In 2010 I dealt with this by reserving 3 nights at Manning Camp, expecting I'd hit one of them. When I explained that to someone at the park afterward, they kind of blanched because that practice locks up the sites for other users. I believe they came up with the phone permit practice to prevent this since it results in fewer people being able to use the park.
As luck would have it, just before I got there the mountain received 4 feet of snow in a late storm, and after getting high-centered in the snow, I detoured down Douglas Spring Trail.
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The bear went over the mountain to see what he could see.