planet54 wrote:It has not been mentioned that you need permits to backpack in Upper Salt Creek and The Needles. It looks like you will have to try and get a permit on a walk-in basis and that could be difficult or improbable. Campsites are designated so you should have your route planned already.
No permit required for dayhikes.
Good luck . Consider having a solid alternate plan.
You are right, I obtained permits back in January...and they were filling up back then...