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I have had rangers who thought my itineraries were too hard and tried to make me believe that they wouldn't issue the permit. In one case at GUMO a ranger actually took a vacation to come look for us mid-trip because he thought it was impossible for us to do what we said we were going to do.Convince them that you are prepared and experienced enough for your plan, and you probably are.
...As far as being turned down for a permit, I never have (except when a zone was full)...
Quote from: "okiehiker"...As far as being turned down for a permit, I never have (except when a zone was full)...Geessh... how often does that happen? You mean they actually have a limit to the number of people staying in a zone?
I still think (we don't have to beat that dead horse in 3,000 more monotonous posts...) you should be able to submit an itinerary and permit request in advance, pick it up at the appointed place and time and go. If you don't pick it up then, first come first-served. People can plan a trip in advance and actually take it. If you don't show, the first person in line who wants the zone gets it.
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