what if the permit box is empty?

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Chip Down
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what if the permit box is empty?

Post by Chip Down » May 15th, 2020, 4:05 pm

It was May 15, but the permit box was empty. Should I have turned back? Should I submit one retroactively when I'm able to? Should I have scribbled info on whatever paper I had and stuffed it in the box? I'm so confused! I so desperately wish to comply with regulations, and I felt terrible walking past the permit point into the wilderness without a permit affixed to my pack. :cry:
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Re: what if the permit box is empty?

Post by Don Nelsen » May 15th, 2020, 4:38 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
"Everything works in the planning stage".

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Re: what if the permit box is empty?

Post by Chip Down » May 15th, 2020, 4:49 pm

Don Nelsen wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 4:38 pm
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Oh my...did my sarcasm show? ;)

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Re: what if the permit box is empty?

Post by retired jerry » May 15th, 2020, 6:13 pm

I think you should have turned around :)

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Re: what if the permit box is empty?

Post by Chip Down » May 15th, 2020, 6:18 pm

retired jerry wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 6:13 pm
I think you should have turned around :)
Well...we did, eventually ;)

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Re: what if the permit box is empty?

Post by Aimless » May 15th, 2020, 7:19 pm

If the permit box is empty there's nothing hard about that. You fill out the permit provided.

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Re: what if the permit box is empty?

Post by Bosterson » May 15th, 2020, 8:27 pm

Chip Down wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Well...we did, eventually ;)
Is that like the royal "we", soloist?

Obviously if you encounter an empty permit box you put a $100 bill in it, that's tradition. Three cents will go to actual trailwork.
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Re: what if the permit box is empty?

Post by Chip Down » May 16th, 2020, 4:51 am

Bosterson wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Is that like the royal "we", soloist?
Aha! Good eye. For the second time ever, I brought company. And, like the previous time, I went slow, but wrecked him anyway. Weather sucked though, so no big loss.
Bosterson wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Obviously if you encounter an empty permit box you put a $100 bill in it, that's tradition. Three cents will go to actual trailwork.
Oh, I did notice a couple dimes in the box. Are we supposed to contribute? Seems like money should go in the lower slot.

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Re: what if the permit box is empty?

Post by retired jerry » May 16th, 2020, 5:34 am

"Obviously if you encounter an empty permit box you put a $100 bill in it, that's tradition. Three cents will go to actual trailwork."

All threads eventually degenerate to an argument about the NWFP :)

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Re: what if the permit box is empty?

Post by BigBear » May 16th, 2020, 2:31 pm

Trick question. If you find a permit box full of permits, you are supposed to empty it and recycle the permits as part of curbside pickup. :)

I would be surprised if you found any permits in a box if there's snow on the ground at the trailhead. Did you have to chain up to find that trailhead?

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