Re: [John Muir Trail] bummer, new rule for unreserved permits at Yosemite national park
- That seems correct but how often would not the day b4 permit getters not eat up quotas preventing left overs enabling a same day permit opening?
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On Dec 20, 2010, at 11:32 PM, "Barbara Karagosian" <barbara@...> wrote:
I think for same day permits you can get them at opening time (?8am). The 11am is for next day permits. Is that correct?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com ] On Behalf Of Roleigh Martin
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 9:21 PM
Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] bummer, new rule for unreserved permits at yosemite national park
Oh, you can't sleep. When we waited in line, the park rangers came by hourly and you'd lose your place in line if you were sleeping (even if sitting down). You need to wait in pairs so you can talk and keep yourself awake. We'd do it in about 4 hour shifts. But going another 4 hours to 11, ouch! We started at 9pm the night before. The line was pretty full by about 2 am. Half full by about 11 to 11:30 pm.
On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 11:17 PM, Ken <nekeel@...> wrote:
Personally, I think it's a good idea. In the past, people have literally camped out overnight in front of the permit office. I mean sleeping bag and all. That is prohibited and I have seen people told by the permit office that it is not allowed. In my opinion, those people should have been told to go to the back of the line. Why should those of us who followed the rule be penalized for not camping out in front of the office? Having said that, I do agree that 11 a.m. seems a little late in the day for same day permits. It's doesn't matter if you're looking for next day permits.