A friend and I discussed the possibility of hiking the GC this weekend (fri, sat, sun) and were curious as to what our chances would be. We've already been down and up the corridor trails and were hoping to get out on one of the less traveled routes. Specifically, in order of preference, the Hermit-BA loop, Boucher-Hermit loop, or any other out of the way route. Last time I hiked the GC I had a permit well in advance, and am unfarmiliar with the process of obtaining last minute permits. How do I find out if these options are available? I know it's purely specualtion, but what do you think our chances are of obtaining a permit to camp along these routes? Any comments on the different campsites along these trails?