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Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2011
Akichow #12220 03/31/11 01:18 PM
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CONGRATS! And kuel! Those weekends must be really hard to get. Now go out and buy a lottery ticket: you certainly are on a winning streak!

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NJ hiker #12221 03/31/11 01:21 PM
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If they try to charge my cc tomorrow, I'm screwed. I've come to realize that my cc expires 03/11.

Didn't we go over this though? Didn't somebody say they'll call in these cases?

Please say yes... please say yes... please say yes...


One day I'd like to hike the entire John Muir Trail and not leave a single footprint. -Randy Morgenson
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GandC #12222 03/31/11 01:21 PM
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Good idea on the registered mail, GandC--I'll do that next time. I have always had luck with the US Mail service itself--it's usually the folks inside the place it went to that misplace the mail...my home included lol

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NJ hiker #12240 03/31/11 05:20 PM
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Congrats, NJ Hiker! Maybe see you on the mountain!

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GandC #12243 03/31/11 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: GandC
If they try to charge my cc tomorrow, I'm screwed. I've come to realize that my cc expires 03/11.

Didn't we go over this though? Didn't somebody say they'll call in these cases?

Please say yes... please say yes... please say yes...

Yes, they will call you. But I think they might wait until all the others are processed before they start calling.

Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2011
Steve C #12244 03/31/11 06:24 PM
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I got my reservation in the mail today! Permit for 10/1! It was the last alternate date on my application. Barely made it I guess!

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lawnerd #12246 03/31/11 06:30 PM
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Lucky you! This is the best time of year to be on the mountain (both times I have been on Whitney was in the fall) no crowds, cool temps, early autumn color. All of the water sources will be running, except the switchback spring most likely will be down to a trickle. Low temps can vary; the more experienced can offer up more details ( I was perfectly comfortable using a 20 degree bag and a bivy)



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2011
Bee #12247 03/31/11 06:36 PM
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This is my first trip to Whitney. I posted a topic under General Discussion for advice! Sounds good thus far! Thanks!

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Steve C #12248 03/31/11 06:40 PM
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laugh I got a credit card hit! I feel like I just caught a big fish. Now, I'll have to wait to see what date I got. I put in both overnight, and one day trips in my list. I've been checking every day.

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Julie #12252 03/31/11 09:22 PM
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laugh I got a credit card hit! I feel like I just caught a big fish. Now, I'll have to wait to see what date I got. I put in both overnight, and one day trips in my list. I've been checking every day.


Same here Julie. Now that I know I'm going, I'm excited as all get up, but now I can't wait to find out what days, if it's overnight or day trip, etc. The anxiety appears to be never ending in this process.


One day I'd like to hike the entire John Muir Trail and not leave a single footprint. -Randy Morgenson
Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2011
GandC #12255 04/01/11 04:56 AM
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Up, up and away!!!!!
My bank showed the USFS cashing a check on a permit for the week of July 19th! Woohoooo! grin

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Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2011
Brent N #12258 04/01/11 06:25 AM
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Well, let me be the first to report:

I just received my success notice in the mail: FIRST CHOICE, overnight permit for 8 people, July 3. We will summit on the Fourth of July!!!

...but wait... there is one catch....

Click to reveal..
April Fool!!!! grin grin grin



Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2011
Steve C #12259 04/01/11 06:45 AM
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Good one, Steve!!


If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracle of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
- Lyndon Johnson, on signing the Wilderness Act into law (1964)
Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2011
Steve C #12261 04/01/11 09:03 AM
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I am starting to think my application is still sitting in their stairwell....still nothing here, no reject letter or cc hit...anyone else still in limbo???

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Steve C #12262 04/01/11 09:27 AM
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HAHAHAHA spit my coffee all over the screen! Good one though....

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Brent N #12263 04/01/11 09:30 AM
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Congrats Brent!Just curious--how do you know it is for the week of July 19th? Is it the only date you picked? The cc transactons do not say anything about dates...

Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2011
Jrod8 #12264 04/01/11 09:55 AM
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I am starting to think my application is still sitting in their stairwell....still nothing here, no reject letter or cc hit...anyone else still in limbo???


I was still in limbo on both of my apps until yesterday. I got one hit on my cc for one of the apps. Still no rejection or cc hit for the other app. I get the feeling things are going to start happening a little faster over the next week or so.


One day I'd like to hike the entire John Muir Trail and not leave a single footprint. -Randy Morgenson
Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2011
Jrod8 #12265 04/01/11 10:24 AM
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CC Hit!!! Im in!!! Congrats all!!

Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2011
Jrod8 #12266 04/01/11 10:41 AM
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Don't feel alone, I am still in limbo as well.

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Sublatum #12269 04/01/11 11:36 AM
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Keep in mind that they don't even allow changes, etc. until April 20, which probably still means they are processing stuff and sending out notices until almost that time.

It's only April 1.


If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracle of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
- Lyndon Johnson, on signing the Wilderness Act into law (1964)
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