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Backcountry Permit Software

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Offline Lance

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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #60 on: September 02, 2016, 11:25:58 AM »
Good stats gentleman! I knew I liked Big Bend in February for some reason, now I know why!
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Offline Jonah Neff

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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #61 on: October 05, 2016, 08:16:14 PM »
Perhaps I'm being a little dense here.. but in the file above called "site usage by month - flash.xls" the top of the "people" table says:

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Campsite usage by month for ALL permits from 31-Aug-2015 to 30-Aug-2016. Values are the number of days in a month a site was covered by a permit followed by the monthly accumulation of the number of people at the site each day month.

The campsite I'm interested in is Elephant Tusk, in December.  It says that site had 40 days in December that it was covered by a permit.  Thats a single unit site - how was it covered by a permit for 40 days in a month with 31 days? 

I must be missing something fairly obvious, so I apologize in advance for the silly question.

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Offline Flash

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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #62 on: October 05, 2016, 09:19:43 PM »
Perhaps I'm being a little dense here.. but in the file above called "site usage by month - flash.xls" the top of the "people" table says:

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Campsite usage by month for ALL permits from 31-Aug-2015 to 30-Aug-2016. Values are the number of days in a month a site was covered by a permit followed by the monthly accumulation of the number of people at the site each day month.

The campsite I'm interested in is Elephant Tusk, in December.  It says that site had 40 days in December that it was covered by a permit.  Thats a single unit site - how was it covered by a permit for 40 days in a month with 31 days? 

I must be missing something fairly obvious, so I apologize in advance for the silly question.

The EL1 site was permitted 19 days in December. During those 19 days a total of 40 "people" stayed there. Here is the kicker, these are not unique people. In theory, 2 unique individuals could have stayed there 19 days, but had a guest 2 of those days, for a total of 40 people-days. When a permit is made, it is for a certain number of people on a particular day for each site and so these stats are somewhat ambiguous and could lead to an exaggerated perception of the number of park visitors.

By the way, the note quoted above was incorrect on my part due to an edit I had mistakenly made. It should be day, not month, as it had originally read.

-Flash

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Offline Jim

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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #63 on: July 30, 2017, 09:49:27 AM »
Now that El Campo has been in use for a full 4 years as of July 29th, here's a graph by month of the 25,346 total permits that were issued.  This should help campers see the relative busyness of the park throughout the course of a year.

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Offline mule ears

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Re: Backcountry Permit Software
« Reply #64 on: July 30, 2017, 10:32:23 AM »
Thanks Jim, looks like Jan. is now edging out Feb. for the fewest number of folks in the backcountry during the cooler hiking months.

Can you make the bigger data set available as you have in the past?
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