2018 Backcountry Permit Buzz

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Re: 2018 Backcountry Permit Buzz

Postby Selkie » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:34 pm

paul wrote:It looks like the response is coming from an executive assistant not from the Superintendent. My guess is the assistant handles these messages and the superintendent doesn't even see them. The assistant most likely doesn't know anything about the backcountry permitting system.


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What he said.
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Re: 2018 Backcountry Permit Buzz

Postby Syrio » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:42 am

So despite a time stamp of 10:22 AM I got a permit. Unfortunately due to some life circumstances that occurred after I applied I may not be able to go. Its still unclear at this time but if anyone who is already planning on being there the week below wants to PM me, I could try and coordinate when I cancel the reservation with you. I'm not sure when I'll know for certain if I can or cannot go either.

ENTER - BOWMAN LAKE FOOT (AKAK,BOW,QU) (TRAILHEAD)

7-23-2018 - BOW - BOWMAN LK, HD
Fires; YES
Segment; Length 7.10
Elevation; Up 0 | Down 0

7-24-2018 - JAN - JANET
Fires; YES
Segment; Length 11.60
Elevation; Up 2220 | Down 1290

7-25-2018 - FRA - FRANCIS
Fires; NO
Segment; Length 2.80
Elevation; Up 295 | Down 0

7-26-2018 - BOW - BOWMAN LK, HD
Fires; YES
Segment; Length 8.80
Elevation; Up 995 | Down 2220

EXIT - BOWMAN LAKE FOOT (AKAK,BOW,QU) (TRAILHEAD)
Segment; Length 7.10
Elevation; Up 0 | Down 0


TOTALS;
Trip length 37.40 miles
Elevation up 3,510 feet
Elevation down 3,510 feet
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Re: 2018 Backcountry Permit Buzz

Postby Vegasguzzi » Wed May 09, 2018 2:02 pm

Does anyone know if the permitting process is over? I received word that one permit was denied but it did not say which dates were denied. I had two separate applications.
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Re: 2018 Backcountry Permit Buzz

Postby thorn726 » Wed May 09, 2018 3:37 pm

You still have hope// it is technically not "over" until the end of the season, and i believe the Park indicated at least May 15th for processing just the first day's worth of applications which means it could easily take longer than that.
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Re: 2018 Backcountry Permit Buzz

Postby teapot57 » Fri May 11, 2018 9:29 am

Vegasguzzi wrote:Does anyone know if the permitting process is over? I received word that one permit was denied but it did not say which dates were denied. I had two separate applications.



I would call the backcountry office and ask: (406) 888-7857
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Re: 2018 Backcountry Permit Buzz

Postby sbosecker » Wed May 16, 2018 5:12 pm

Regarding the question as to if the initial Backcountry Advance Reservations process had been completed.

I don't know if this "clue" is significant or not but...

The Advance Reservation Availability Link on Glacier's Backcountry Advance Reservation Page is "live" again. The practice seems to be to "break" this link when the Backcountry staff starts the process of processing the initial Advance Reservations Applications.

https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/ ... ations.htm

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Re: 2018 Backcountry Permit Buzz

Postby Syrio » Tue May 22, 2018 7:40 am

Syrio wrote:So despite a time stamp of 10:22 AM I got a permit. Unfortunately due to some life circumstances that occurred after I applied I may not be able to go. Its still unclear at this time but if anyone who is already planning on being there the week below wants to PM me, I could try and coordinate when I cancel the reservation with you. I'm not sure when I'll know for certain if I can or cannot go either.

ENTER - BOWMAN LAKE FOOT (AKAK,BOW,QU) (TRAILHEAD)

7-23-2018 - BOW - BOWMAN LK, HD
Fires; YES
Segment; Length 7.10
Elevation; Up 0 | Down 0

7-24-2018 - JAN - JANET
Fires; YES
Segment; Length 11.60
Elevation; Up 2220 | Down 1290

7-25-2018 - FRA - FRANCIS
Fires; NO
Segment; Length 2.80
Elevation; Up 295 | Down 0

7-26-2018 - BOW - BOWMAN LK, HD
Fires; YES
Segment; Length 8.80
Elevation; Up 995 | Down 2220

EXIT - BOWMAN LAKE FOOT (AKAK,BOW,QU) (TRAILHEAD)
Segment; Length 7.10
Elevation; Up 0 | Down 0


TOTALS;
Trip length 37.40 miles
Elevation up 3,510 feet
Elevation down 3,510 feet



So will not be using this permit. I did have someone else reach out about it but that person is no longer responding. I'll give it a couple days if anyone on the board would like to try and coordinate my cancellation and your application, if not will be cancelling late this week.
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Re: 2018 Backcountry Permit Buzz

Postby Jay w » Tue May 22, 2018 7:03 pm

Nice trip. Whatever that conflict is.....
The NSA...the only people in the government who listen.
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