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  1. Gary P
    Gary P January 13, 2015 at 4:09 am

    This has been a hot topic on the JMT Face Book page for days. Every time some one made a reservation they were given different information. Hiker A could leave from any trailhead, Hiker B could only leave from HI, Lyell canyon or TM. Hiker C was leaving from Glacier Point, while Hiker D was told he couldn’t Leave from GP but could only leave from HI, LC, TM or Sunrise. IT was so confusing.

    I am in for all the parks to operate out of one permit system for this. I think one agency should run it so there is no confusion between the agencies and that way the rangers also know what to expect as well.

  2. Lindsey
    Lindsey January 13, 2015 at 6:29 am

    When I was an NPS employee in Yosemite last year I definitely experienced the JMT permit scramble every single weekend, and it was super troublesome (sadly, I didn’t work in wilderness, so I got to stand in line for 11 weekends in a row over the summer to get permits for personal weekend trips). So, I’m glad they are addressing that, because I felt like I had a lot of issues getting any permits out of the valley for non-JMT trips out of a lot of trail heads. That being said, finally having the time off this summer to thru hike (assuming I can even get a permit), I find equally troublesome the idea that I could potentially only leave from a few trailheads (i’ve done Happy Isles more times than I can count, and I hated it every time), so I’m hoping that they leave options such as Mono meadow etc open….

  3. Rick
    Rick January 23, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Ray, a different topic but still pertaining to JMT permits…in your planner which we bought online (great, BTW!), on the page about permits you have an image of YOUR permit. It shows “Wilderness Area” and the next column shows “Nights”
    Who assigns those number of nights in the wilderness areas? Planning for our trip we’re not really sure exactly where we will be each night. Does this matter, or should we do more finite, precise planning as to where we are and for how many days in each wilderness area?
    Thanks.

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