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Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP

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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #60 on: March 02, 2016, 10:07:02 AM »
Although it doesn't specify, I'm assuming green means available.  What do the white boxes mean?  It explains the other colors but not white:

Red (with "Occupied" or "Closed") indicates unavailable camp sites. Yellow with "?" indicates camp sites that have been requested from worksheets, but have yet to be approved. Light yellow are second choice requests. Zones with numbers indicate "persons-granted-permits"/"zone-capacity" values. Camp Site legend: (R) Roadside, (C) Chisos, (Z) Zone.

Also, for the zone areas, it's somewhat confusing.  For example if you look at the Dodson zone for today, it says, "15/40" but then says "occupied" 6 times.  I'm assuming this means 15 out of a maximum of 40 people have reservations for this zone but why does it say "occupied" 6 times? Is that the number of groups of people?

Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #61 on: March 03, 2016, 09:38:34 PM »
I *believe* the green/white is just a visual aid to help discern the rows.

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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #62 on: March 04, 2016, 05:44:31 AM »
I *believe* the green/white is just a visual aid to help discern the rows.
Also known as "watermelon paper" from the early days of computing.

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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #63 on: March 04, 2016, 06:50:10 AM »

Also, for the zone areas, it's somewhat confusing.  For example if you look at the Dodson zone for today, it says, "15/40" but then says "occupied" 6 times.  I'm assuming this means 15 out of a maximum of 40 people have reservations for this zone but why does it say "occupied" 6 times? Is that the number of groups of people?

Yes 15 people out of 40 possible.  I think the occupied means 6 different permits (six groups).
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #64 on: March 04, 2016, 09:06:43 AM »
Thanks guys for the clarification!  I'm heading out there next Wed morning so will try the online permit before I leave for the park.  Naturally, the weather forecast shows rain for 2 of the 3 days I'll be out there.   :icon_cry:  I'm hoping the forecast changes before then.

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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #65 on: March 04, 2016, 10:54:35 AM »
I'm heading out there next Wed morning so will try the online permit before I leave for the park.
Actually, an online request for a permit.

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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #66 on: October 10, 2016, 11:54:27 AM »
Can you get a permit at the Maverick Entrance Station?

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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #67 on: October 10, 2016, 12:34:24 PM »
No, only at the 4 visitor centers I believe.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #68 on: October 10, 2016, 02:30:19 PM »
No, only at the 4 visitor centers I believe.

And RGV visitor center is closed in the summer......
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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #69 on: October 10, 2016, 03:04:59 PM »
... as is Castolon.

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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #70 on: October 11, 2016, 09:23:37 AM »
No, only at the 4 visitor centers I believe.
5 visitor centers? Panther Junction, Basin, Persimmon Gap, Castolon, and RGV

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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #71 on: October 11, 2016, 10:58:21 AM »
No, only at the 4 visitor centers I believe.
5 visitor centers? Panther Junction, Basin, Persimmon Gap, Castolon, and RGV

You are right, I always forget that Castolon is a visitor center and not just the museum.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #72 on: October 11, 2016, 11:02:24 AM »
It looks like only 3 are open until November. I'll head to Panther Junction. I'll be staying in Terlingua before I come in.

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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #73 on: November 21, 2016, 10:41:04 AM »
Went out there this weekend and the ranger said my permit request did show and "that thing almost never works."

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Re: Online Backcountry permitting now available for BBNP
« Reply #74 on: November 21, 2016, 03:33:31 PM »
Went out there this weekend and the ranger said my permit request did show and "that thing almost never works."

I take exception to that ranger's comment.  I suspect he/she simply had no understanding of how the system works.

The worksheet queue is automatically cleared out at midnight each evening (per NPS request).  When did you create and save your worksheet, and when did the ranger make that comment??
« Last Edit: November 21, 2016, 05:07:48 PM by Jim »

 


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