[pct-l] Permit Memories

Tim Umstead tumstead96 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 22:56:40 CST 2018

In '96 we meet only one ranger, just outside of Tuolumne Meadows.

In '15 we meet only one volunteer ranger on Devils Slide, heading up it of

CDT in '17, 0 rangers.

On Nov 15, 2018 7:01 PM, "Denis Stanton" <denisstanton at mac.com> wrote:

Maybe not changed so much.  I think I met the same ranger at a roadside
stop on my way to section-hike north from Sonora pass in 2016.  He was very
annoyed with me not being able to name each of the campsites I would use.
Told me crossly that SOME people plan their hikes.


> On 16/11/2018, at 1:02 PM, Tim Umstead <tumstead96 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The first time my wife and I hiked the PCT, back in 1996, there was no
> registration through the PCTA.  I drove to a Cleveland National Forest
> office to fill out the permit.  The person there had not heard of the PCT
> and could not imagine anyone hiking that far.  The permit wanted me to
> in nights and I showed them my 5 month schedule.  In the end, I just put
> towns and my itinerary dates and not all of those fit.
> Things have changed a bit.
> The Ravens
> PCT 96, 15
> CDT 17
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