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Unused Whitney Permits - 2011
#14562 05/27/11 10:17 PM
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Unused Whitney Permits for 2011            
Updated Novemer 3, 2011                


This table shows the number of permits available for both overnight hikes and day hikes on the Main Mount Whitney Trail.  (and day hikes on the non-trail Mountaineers Route.)  During the 2011 hiking season, you can see what is currently available from the Inyo National Forest Mt. Whitney Trail Reservation Availability web pages.:
Note that the Inyo web page is updated weekly or less, so the numbers are likely not current.  You can only be sure of the availability by calling the wilderness reservation number (760-873-2483).

The Unused columns show the number of permits left over after all permit activity has completed for that date.  It is the difference between the permit quota and the count of permits issued for the day.

Previous / Next unused permits pages:  Unused Whitney Permits - 2010  and  Unused Whitney Permits - 2012



Overnight Day Hike
Quotas: 60 100

Overnight Day Hike
May Unused Unused
==== ---- ----
1 S 56 80
2 M 60 95
3 T 57 98
4 W 55 99
5 T 56 99
6 F 48 97
7 S 46 86

8 S 58 94
9 M 60 100
10 T 58 98
11 W 56 99
12 T 60 99
13 F 52 97
14 S 46 95

15 S 60 99 <--Cottonwood Lakes snow depth guage hit 0 inches.
16 M 58 100 (Elev. 10150 ft)
17 T 57 99
18 W 53 100
19 T 45 95
20 F 29 89
21 S 56 83

22 S 52 82
23 M 47 99
24 T 55 96
25 W 48 100
26 T 53 97
27 F 26 90
28 S 8 52 <-- Memorial Day

29 S 48 71 <-- Weekend, windy!
30 M 53 81
31 T 48 96


Overnight Day Hike
June Unused Unused
==== ---- ----
1 W 41 97
2 T 35 95
3 F 34 87
4 S 36 54 <--Another stormy weekend

5 S 44 92
6 M 34 97
7 T 40 90
8 W 44 95
9 T 26 93
10 F 19 90
11 S 41 46

12 S 23 77
13 M 24 68
14 T 40 89
15 W 27 87
16 T 35 73
17 F 14 53
18 S 25 67 <-- Tioga Pass road opened in Yosemite

19 S 30 49
20 M 44 76
21 T 42 69
22 W 20 67
23 T 30 73
24 F 23 34
25 S 18 26

26 S 26 30
27 M 26 69
28 T 26 33
29 W 27 32 <-- snowing at the summit
30 T 35 41


Overnight Day Hike
July Unused Unused
==== ---- ----
1 F 19 37
2 S 1 2

3 S 8 5 Rain at Whitney Portal
4 M 23 25 <-| Independence Day. Snow + electric effects at the summit
5 T 27 59 <- Rain. 40 overnight available Tuesday AM.
6 W 18 51 Rain.
7 T 17 52
8 F 35 29
9 S 11 31 <- Switchbacks finally accessable, but still much snow

10 S 14 7
11 M 23 18
12 T 24 30
13 W 25 33 <- Badwater Ultramarathon ends
14 T 0 27
15 F 0 11
16 S 19 0

17 S 7 13
18 M 4 16
19 T 20 28
20 W 16 17
21 T 4 19
22 F 13 29
23 S 10 0

24 S 10 5
25 M 14 12
26 T 13 7
27 W 14 24
28 T 17 9
29 F 4 13 <-Monster 6-hour thunderstorm caused flooding & trail damage
30 S 29 1 <-Trail closed until 1 pm while SAR swept the area

31 S 27 9


Overnight Day Hike
August Unused Unused
==== ---- ----
1 M 32 28
2 T 19 4
3 W 5 24
4 T 0 15
5 F 0 7
6 S 7 1

7 S 12 0
8 M 24 0
9 T 13 23
10 W 12 24
11 T 9 8
12 F 1 26
13 S 2 5

14 S 6 7
15 M 6 7
16 T 7 29
17 W 8 15
18 T 25 11
19 F 0 5
20 S 9 0

21 S 13 4
22 M 4 2
23 T 6 49
24 W 12 14
25 T 5 26
26 F 2 9
27 S 0 0

28 S 5 0
29 M 19 6
30 T 8 28
31 W 23 35


Overnight Day Hike
Sept Unused Unused
==== ---- ----
1 T 9 28
2 F 0 30
3 S 0 0

4 S 11 0
5 M 7 17 <-| Labor Day holiday
6 T 10 35
7 W 8 14
8 T 9 9
9 F 0 5
10 S 21 14 <- Thunderstorms

11 S 19 23 <- Thunderstorms, 6" snow on summit
12 M 12 16
13 T 12 38
14 W 21 27
15 T 24 4
16 F 6 4
17 S 9 0

18 S 2 1
19 M 7 31
20 T 29 14
21 W 2 31
22 T 3 14
23 F 13 31
24 S 0 13

25 S 17 0
26 M 17 36
27 T 27 23
28 W 12 25
29 T 5 30
30 F 26 16


Overnight Day Hike
October Unused Unused
==== ---- ----
1 S 18 28

2 S 8 41 <- Strong winds, some hikers turned around at Mirror Lake.
3 M 29 31
4 T 52 54 <- Major snow storm, a foot of snow at Trail Camp.
5 W 47 90 Most snow melted away later in Oct.
6 T 30 86
7 F 29 58
8 S 21 7

9 S 24 42
10 M 37 91
11 T 39 94
12 W 34 94
13 T 14 93
14 F 26 60
15 S 14 17

16 S 43 69
17 M 49 94
18 T 45 88
19 W 53 94
20 T 49 95
21 F 21 81
22 S 36 46

23 S 45 77
24 M 50 86
25 T 55 90
26 W 57 94
27 T 59 95
28 F 55 93
29 S 45 82

30 S 53 90
31 M 57 99
Nov 1 Y 58 97


Re: Unused Whitney Permits - 2011
Steve C #14573 05/28/11 07:05 AM
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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.


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