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#50668 - 07/07/17 08:44 AM Mountaineer's Route conditions (July 24th)
Tony T. Offline


Registered: 07/07/17
Posts: 3
Loc: Colorado
Hi all,

Long time lurker, first time poster. My partner and I are heading out from Colorado to (hopefully) score a walk-up permit on Sunday the 23rd with the intent of climbing the MR on Monday the 24th. I've heard that chances of getting a single-day walk-up permit for a weekday are much better than a weekend one, but I'm open to any and all suggestions there. We also have Tuesday free too, so if we don't get a permit for Monday we'll try again for Tuesday I guess.

Anyway, I'll be keeping an eye out for trip reports for the next two weekends to get a better idea of what it's looking like up there. Sounds like we'll be bringing our 'pons and axes regardless, and we sure do enjoy a nice and steep snow climb FWIW.

Oh, and if anyone has any suggestions on a similar class 3/4 route on a different peak as a Plan B I'm all ears!

Cheers and thanks!

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#50680 - 07/07/17 09:15 PM Re: Mountaineer's Route conditions (July 24th) [Re: Tony T.]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7075
Loc: Fresno, CA
You won't need plan B. You will get those permits!

I assume you have found the unused permits pages.

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#50752 - 07/10/17 01:21 PM Re: Mountaineer's Route conditions (July 24th) [Re: Steve C]
Tony T. Offline


Registered: 07/07/17
Posts: 3
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Steve C
You won't need plan B. You will get those permits!

I assume you have found the unused permits pages.


Unused permits page you say!? I'm going to go look for that now.

Thanks!

Edited to add: is this an official unused permits page you're referring to or something? I'm coming up blank.


Edited by Tony T. (07/10/17 01:23 PM)

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#50761 - 07/10/17 04:09 PM Re: Mountaineer's Route conditions (July 24th) [Re: Tony T.]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7075
Loc: Fresno, CA
Google: Unused Whitney Permits

Inyo National Forest staff has forwarded the numbers to me at the end of every year. I've been posting them, so you can get a feel for your chances.

I'll make it easy for you: Unused Whitney Permits 2016

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#50823 - 07/11/17 06:16 PM Re: Mountaineer's Route conditions (July 24th) [Re: Steve C]
Tony T. Offline


Registered: 07/07/17
Posts: 3
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Google: Unused Whitney Permits

Inyo National Forest staff has forwarded the numbers to me at the end of every year. I've been posting them, so you can get a feel for your chances.

I'll make it easy for you: Unused Whitney Permits 2016


Yeah, I Googled it after your first reply, but the explanation wasn't really jumping out at me.

Thanks for the details! Looks like we shouldn't have a problem (hopefully).

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#50837 - 07/11/17 10:26 PM Re: Mountaineer's Route conditions (July 24th) [Re: Tony T.]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7075
Loc: Fresno, CA
Originally Posted By: Tony T.
Yeah, I Googled it after your first reply, but the explanation wasn't really jumping out at me.

Thanks for the details! Looks like we shouldn't have a problem (hopefully).

Sorry bout that. If you can help me out here... What would help for others to understand?

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