Tony Crocker wrote:We were not successful with the walk-up lottery the day before. There were 99 applications for those 10 spots even though it was for a Monday.
Tony Crocker wrote:I think winter is a good time to score one of those permits. I doubt there's much sustained snow cover in this area (dry and ~5,000 feet). Weather is probably more comfortable for hiking most of the time too.
Tony Crocker wrote:There are only 10 of the 4-months-ahead BLM permits per day too, so I doubt they are any easier to get for popular times.
If you enter the lottery for Coyote Buttes North, attempting to obtain a permit for the months of April, May, September, or October, the odds are about 10%. For other months (off-season), the odds are better.
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