Over 52% Of People Who Got A Central Oregon Cascades Permit Never Showed Up To Hike

Mt Jefferson as seen from Boca Cave. Photo by Thomas Shahan via Flickr CC2.

In early 2021 a new wilderness permit system went into affect for the Central Oregon Cascades.  The permits were put in place to thin out crowds who were causing harm to the ecosystem and making the experience unenjoyable for hikers, but still allow access to the public.  Currently overnight permits are required for overnight stays in areas of the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington and Three Sisters Wilderness, and day permits are required for 19 of the hiking trails in those areas.  Data is now showing that over half of all people who purchased permits for

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