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Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: Wilderness Permit

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  • PETER GREENE
    I got my permit last year from Prather. I think it is like $5 per person to get it in advance and you can get it up to a year in advance. I had to change my
    Message 1 of 31 , Dec 21, 2012
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      I got my permit last year from Prather. I think it is like $5 per person to get it in advance and you can get it up to a year in advance. I had to change my date and I just sent them more money. I was on the phone to them numerous times and they were very helpful.


      From: John Ladd <johnladd@...>
      To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, December 21, 2012 3:50 AM
      Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: Wilderness Permit

       
      On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM, iysafg <iysafg@...> wrote:
       
      I called Prather Ranger Station yesterday. It sill works the way you wrote it. They even told me that the Hiker Shuttle from Vermilion Valley Resort would stop there to pick up permits if you tell them before. However, I called before I read your post. Do I understand you correctly that also walk-in permits are only issued at Prather (didnt aks that on the phone)? I would be at Prather with the Shuttle at around 1pm. Does anyone know if that is too late to get a walk-in permit at Prather at that time of the year?

      Jan


      I think that walk-ins are issued only at Prather. Usually, you should be able to get a walk-in for some trailhead from which you could reach the JMT, though you might need to adjust your entry date if the TH entry quota is already full for your first choice Trailhead on your first-choice entry date. But it is safer to reserve a permit, especially if you are trying to start your hike on a Saturday or Sunday or other popular day. Midweek you are less likely to have a problem.  I think it's much preferable to reserve a permit. The extra cost for reserving a permit is negligible, as I recall.  


    • PETER GREENE
      I got my permit last year from Prather. I think it is like $5 per person to get it in advance and you can get it up to a year in advance. I had to change my
      Message 31 of 31 , Dec 21, 2012
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        I got my permit last year from Prather. I think it is like $5 per person to get it in advance and you can get it up to a year in advance. I had to change my date and I just sent them more money. I was on the phone to them numerous times and they were very helpful.


        From: John Ladd <johnladd@...>
        To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Friday, December 21, 2012 3:50 AM
        Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: Wilderness Permit

         
        On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM, iysafg <iysafg@...> wrote:
         
        I called Prather Ranger Station yesterday. It sill works the way you wrote it. They even told me that the Hiker Shuttle from Vermilion Valley Resort would stop there to pick up permits if you tell them before. However, I called before I read your post. Do I understand you correctly that also walk-in permits are only issued at Prather (didnt aks that on the phone)? I would be at Prather with the Shuttle at around 1pm. Does anyone know if that is too late to get a walk-in permit at Prather at that time of the year?

        Jan


        I think that walk-ins are issued only at Prather. Usually, you should be able to get a walk-in for some trailhead from which you could reach the JMT, though you might need to adjust your entry date if the TH entry quota is already full for your first choice Trailhead on your first-choice entry date. But it is safer to reserve a permit, especially if you are trying to start your hike on a Saturday or Sunday or other popular day. Midweek you are less likely to have a problem.  I think it's much preferable to reserve a permit. The extra cost for reserving a permit is negligible, as I recall.  


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