Originally Posted by rhyary
I have been studying trail damage web site,
and I am starting to get the gist of it. I am especially checking the long trails.
In a previous post it has been mentioned that I need to get a permit a head of time.
Anyone care to elaborate about the camping permit? How do I get it a head of time and from whom? Especially when I did not make specific plans yet. Is that something I get for the whole area or trail specific?
a permit is only required for camping. if you bomb wr in one day you don't need it. http://www.nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/whiterimroad.htm
you will still have the vehicle park fee though but not required to purchase in advance
as noted i would go down to beef basin or spend some time hiking in arches, canyonlands, or some of the other close hikes. hitting the populr part of the swell is way mor fun than another day on steel bender IMHO. I would also do lockhart basin trail from needles to moab. nice 1 dayer.