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2792[John Muir Trail] Re: Where to aim for first two night's camp out of Happy Isles?

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  • Misha
    Aug 1, 2008
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      This was on Friday morning, July 18th. My guess is that you would be
      ok getting there at 5am. some people didn't get in line until about
      6 am and they still got permits.

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Jim W" <jimqpublic@...> wrote:
      > On 7/31/08, Misha <Misha_Marie@...> 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
      > > 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
      > the permit office until about 5:00 but might go earlier.
      > Thanks,
      > Jim
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