2790Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: Where to aim for first two night's camp out of Happy Isles?
- Jul 31, 2008Jim, the first-come permits are not necessarily only for the next day. I got mine for starting the same day I arrived. It just depends if there are any available or not, whether someone failed to pick up their permit, etc. I started the JMT back in late June so it was still early season but don't rule out hitting the trail right after you visit the backcountry office.
Good luck !
----- Original Message ----
From: Jim W <jimqpublic@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 4:07:25 PM
Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: Where to aim for first two night's camp out of Happy Isles?
On 7/31/08, Misha <Misha_Marie@ hotmail.com> wrote:
...> I "rested" (because "camping" is illegal) at 1:30 am in front of the
> wilderness office the night before my trip. The line had formed by
> 4:00 am. Technically the permit you get is for starting the NEXT
> day, and you can camp at the backpackers camp for $5 the night
> before you start. However, I left the same day that my permit was
> issued. A ranger near the half dome trail asked to see my permit,
> but he didn't really harass me about being out a day early.
I didn't realize that the first-come permits are for the next day. I
think I'll plan to do as you did.
When was this- day of week and all. I wasn't planning to make it to
the permit office until about 5:00 but might go earlier.
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