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Inyo National Forest - Wilderness Permits, CA

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Overnight Exiting Mt Whitney

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Entry Location: Bloody Canyon - AA03

Notice:

This trail does not connect to the John Muir Trail.


This route was used to cross the Sierras before wagon roads were built and is named for the injuries to stock that made this rugged crossing. This trail is not recommended for stock. The trail climbs over a ridge to view Walker Lake and goes up Bloody Canyon past Lower and Upper Sardine Lakes. At the head of the canyon the trail crosses Mono Pass into Yosemite National Park and continues toward the Kuna Crest or Parker Pass Creek areas of the park.

Know Before You Go:

DOWNLOAD AREA MAP FOR THIS TRAIL:Click Here.

Bloody Canyon Area: Special approval is required for commercial use. Stock is not recommended beyond Lower Sardine Lake.

  • No campfires at Lower Sardine Lake; and no campfires above 10,000 ft., look at USFS Webpage for campfire restriction maps.
  • Food and refuse must be stored so that animals cannot get into the food or trash.
  • This is not the Mono Pass trail that provides access to Pioneer Basin and the Recesses in the Rock Creek and Little Lakes Valley area.
  • This area is near Bighorn Sheep habitat. Use of pack goats is not advised in order to protect the health of the wild sheep
  • Yosemite wilderness regulations apply when visiting the National Park. (includes no pets; no camping in Parker Canyon)
  • Deadline: Reservation will be canceled unless the permit pick up instructions are completed before the deadline. Instructions are in the confirmation letter.
  • Only the group leader or alternate leader may pick up the permit; the person picking up the permit must be going on the wilderness trip.
  • BE SURE YOUR DATES AND TRAIL ARE CORRECT - The entire group must start on the trail on the entry date listed. Reservations cannot be changed or transferred.



USFS Webpage for: Bloody Canyon.


Exit Location: Mt. Whitney (Trailcrest Exit) - JM35


Exiting via Trail Crest allows you the option to hike to the summit of Mt Whitney and camp along the Mt Whitney trail as you finish your trip. All Mt. Whitney visitors are expected to pack-out their solid human waste. Pack-out kits are distributed with wilderness permits.

Know Before You Go:

DOWNLOAD AREA MAP FOR THIS TRAIL:Click Here.

All Mt. Whitney visitors are expected to pack

  • out their solid human waste (poop and paper). Pack
  • out kits are distributed with wilderness permits.
    • Special approval is required for commercial use. Stock is not allowed Trail Crest to Whitney Portal.
    • No Campfires. Be Bear Aware! There is a high level of bear activity in the Mt. Whitney area.
    • At the trailhead, all food and scented items must be removed from vehicles and stored in the bear proof lockers located in parking areas.
    • Put trash in bear proof trashcans at the trailhead.
    • Use bear
    • proof containers to store all food and refuse, there are no trees in this canyon suitable to hang food.
    • Deadline: Reservation will be canceled unless the permit pick up instructions are completed before the deadline. Instructions are in the confirmation letter.
    • Only the group leader or alternate leader may pick up the permit; the person picking up the permit must be going on the wilderness trip.
    • BE SURE YOUR DATES AND TRAIL ARE CORRECT - The entire group must start on the trail on the entry date listed. Reservations cannot be changed or transferred
    Safety Is Your Responsibility!

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  • Legend

    A: Available for online reservation (click to book entry date)
    L: Accepting Lottery Application (click to apply for the lottery)
    W: Available at the Facility
    R: Reserved
    C: Closed
    X: Not available
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