The Inyo National Forest won't be doing progress reports, however, they did release that as of March 8th, they had received 10,636 applications requesting space for 52,332 people.
In comparison, 2018 saw a total of 12,228 applications requesting space for 53,576 people. 37% of those who applied last year, received one of their requested dates.
I have a feeling that we'll see a higher number of applications this year as this week's numbers have not been tabulated yet.
Good luck to everyone and can't wait until the 24th for the results!
“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.”
- Ed Viesturs