1. Jill
    Jill January 14, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Ray, I have a question that you might be able to answer. I’m hoping to hike the JMT at the end of July 2015. Now, I like to fly place midweek because the flights are cheaper. If I took three days to acclimate, that would have me probably starting out on the trail on the weekend. Is it harder to get a permit on weekend days (ie. more demand) or is it pretty much the same no matter what the day?

  2. Jill
    Jill January 14, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Thanks Ray! I was definitely planning on a window of days…but before your blog post, I wasn’t accounting for acclimation days so I thought I’d be requesting to start somewhere mid-week. Then I realized “Oh, if I want to travel on a Tuesday or Wednesday, then I’ll be starting probably on the weekend.” As of right now, I think I’ll probably be going solo so I figured that would help. I don’t want to set my cap on trying to get a walk-up permit since I’ll be traveling from the east coast to get there!

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