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Walk in permits
#57722 07/16/20 02:07 PM
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In the past I’ve been lucky enough to walk into the interagency and obtain an unclaimed permit for a hike the following day. Is that not possible this year? Any information on how to obtain a walk in permit? Thanks.

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MGus #57726 07/16/20 05:43 PM
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They changed the system to online-only reservations in 2018 or 2019. No walk-in permits this year. frown

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Cal #57728 07/16/20 09:12 PM
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You need to try your luck on recreation.gov/Mt Whitney

Unfortunately they aren't updating that site with the no-shows, etc, this year due to the complications with COVID-19. I think some permits do show up on that site occasionally, but it is rare and random.

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Steve C #57729 07/16/20 09:51 PM
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Good luck with that. I've checked that page maybe 300 times these past couple of weeks, and only twice did I see permits available for my target date (July 28). But my persistence paid off as I got everyone in our group a permit. You definitely have to keep checking because you never know when something will open up, and they usually get reserved shortly afterwards (~20 min).

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Steve C #57730 07/16/20 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve C
You need to try your luck on recreation.gov/Mt Whitney

Unfortunately they aren't updating that site with the no-shows, etc, this year due to the complications with COVID-19. I think some permits do show up on that site occasionally, but it is rare and random.
I saw open day hike permits for tomorrow (July 17) earlier this week. They were all taken in about 10-15 minutes. However, I haven't seen any weekend permits even for solo day hikers despite checking that site pretty regularly over the past few weeks. Those are incredibly rare.


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