-use reservations will be available. For example, on July 1 at 7 am, day-use reservations for July 3 arrival will be available."

Ok, so at 7am.

But where ?
They're not on recreation.gov - I checked.

And when ?
Every 1st and only the 1st ?
Every day ?
It's just not clear.

Again, anyone ?

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Re: Yosemite daily drive-in permits - How ?

Post by chulavista » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:11 am

You get them at the recreation.gov site you listed: https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/300015. I've never tried to wait until 7 am pst to see if the options change. You may have to refresh the page at 7:01. Are you using the app or the website?

If technology isn't your thing, I'd recommend getting up early and enter outside of the entrance gate operating hours.

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Re: Yosemite daily drive-in permits - How ?

Post by c9h13no3 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:12 am

kbarb wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:40 am
But where ?
They're not on recreation.gov - I checked.
They disappear within about a minute, suffering from bots/over-demand/permit hoarding like every other stupid permit in the Sierra. You're probably just late.
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Re: Yosemite daily drive-in permits - How ?

Post by kbarb » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:16 am

@chulavista
Haha. I work in IT actually, so there's no problem there.
Btw, your're reposting a link I've already posted.

Yes, I've been on that page : on the website and not on my phone.
I never saw a link or entry or choice specifically for a daily ticket.
Perhaps I'll dbl check.

Are you saying you got a daily ticket on that site, and not one of the month-ahead ones ?
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Post by kbarb » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:19 am

c9h13no3 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:12 am
kbarb wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:40 am
But where ?
They're not on recreation.gov - I checked.
They disappear within about a minute, suffering from bots/over-demand/permit hoarding like every other stupid permit in the Sierra. You're probably just late.
Hmm, I checked at 6:45am and they're not there.
But you're saying they show up right at 7am, and then are available (for a second or so) ?
I ask because I'm used to these sites actually displaying what's going to be available, even though you can't go for them yet.

Assuming that's true, then is that every day for the daily permits ?

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Re: Yosemite daily drive-in permits - How ?

Post by TurboHike » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:59 am

every day they go quickly. from the page I posted:

"Reservations are taken almost immediately. Be sure to have an account and be logged in and ready to get a reservation promptly at 7 am Pacific time."

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