Unused Whitney Permits for 2016 This table shows the number of permits remaining for both overnight hikes and day hikes on the Main Mount Whitney Trail. (and day hikes on the

non-trail Mountaineers Route.) During the summer hiking season, you can see what is currently available at the online permit website, Recreation.gov.

Check

Recreation.gov for remaining permits (A=Avilable, R=all reserved). If someone cancels a permit more than two days before, it will show up there as

Available (within 24 hours of the cancellation. Here are the links for the available slots. Click "

Update Availability" to see the 2-week display of available permits:

Mt Whitney Trail Day Use availability Mt Whitney Trail Overnight availabilityIf someone with a reserved permit becomes a no-show (they don't show up and don't phone in before the deadline, which is noon the day before for day hikes, and 10 AM on the entry date for overnight permits), then their permit becomes available to people walking into the Visitor Center and asking. The no-shows become available at 2 PM, the day before for day hikes, and 11 AM current day for overnighters).

The Unused columns below show the number of permits left over

after all permit activity has completed for that date. It is the difference between the permit quota and the count of permits issued for the day, and includes the cancelled and no-show permits that were not re-issued to walk-in people.

The prior unused permits page is here:

Unused Whitney Permits for 2015

Overnight Day Hike

Quotas: 60 100

Overnight Day Hike

May Unused Unused

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1 S 42 92

2 M 40 97

3 T 50 98

4 W 57 90

5 T 50 100

6 F 39 91

7 S 43 79

8 S 40 91

9 M 52 92

10 T 51 99

11 W 49 100

12 T 46 100

13 F 23 90

14 S 17 74

15 S 39 82

16 M 44 98 <-- Tioga Pass road opened in Yosemite

17 T 53 96

18 W 41 96 ... May has been cool this year

19 T 20 87 ... so lots of snow on the trail

20 F 16 84 ... Trail Camp: Water is accessible,

21 S 12 66 ... but mostly snow all around.

22 S 21 59

23 M 49 87

24 T 39 97

25 W 47 99

26 T 42 91

27 F 22 67

28 S 7 37

29 S 30 4

30 M 7 59 <-- Memorial Day

31 T 38 93

Overnight Day Hike

June Unused Unused

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1 W 15 85

2 T 37 79

3 F 18 73

4 S 7 18

5 S 13 45 <-- Switchbacks being used by a few, but no easier

6 M 12 51 -- than the "chute" (direct route from Trail Camp

7 T 28 79 -- to Trail Crest) Some making it only with microspikes

8 W 9 58 -- and ice axe.

9 T 15 34

10 F 14 25

11 S 14 27

12 S 29 26

13 M 33 35

14 T 11 25

15 W 20 40 <-- Most people using the switchbacks. A few still

16 T 6 46 -- using the chute.

17 F 8 14

18 S 13 5

19 S 23 11 <-- Chute pretty much abandoned, everyone

20 M 18 20 -- is using the switchbacks. 2016 has seen an

21 T 5 28 -- "average" snowfall amount, but temps were

22 W 12 43 -- lower and more snow fell in May than other years.

23 T 11 26

24 F 0 24

25 S 0 3

26 S 29 6

27 M 2 28

28 T 11 32

29 W 8 33

30 T 12 17

Overnight Day Hike

July Unused Unused

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1 F 4 29

2 S 6 23

3 S 2 0

4 M 0 6 <-- Independence Day.

5 T 5 42

6 W 5 22

7 T 7 9

8 F 13 15

9 S 1 4

10 S 1 1

11 M 5 31

12 T 1 19

13 W 10 10

14 T 6 12

15 F 1 9

16 S 0 0

17 S 1 12

18 M 5 11 <-- Badwater ultramarathon start

19 T 9 17

20 W 6 7

21 T 2 8

22 F 0 9

23 S 1 0

24 S 11 0

25 M 13 14

26 T 14 8

27 W 0 11

28 T 0 21

29 F 4 16

30 S 3 7

31 S 13 1

Overnight Day Hike

August Unused Unused

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1 M 0 18

2 T 13 20

3 W 9 4

4 T 2 11

5 F 4 0

6 S 0 1

7 S 1 12

8 M 3 17

9 T 1 16

10 W 1 20

11 T 3 10

12 F 0 13

13 S 10 2

14 S 8 0

15 M 1 13

16 T 13 8

17 W 11 23

18 T 0 14

19 F 1 24

20 S 10 3

21 S 11 1

22 M 9 20

23 T 8 41

24 W 4 16

25 T 1 29

26 F 0 20

27 S 1 0

28 S 3 1

29 M 13 25

30 T 3 18

31 W 32 23

Overnight Day Hike

Sept Unused Unused

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1 T 12 28

2 F 0 12

3 S 0 0

4 S 0 0

5 M 9 0 <-- Labor Day holiday

6 T 15 12

7 W 7 12

8 T 7 17

9 F 0 21

10 S 1 4

11 S 3 0

12 M 0 17

13 T 3 17

14 W 5 13

15 T 11 30

16 F 3 0

17 S 2 1

18 S 12 0

19 M 2 8

20 T 10 22

21 W 1 38

22 T 15 40

23 F 4 18

24 S 1 7

25 S 0 3

26 M 14 0

27 T 44 35

28 W 44 47

29 T 4 31

30 F 4 20

Overnight Day Hike

October Unused Unused

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1 S 0 30

2 S 15 23

3 M 34 54

4 T 16 45

5 W 31 69

6 T 11 42

7 F 17 17

8 S 3 3

9 S 16 6

10 M 17 13

11 T 22 50

12 W 28 58

13 T 29 50

14 F 1 43

15 S 21 37

16 S 43 52

17 M 38 65

18 T 34 82

19 W 28 82

20 T 33 73

21 F 20 73

22 S 7 23

23 S 49 23

24 M 47 94

25 T 32 82

26 W 47 73

27 T 44 92

28 F 26 99

29 S 28 20

30 S 44 88

31 M 51 100

Nov 1 T 59 98