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#52216 - 09/18/17 11:45 AM Same day permit question
AndyC Offline

Registered: 01/22/14
Posts: 10
Loc: Tehachapi, CA
Is it possible to get a day hike permit for either the main trail or North Fork on the same day as the planned hike. Ie. If I wanted to show up at the visitors center at opening time and get a same day permit just to do a partial hike (say up to trail camp or UBSL)?

#52220 - 09/18/17 05:24 PM Re: Same day permit question [Re: AndyC]
saltydog Offline

Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1553
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Yep: pretty good odds in fact, especially weekdays.
Wherever you go, there you are.

#52233 - 09/20/17 02:21 PM Re: Same day permit question [Re: AndyC]
futbol Offline

Registered: 06/27/17
Posts: 29
Loc: San Diego, CA
I got a walk-in permit last Sunday for a Monday overnight, but they USFS rep said there were permits available for that same day, so yes.

What I could not do was get a walk-in permit for a hike 2 days in advance.

Also, walk-in permits are free. I didn't know that until this week.

Edited by futbol (09/20/17 02:22 PM)

#52247 - 09/22/17 07:23 AM Re: Same day permit question [Re: AndyC]
RichardK Offline

Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 86
Loc: East Coast Florida
The permits have always been free. What you pay for in the permit lottery is the lottery and reservation system.