Just received another permit cancellation. Looks like the closure has been/ will be extended through 11/1/2020 (although it's noted it goes through Dec31 but will be modified as needed).
Wilderness permits for 10/8/2020 through 11/01/2020 are being cancelled and will be refunded automatically through your recreation.gov account.
Many Inyo National Forest trails lead into active fire areas that are temporarily under evacuation orders or closure. The Eastern Sierra is experiencing persistent heavy smoke. While we manage these complex and difficult fires the following wilderness areas are closed for day hikes as well as overnight use:
â€¢ Ansel Adams
â€¢ John Muir (includes Mt Whitney area)
â€¢ Golden Trout
â€¢ South Sierra
â€¢ Owens River Headwaters
â€¢ Hoover Wilderness (Inyo portion)
This closure is in effect through December 1, 2020 and may be rescinded or extended as needed.