If you're considering a backcountry backpacking trip over the summer, now is the time to plan. Some permit lotteries are starting to open for the entire year, and others are on three to six month rolling windows, which means you should reserve your spots for June through August soon. Here are a few dates you may want to mark on your calendar along with other general permit information for the rolling window applications or reservations.
Determining which permits are necessary for certain trails or wilderness areas can be tricky. Here are a few tips to make the process smoother.