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    Here would be my 2-yr plan to avoid people &...

    Here would be my 2-yr plan to avoid people & snow:

    Year 1: Chester to Campo starting late August. Want to reach Kennedy Meadows (~650 miles) before October

    Year 2: Cascade Locks to Canada...
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    My read of the revised order is that cannister...

    My read of the revised order is that cannister stoves will be legal everywhere (with a campfire permit). Sanity prevails!
  3. I remember those statistics. As I recall, they...

    I remember those statistics. As I recall, they got a head count from Mountain Crossings, then inflated it by a fixed amount (20% is my recollection) to estimate the count for Springer.

    If ATC...
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    Way to go, PCTA! Let's eliminate any...

    Way to go, PCTA! Let's eliminate any possiblility for northbound thru-hikers to take the snowpack into account when choosing their start date.
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    Camp at Warner Valley Campground, $16/site, bear...

    Camp at Warner Valley Campground, $16/site, bear boxes provided. 15 (easy except for that first hill) miles to the north park boundary.
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    There's a better way to Sacramento from Chester. ...

    There's a better way to Sacramento from Chester. Take the Susanville Indian Rancheria bus to Red Bluff, then Greyhound to Sacramento. Under 5 hours. The connection in Red Bluff is tighter than the...
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    33 days to KM is probably a bit ambitious for...

    33 days to KM is probably a bit ambitious for someone on your schedule. I would suggest planning your break at Tehachapi Pass, where there is much better transportation too.

    Also, consider doing...
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    Just be aware the bus only runs M-F, so this plan...

    Just be aware the bus only runs M-F, so this plan only works for a Tu-F start date.
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    Just to throw out another option: Take the bus...

    Just to throw out another option: Take the bus to Lake Morena in the afternoon (day -1), camp at the park, then take the morning bus back to Forest Gate Rd.
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    Greyhound hasn't stopped at Snoqualmie Pass for...

    Greyhound hasn't stopped at Snoqualmie Pass for quite a few years now.
  11. No bus service in the park AFAIK. In addition to...

    No bus service in the park AFAIK. In addition to the buses Dogwood mentioned, there's also the Susanville Indian Rancheria bus which runs between Susanville and Red Bluff/Redding along Hwy 36--they...
  12. It's worth noting that the Castle Pass/Three...

    It's worth noting that the Castle Pass/Three Fools Trail is unmaintained. I found this trip report from 2013.

    I've seen several recommendations to hike the PNT/Devil's Dome Trail from Devil's...
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    I was hiking behind him from Lassen to Buck's...

    I was hiking behind him from Lassen to Buck's Lake in August. Or so I was told by every northbounder I passed (that, plus the increasingly fresh mule s**t on the trail). I apparently camped 2 miles...
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    I, too, assume most of the empty campsites are...

    I, too, assume most of the empty campsites are due to no-shows. However, I've been told (by a ranger at Phantom Ranch) that the campgrounds have a quota on the total number of campers. Given enough...
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    Oops. Let me try that link again: ...

    Oops. Let me try that link again:

    http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/news_2009-11-20_procedure_change.htm
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    Sorry to drag up an old thread, but the linked...

    Sorry to drag up an old thread, but the linked article is extremely misleading. The change only stops people (mainly locals, especially commercial tour guides) from using the in-person permit...
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