Re: What is the permit rule for YOSE permits that let you do the JMT? I don't know.
- The last 5 years I've been hiking with larger groups. The permits are for a set number of people entering the TH. If someone enters at another TH, he/she needs a separate permit. You can meet up along the way as long as you don't exceed 15 bodies(not sure how they really enforce that). I always pickup the permit and meet the group at the TH. At Inyo NF and Yosemite NP, there hasn't been a requirement for the whole group to be present or sign and the only names on the permits have been a group leader and alternate.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...> wrote:
> What is the permit rule for YOSE permits that let you do the JMT? I don't
> know it.
> If a person wants to join you on the JMT at a supply point that the JMT
> takes you right to it, such as either Reds Meadow, Tuolumne Meadows or Muir
> Trail Ranch, if your permit is for N+1 people where N is the number of
> people who do the whole hike but N+1 is the head count you have on the
> permit, is that person who joins you able to be the N+1 person on your
> permit? I'm thinking it is okay. When you get your permit, you declare how
> many are going to be in your group, but they are not all in the office nor
> need they be, right? Or is my memory confused. I know Inyo National
> Forest wants the names of everyone on the group. I think SEKI does too and
> they have each person sign a form stating they know the rules, but YOSE does
> it differently.
> Anyone know for sure?