My wife and I, along with our long-time camping friends, enter the YHSC lottery by putting in a route for four people that consists of the following: 1 night at Glen Aulin, 2 nights at May Lake, and 1 night at Sunrise HSC. We gave a primary and an alternate date to increase our chances. Our friends put in the same route, with their primary date being our alternate, and vice versa. We get all our paperwork submitted by the November 1st, 2009 deadline, and wait…
We draw a blank on all four of our lottery applications. Not sure why we drew a blank, but we decide to try for any of the spaces remaining by calling the YHSC desk at 7:00 a.m. PST on February 9th. We get thru to the reservations folks and give them our same plans, with flexible dates in late July and early August. We are told they would respond back within two weeks.
Within 3 days, we are delighted to hear we have a reservation. The route we were given was different than we asked for, and goes clockwise starting at Sunrise HSC, then two nights at May Lake HSC, and one night at Glen Aulin HSC. Our first date in is Friday August 6th.
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