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, "Jennifer Simon"
> My husband and I are considering hiking the JMT beginning around
> We're still in the early stages of planning, so I apologize if
> questions sound clueless.
> 1. We do not currently have a permit and so will be hoping for a
> permit. Since apparently 40% are held back for this purpose, it
> should be very doable. But apparently some people are
unsuccessful. Is a
> walkup permit obtained simply by showing up earlier than the other
> so, how early does one need to arrive at the Yosemite Valley
> Center (that's the right permit office, right?)? Do you just need
> sure you're there at 8am sharp, or do some people plant themselves
> the office much earlier? Basically what I want is the time I need
> up to be virtually gauranteed a permit, not just to have a good
> 2. What range of temperatures are average for August on the JMT?
> range of temperatures should I be prepared for (worst case
> Thanks for your help,
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I hiked the JMT last summer. I got my permit at the Toulomne Meadows
ranger station the day before my hike. I got there at 10 a.m. to get
a permit for the next day, Saturday the 12th of August. There were
3 parties in front of me. Everyone received the permit they wanted
You have to remember they not only save 40% back which is a lot. If
you don't pick up your permit by 10 a.m. the day of the hike it is
forfeited. Needless to say a lot of people get permits 6 months in
advance and then things change and they never show up.
I would go anytime the day before to get your permit and if for some
reason you it was full you have a second chance the next day after
Last summer in August the low's were right around freezing and the
high;s were in the lo to mid 70'S