Anyone looking for a parner for Mt. Whitney (in August 2014)

Posted by: Bilal

Anyone looking for a parner for Mt. Whitney (in August 2014) - 07/01/14 03:23 AM

Hi everyone,

I want to do Mt. Whitney hike in August. If anyone or any group wants to fill in the place for the overnight hike, I would love to do it.

I have done six pack of peaks in last couple of months and have been hiking for quite some time here.

Contact me at ibne.shah@gmail.com if you are looking to fill up a place in your group.

Best,

Bilal
Posted by: Steve C

Re: Anyone looking for a parner for Mt. Whitney (in August 2014) - 07/01/14 08:30 AM

Bilal, welcome to the forum. There are usually unused permits available at the Visitor Center (1 mile south of Lone Pine) every day. You just walk in and ask.

The permits are made available from no-shows and people picking up permits and some of their party dropping out.

Start by reading this thread and following its links:   How do I get a Whitney unused permit???
Posted by: 1st timer

Re: Anyone looking for a parner for Mt. Whitney (in August 2014) - 07/23/14 11:30 AM

I have an extra permit for Monday August 4. It's a day hike only and I have no idea what the Park Service protocol is for this.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: Anyone looking for a parner for Mt. Whitney (in August 2014) - 07/23/14 01:10 PM

Originally Posted By: 1st timer
I have an extra permit for Monday August 4. It's a day hike only and I have no idea what the Park Service protocol is for this.

Protocol: Most people just show up and say they don't need the extra, so it becomes an "unused" permit available for anyone walking in after you.

But the classier thing to do is: go online and release your unneeded permit, making it available to people checking online for an extra slot. Someone can then get it and be sure they have a permit for a short-notice trip. Or someone needing an extra slot can pick it up.

When you release a slot online, it becomes available sometime within the next 24 hours. (So hackers can't get permits, then release them while someone is on the phone and online, watching for the permit to become available.)

I just wish Recreation.gov would reimburse people part of the $15 for releasing them online.