Mt Whitney Zone:
Mt Whitney Zone Day Use permit is required for all routes, includes the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek.
Mt Whitney Ranger Station in Lone Pine does not issue permits or sell maps, all services for visitors were moved to the Eastern Sierra InterAgency Visitor Center south of town.
On the north end of Inyo National Forest, wilderness permits are issued (and visitor services like bear can rental and maps)are at:
Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center
North of Lee Vining, East side of Hwy 395, overlooking Mono Lake.
Closed in winter.
Wilderness Permit Office for Inyo National Forest
Reservations are made online, no more mail or fax.
Talk to a person: (760) 873-2483
Recorded Wilderness Information: (760) 873-2485