MFS: Group Size & Camp Site Selection Process
Say, I've got a mid-June MFS permit, and I've read that sometimes the ranger will tell a smaller group where they should camp based on their size. Now, I totally understand the need to assign campsites by size, so I was wondering if perhaps our group should grow a little bit bigger so that we get our preferred sites, which are mostly the larger camp sites.
We are currently 12 folks, but there are four others who could easily join us, so we'd be 16 total.
Thus, my question is this? Are we more likely to get our preferred camp sites (the larger ones) if we are 16 instead of 12 folks? And not sure if it matters, but we are currently at 9 rafts and 1 IK, and would grow to 10 rafts with 16 folks.
Thanks for your input and taking the time to respond.