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First, HELLO!  I used to be very active here a million years ago, but fell off the earth for a while.  

I know this is a crazy long shot, but I failed at getting a permit for the Canyon in May.  I'm hoping someone here has a permit with two spaces on it, or that we could possibly beg, plead and cajole the Backcountry Office to allow two more people on a permit - after all, the big problem is the limited number of campsites.  

I've been down the canyon at least eight times, but the real reason I'm so eager to get down there this year is I have a friend who has never even seen the canyon and she's really eager to finally see it and backpack it.  All we want is to share a permit - we will pay for our share and possibly even your share of the permit costs, too.   We'll keep to ourselves on the trail and even in camp if that's what you want.  

We're self-sufficient, fairly fit (both runners, although admittedly lazy runners).  If you let us in on your permit, you won't regret it.  

Thanks for reading!
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I think today is the first day that you can call NPS to ask about available routes.  Call them up and see if anything is still open.
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I know this is a crazy long shot, but I failed at getting a permit for the Canyon in May. áI'm hoping someone here has a permit with two spaces on it, or that we could possibly beg, plead and cajole the Backcountry Office to allow two more people on a permit - after all, the big problem is the limited number of campsites.

I assume, from this, that you're looking for a corridor hike?

If you're willing to be flexible, you may still be able to get a permit for a different itinerary.  You can email the backcountry office at grca_bic@nps.gov.  (Today may not be a great day since it's the first of the month.)


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Sorry for not being specific enough.  My friend would love to do a rim-to-rim-to-rim.  I've done that before and had a blast.  I sent in my permit application for May but did not win the lottery - I submitted three different itineraries and had flexible dates, but was just flat out unlucky.  

Thanks for the suggestion to contact the BCO and ask about openings.  I've always been lucky and gotten a permit for one of my requested itineraries, so I am totally ignorant about what I can do after failing!
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