Has anyone received notice of getting a permit?

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Has anyone received notice of getting a permit?

Postby ThomasMore » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:17 am

I had my permit filed in less than 15 minutes on opening of the new permit procedures and have heard nothing either way. Has anyone received a notice of getting a permit for 2016?
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Re: Has anyone received notice of getting a permit?

Postby Me and Cass » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:40 am

I haven't heard, either, and freaking a bit. In another topic, there have been people, that have gotten confirmation. Confirmation has been linked to time of payment. I paid mine at 10:08. Some people who got confirmation, had a time of payment up to 10:07.
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Re: Has anyone received notice of getting a permit?

Postby Ear Mountain » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:13 am

Yes, I received notice that my permit reservation was "Successfully Processed." Submitted around 10:06 AM
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Re: Has anyone received notice of getting a permit?

Postby ThomasMore » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:14 pm

Ear Mountain- I see what you meant. The record showed that they possessed yours at 10:06AM on the 15th. Mine was processed at 10:13AM, which means a few thousand people ahead of me. Were you following the "Advanced Reservation Availability" site to monitor how things looked for your request? I saw a few days ago that my requested campsites were gone and I hadn't received anything, so I was pretty sure that we missed out.
Without giving out any days you would be out in the backcountry, what did you get?
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Re: Has anyone received notice of getting a permit?

Postby Ear Mountain » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:05 pm

The system is new this year so I'm not sure how things will go. But just because your desired campsites and dates disappeared from the Backcountry Site Availability pages doesn't necessarily mean you missed out. In past years backcountry permit personnel worked on completing a number of permits before sending out large groups of emails. Until such time as you get an official email saying your reservation could not be granted you haven't missed out.
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Re: Has anyone received notice of getting a permit?

Postby ThomasMore » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:14 pm

Good to know. Thanks for the information.
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Re: Has anyone received notice of getting a permit?

Postby hkpierce » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:55 pm

I got mine today. However, even though I put in for post September 4th dates, I did not get first choice. Considering that my entry confirmation was 10:36am MT on March 15th, I find that block-out remarkable.
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Re: Has anyone received notice of getting a permit?

Postby Me and Cass » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:33 am

That's so weird, I haven't heard anything, and I put mine in at 10:08. I also had 4 trips but all during Aug, and with the block outs, I'm not confident?
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Re: Has anyone received notice of getting a permit?

Postby jruebsam » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:44 pm

Mine was processed at 10:04 AM, and still nothing. My itinerary is a popular route (modified Northern Traverse w/ Fifty Mountain built in), but I left a 2 week window.

I know two people that submitted a few minutes after me for trips and received rejection notices.
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Re: Has anyone received notice of getting a permit?

Postby Me and Cass » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:59 pm

jruebsam wrote:Mine was processed at 10:04 AM, and still nothing. My itinerary is a popular route (modified Northern Traverse w/ Fifty Mountain built in), but I left a 2 week window.

I know two people that submitted a few minutes after me for trips and received rejection notices.


I have the exact same route, 2.5 week window in Aug. Very interesting.
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Re: Has anyone received notice of getting a permit?

Postby PeteE » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:44 pm

Nobody knows precisely what happened between the time we hit our send buttons and when we got a notice of one kind or another.
Nor do we know just how this complicated process plays out when all the applications are being massaged and digested
They may be holding or changing application based on early cancellations.
This is pure speculation on my part.
Bottom line is I don't believe the time you got your notice of application being received means-- diddly squat. 8)
Other than in a very general way---early apps seemed to have gotten fulfilled early on.
Maybe later on someone from the National Park Service will explain is somewhat more detail how the whole process works from beginning to end.
In other worlds--make the process "transparent".
There shouldn't be any need to "keep it a secret". Right? :)
Oh well...
We all live in "hope" don't we?

Hang tight on your permit wait. :D

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Re: Has anyone received notice of getting a permit?

Postby guzzishop » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:26 pm

On March 15 at 1000 sharp, I was ready to submit my pre-loaded application form. It was probably only 5 or 6 clicks later when my form was accepted, but it took 6+ minutes due to my so-so Internet connection. Anyway, I was very excited (and surprised) to be notified exactly 10 days and 20 minutes later that they were ABLE to secure my trip itinerary to Boulder Pass / Hole in the Wall! :arrow: Now hopefully the trail will not be closed due to fire, the views won't be obscured by smoke, etc. etc.
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