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Backcountry Permit Software

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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2015, 01:34:40 PM »
Bingo!  :13:

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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2015, 03:42:28 PM »
Anybody else notice that the Chisos map they're using still has SW1 on it? EP1 was erased, but it still shows the old trail.


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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2015, 06:14:41 PM »
Anybody else notice that the Chisos map they're using still has SW1 on it? EP1 was erased, but it still shows the old trail.
Incentive to buy a new map in the bookstore!

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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2015, 09:39:09 AM »
Is the backcountry permit site down again for others? I haven't been able to access it for a few days.

Thanks!

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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2015, 10:03:38 AM »
Acts like it is offline. Probably needs a reboot...   :eusa_think::

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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2015, 12:35:34 PM »
Is the backcountry permit site down again for others? I haven't been able to access it for a few days.

Thanks!

New El Campo IP
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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2015, 12:38:14 PM »
That's great. Thank you for your help!

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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2015, 12:56:52 PM »
Can anyone confirm that 12:01 a.m. is still the "purge time" for submitted El Campo worksheets?
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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2015, 01:15:05 PM »
Yes.

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Backcountry Trivia
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2015, 07:33:17 PM »
El Campo has been on-line for two years now (the first permit in the new system was issued on July 29, 2013), and info gleaned from the publicly available on-line calendar can show a few interesting patterns of backcountry activity.  The NPS publishes monthly backcountry permit numbers; here's the same info in graph form of the average number of permits issued per day for the past two years.  It's no surprise the peaks are around holidays and spring break, but it is interesting to see the relative numbers from day to day.



For the past two years, does anyone want to guess about the backcountry sites:

1) What is the most occupied Chisos camp site (based on days per year covered by a permit)?
2) What is the least occupied Chisos camp site?
3) What is the most occupied Roadside camp site?
4) What is the least occupied Roadside camp site?
5) Excluding river zones, what is the most used zone (based on total "permit-days" since multiple permits are allowed per day)?
6) Which zone has never had a permit issued for it in the past two years?

Answers in a few days.

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Re: Backcountry Trivia
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2015, 09:09:45 AM »
For the past two years, does anyone want to guess about the backcountry sites:

Just shooting from the hip...

1) What is the most occupied Chisos camp site (based on days per year covered by a permit)? SW4
2) What is the least occupied Chisos camp site? PI3
3) What is the most occupied Roadside camp site? GH1
4) What is the least occupied Roadside camp site? LP2
5) Excluding river zones, what is the most used zone (based on total "permit-days" since multiple permits are allowed per day)? CO4
6) Which zone has never had a permit issued for it in the past two years? NO5 or EO7

Eagerly awaiting the real answers.  :icon_smile:

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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2015, 09:30:30 AM »
That's a very interesting graph!  Thanks for sharing it Jim
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Re: Backcountry Trivia
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2015, 10:05:51 AM »
For the past two years, does anyone want to guess about the backcountry sites:

Just shooting from the hip...

1) What is the most occupied Chisos camp site (based on days per year covered by a permit)? SW4
2) What is the least occupied Chisos camp site? PI3
3) What is the most occupied Roadside camp site? GH1
4) What is the least occupied Roadside camp site? LP2
5) Excluding river zones, what is the most used zone (based on total "permit-days" since multiple permits are allowed per day)? CO4
6) Which zone has never had a permit issued for it in the past two years? NO5 or EO7

Eagerly awaiting the real answers.  :icon_smile:

My guesses exactly, number 5 could also be SO1
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2015, 11:14:52 AM »
The spike in April with the??? might be Easter Weekend?
"Rugged isolation in a Jeep with the top down, doors off, sweaty, dusty, listening to your flavor of tunes, immersed in the most beautiful and beguiling desert mountains in all of the Southwest, the Sierra Quemada. Nothing short of spiritual cleansing. " D. Locke

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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2015, 11:29:09 AM »
The spike in April with the??? might be Easter Weekend?
Of course.  You're exactly right.  There were over 100 permits issued on Good Friday this year.

 


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