2021 Backcountry Permit Applications: Date for submittal now March 17

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Re: 2021 Backcountry Permit Applications: Date for submittal now March 17

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Paul,
I really enjoyed your Winds trip. Had in mind possibly trying to link the Winds to my two Yellowstone backpacks in September (Canada being closed), but the distance between is too great. So I hope you are able to develop another fine itinerary.

(From someone who has haunted car reservation sites: best to get that in place soonest.
Agencies sold down inventory last year, in absence of business travel (and now chip shortage). Cars are being transferred from less in demand locations that business travelers don't use to fill the needs of major airports, so rates are rising everywhere.
Think $200-400 per day.)

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Hi Selkie,

Thanks for the tip on car reservations. If it's that high per day, I don't know if I could pull the trigger for a 7 day rental. I look into getting this done soon. Still wish I could go to Glacier though. My BC permit application was rejected today, ugh!

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So yesterday I got my second and final permit. I had submitted two permit applications, one for a 2-3 night trip within a one week date range, and the second for a 3 night trip anytime between August 1 and September 15, but in the notes I carved out the date range that I used for the first permit and specifically asked them not to give me anything during that time.

Neither permit that I received was close to what I requested, and they are both one night permits for the exact same date! I got one night at REH, and on the second permit I got the SAME night at Lake Isabel.

Not quite what I was looking for, but you win some, you lose some.

Sorry, Paul. That’s a bummer, especially since it’s been awhile since you’ve been to Glacier.

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Neither permit that I received was close to what I requested, and they are both one night permits for the exact same date! I got one night at REH, and on the second permit I got the SAME night at Lake Isabel.
That's very weird Tina. How could they make that mistake?
Dear Backcountry Permit Applicant,
We have processed your Advance Reservation Application and were unable to confirm any of your itinerary choices.


Got this yesterday regarding my other app.
But I still have the 3 nights at ATL so no whining from me.


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FWIW....The car rental business working out of KGPI has some problems, and apparently KGPI isn't alone.
Among the challenges that car rental companies face at the moment is "limited supply".
Or often they might have the wrong "mix" of models available. In some cases, they sold off SUVs__POPular with tourist families-- during covid
Aand kept more "business model cars"--Not popular for tourists with families.
Many rental outfits sold off inventory a year ago due to covid-19. So there's an overall shortage of vehicles available right now.
Limited supply facing high demand. So best get working on your rental, if you don't have one yet.


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teapot57 wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:16 am
So yesterday I got my second and final permit. I had submitted two permit applications, one for a 2-3 night trip within a one week date range, and the second for a 3 night trip anytime between August 1 and September 15, but in the notes I carved out the date range that I used for the first permit and specifically asked them not to give me anything during that time.

Neither permit that I received was close to what I requested, and they are both one night permits for the exact same date! I got one night at REH, and on the second permit I got the SAME night at Lake Isabel.

Not quite what I was looking for, but you win some, you lose some.

Sorry, Paul. That’s a bummer, especially since it’s been awhile since you’ve been to Glacier.
Hey Tina,

What date were the permits for? Which one do you plan to use?

Paul
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Hey Tina,

What date were the permits for? Which one do you plan to use?

Paul
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