PCT Permit Day!

19 January 2020

A couple of weeks ago, the Pacific Crest Trail Association decided to issue permits for long distance hiking this year.

Yay!

And today was the day they started accepting permit applications.

In past years, thousands of people tried to get permits right when they became available because they only issue 50 for each start date in March, April, and May, and there is a lot of demand for the most popular dates.  I wasn’t sure if that would be true this year, since there is still some uncertainty about what will happen with the pandemic.  But I didn’t want to take my chances, so I logged in from several browsers on three different devices.

And thank goodness I did!  They assign people random places in line, and mine were 1336, 3762, 5065, 6503, 6697, 7769, and 9811!

Fortunately, the line moved quickly and within an hour that first queue number worked and let me in.

Of the 50 permits issued for my preferred start date (April 1st) only 2 were left!  But that was good enough.

Did I already say YAY?

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Jay Harrison says:

    Yay!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. E Rhinehardt says:

    Good Fortune!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Harla Yesner says:

    Bye!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. JimmyJam says:

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Laurie Sobolewski says:

    YAY for you! How exciting that you are FINALLY able to have this in your sights. Can’t wait to talk about it at our next Pictionary-a-thon 🙂

    On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 12:38 PM The JimmyJam Hiking Club wrote:

    > JimmyJam posted: “19 January 2020 A couple of weeks ago, the Pacific Crest > Trail Association decided to issue permits for long distance hiking this > year. Yay! And today was the day they started accepting permit > applications. In past years, thousands of people t” >

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  5. Dave Renas says:

    How is it possible this post is simultaneously the most boring AND exciting of your blog history? Really happy for you and looking forward to following your trip!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. JimmyJam says:

      Ahhhhhhhh…… Bureaucracy! 🙂

      Like

  6. mark batz says:

    Congrats. I got March 28th. Time to lose the covid 14, lbs.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. JimmyJam says:

      Yay! See you out there!

      Like

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