What a difference a day makes Steve. I plan on going next Saturday. Looks like a huge drop in availability from Friday to Saturday, not that I'm worried. I went up there on a Labor Day weekend last year and still got a walk in permit. I'm sure a lot of people will drop out. Hell, my partner bailed on me for our trip last week. Not sure I can do the Mountaineer's Route under these conditions as a day hike. Might be going up the main trail. Thanks for the info.