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psycholoco
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Re: Mt. Whitney

Post by psycholoco » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:50 pm

Scott P wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:47 pm
It's a different permit and has a different quota.
Overnights yes, day hikes not as of last year.

From https://www.recreation.gov/permits/233260
"Day Use – Mt Whitney Zone

This permit is valid for one day only, from midnight to midnight. Choose the route appropriate for your group, Mt. Whitney Trail or climbing routes like the Mountaineers Route.

Consecutive day use permits are not allowed.

Day Use permit cannot be used as part of an overnight trip to pass through the Mt Whitney Zone."
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Re: Mt. Whitney

Post by tremont » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:05 am

psycholoco wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:50 pm
Scott P wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:47 pm
It's a different permit and has a different quota.
Overnights yes, day hikes not as of last year.

From https://www.recreation.gov/permits/233260
"Day Use – Mt Whitney Zone

This permit is valid for one day only, from midnight to midnight. Choose the route appropriate for your group, Mt. Whitney Trail or climbing routes like the Mountaineers Route.

Consecutive day use permits are not allowed.

Day Use permit cannot be used as part of an overnight trip to pass through the Mt Whitney Zone."
I called the interagency visitor center last week and the ranger verified that the permit lottery for the Whitney Zone day user permit covers both the Mt. Whitney Trail and the Mountaineer's route. A separate permit is only required for North Fork Lone Pine Creek overnights, and they reserve a number of those for daily walk-ups.
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Re: Mt. Whitney

Post by Scott P » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:17 am

psycholoco wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:50 pm
Scott P wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:47 pm
It's a different permit and has a different quota.
Overnights yes, day hikes not as of last year.

From https://www.recreation.gov/permits/233260
"Day Use – Mt Whitney Zone

This permit is valid for one day only, from midnight to midnight. Choose the route appropriate for your group, Mt. Whitney Trail or climbing routes like the Mountaineers Route.

Consecutive day use permits are not allowed.

Day Use permit cannot be used as part of an overnight trip to pass through the Mt Whitney Zone."
Thanks for the clarification on the change. :thumbup:
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