2021 trail closures? cross-country camping permits?

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2021 trail closures? cross-country camping permits?

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Does anyone know when the NPS will post plans for summer 2021 rules? I specifically want to know if the full length of the Minong Ridge trail will be open, and whether hikers will be able to get cross-country zone camping permits. Both were not available last summer.
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Bobcat1 wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:53 pm Does anyone know when the NPS will post plans for summer 2021 rules? I specifically want to know if the full length of the Minong Ridge trail will be open, and whether hikers will be able to get cross-country zone camping permits. Both were not available last summer.
The Greenstone Paper should be out soon.
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Re: 2021 trail closures? cross-country camping permits?

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The ferries are planning on running this year, so hopefully that means things are going to be back to some semblance of normal, including the Minong the backcountry camping permits. Hope you're able to plan the trip you want, Bobcat.
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Bobcat1 wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:53 pm Does anyone know when the NPS will post plans for summer 2021 rules? I specifically want to know if the full length of the Minong Ridge trail will be open, and whether hikers will be able to get cross-country zone camping permits. Both were not available last summer.
At this point the Minong should be open. Of course subject to change. Cross Country permits should be available also. (per the NPS)
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Re: 2021 trail closures? cross-country camping permits?

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Per my email discussion with the NPS today, cross-country camping permits (outside of campgrounds) will be available for the 2021 season.
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