It has become very clear to me that the permit notification system for the Salt DOES NOT WORK. I know of many people, including two of the seven in my group, who have received nothing. I too was hoping that was a good sign, that maybe my friends were being mailed information because they won.
This happened to me a few years ago when I applied for a permit. I waited and waited, and finally called. When at last I got through to a human being I learned that I had lost in the lottery, and the reason I hadn’t been notified was because they had typed my email address incorrectly.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the rangers on the Salt. They are very nice people and do excellent work around the river. Paperwork, however, is not their forte. Something needs to change. The waitlist system is also antiquated. Those guys need to wake up and smell the 21st Century.
"Running rivers is the physical expression of intellectual passion."
-Richard Bangs 'The Lost River'