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#3394 - 04/02/10 07:30 PM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: wagga]
Go Bears Offline


Registered: 01/14/10
Posts: 39
Loc: Placer County, Ca
My card got hit yesterday, but no notice yet in mail. For those who have not heard yet, have faith.

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#3431 - 04/06/10 01:04 PM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Go Bears]
DUG Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 367
Loc: Wildomar
My card got hit FOR REAL (this is not a drill) last night. I was pretty sure I was getting permits, since out of the 17 different dates we asked for one of them still had plenty of open spots open as per the link Steve posted. ........................................DUG

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#3432 - 04/06/10 02:46 PM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: DUG]
Flatland Hiker Offline


Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 6
Loc: KS
Anyone not yet heard anything? No rejection letter, no credit card hit. Hoping for a day hike Friday June 25!

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#3433 - 04/06/10 03:59 PM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Flatland Hiker]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7233
Loc: Fresno, CA
Flatlander, looking at the Inyo N.F. calendar of available dates, it looks like you picked the FIRST weekday to fill up. It's just crazy, because the day before, there are 78 day hike slots still available!

I hope you got one of the slots. It seems like ALL the rejection letters should have been received by now, since the progress report last week said they were going to be mailed no later than Thursday, 4/1.

By the way, if you are coming from Kansas, are you planning on spending a little time at altitude before you hike?

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#3434 - 04/06/10 04:22 PM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Steve C]
Flatland Hiker Offline


Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 6
Loc: KS
Thanks Steve. Yes, we're planning on Boundary, Cloud's Rest, and Half Dome in the week before Whitney (permit pending). Have climbed several CO 14ers without altitude problems - so I think we'll be fine from an altitude perspective. Biggest concern at this point would be snow/ice.

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#3435 - 04/06/10 04:32 PM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Flatland Hiker]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7233
Loc: Fresno, CA
Well there you go... Do the Yosemite part AFTER Whitney!

There will be walk-in permits available, I am sure. Or you can call in advance (starting Wednesday, April 21) to request a reservation for one of the available days.

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#3438 - 04/06/10 07:12 PM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Bulldog34]
Bret Offline


Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 11
Loc: California
What the heck is the full deck and joker club????????
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#3439 - 04/06/10 07:15 PM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Bret]
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Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
Those of us on this board who are 52 years of age - or 53 with a Joker.

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#3445 - 04/06/10 09:49 PM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Bulldog34]
Bret Offline


Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 11
Loc: California
I should have thought that one out a little better, funny I like it thanks
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#3448 - 04/07/10 09:04 AM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Bulldog34]
DUG Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 367
Loc: Wildomar
Originally Posted By: Bulldog34
Those of us on this board who are 52 years of age - or 53 with a Joker.


So then I'm short a full deck of cards? I wondered what they meant when they told me that. smile................................................DUG

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#3452 - 04/07/10 12:33 PM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7233
Loc: Fresno, CA
The Inyo National Forest staff reports:

Quote:

Mt. Whitney Lottery Progress Report

As of Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Today's mail has the end of the lottery letters going out.

The only applications that have not been responded to are the ones with problems of some sort.  The most common problem holding up these results letters is incorrect credit card information.  We have started contacting those people by email and phone, for the 100 or so remaining applications.


By the way, all the unsuccessful letters went out last week.

For those who were unsuccessful in the lottery, you can view the calendar of available space on the Inyo National Forest website, so people can begin looking at what is available on line. To get a phone-in reservation from those still available in May, June, or July, you can call starting on Wednesday, April 21. (Phone 760-873-2483 or Fax 760-873-2484)

The Inyo staff also report that they are hoping to have a new system in place by next year, with the possibility of a GREEN on-line lottery with next day email results!

More info will come as it develops.

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#3453 - 04/07/10 02:52 PM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Steve C]
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Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 694
Loc: Blacklick, OH (formerly SoCal)
Quote:
The Inyo staff also report that they are hoping to have a new system in place by next year, with the possibility of a GREEN on-line lottery with next day email results!

Hallelujah!!
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#3454 - 04/07/10 06:32 PM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Bulldog34]
+ @ti2d Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 804
Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
Originally Posted By: Bulldog34
Those of us on this board who are 52 years of age - or 53 with a Joker.


I thought there were two jokers in a deck...

Now, unless you play pinochle...

Okay, I will stop there...

Have fun!
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#3464 - 04/08/10 05:35 AM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: + @ti2d]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
That leaves flexibility to get to 54 with both Jokers. We've got this club name covered for a couple of years if we're clever.

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#3564 - 04/13/10 08:50 AM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Bulldog34]
quillansculpture Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 552
Loc: Murrieta, CA
Geeez, I haven't kept up, but I think Bulldog's calling me a Joker! Then again......I'm doing that "all about me" thing.

I started thinking about Whitney (again) last night and wondered what makes us want to get up at 2:00 A.M., eat a Cliff Bar with some warm instant coffee, avoid the Black Bears walking around camp looking for goodies...put 30 pounds on your back and a light on your head, and then head up a steep trail.

Oh well, can't wait!
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#3774 - 04/26/10 10:16 PM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: quillansculpture]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7233
Loc: Fresno, CA
This thread is no longer pinned to the top.  May it rest in peace. smile

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#3850 - 04/28/10 09:20 AM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Steve C]
Bret Offline


Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 11
Loc: California
Called the permit office today and got in for an overnighter in August, can't believe it....I'm in heaven
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#3851 - 04/28/10 09:48 AM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Bret]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7233
Loc: Fresno, CA
Way to go, Bret!

Today is the first day anyone can call in to reserve any still open slots for August and later dates.

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#4902 - 06/04/10 09:54 AM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7233
Loc: Fresno, CA
Today I spoke to the Inyo National Forest staff to pick up the unused permit numbers for May.

They are working on creating an electronic lottery, complete with on-line sign-ups and then even on-line access to pick up open slots after the lottery is over. Unfortunately, due to the complexity of the system, including interleaving the system with all the other trails managed by the system, we will not have a working system in 2011. So I am hoping for 2012.

And also, there may be the possibility of setting up a web cam in Bishop! cool

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#4905 - 06/04/10 10:50 AM Re: Whitney Lottery Progress 2010 [Re: Steve C]
+ @ti2d Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 804
Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
Originally Posted By: Steve C
...And also, there may be the possibility of setting up a web cam in Bishop! cool


Yeah, buddy! grin How about setting up the webcam at Whiskey Creek. Wait, let me guess...SMI?

Will this coincide with the 06-11 trip to the holy city of LP wthii?
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