We got April 13. That is close to perfect for us. We can fly in on April 12 and take the public bus, spend the night and start early morning April 13.
The calendar pictures show the start dates taken by the time our lottery sign in group was finished. Maximum of 35 permits available each day.
You can see April ended up completely full.
We are excited. And glad we didn’t get a later log in time.
Some people will drop their permits, and fifteen permits a day will be available for the January permit lottery.
This means that many people who missed out today will still get permits and be able to hike. But we are still happy to not have to sweat it and to have permits together and to not be relying on local permits up and down the trail.