Probably old news to most, but I thought it would be worth noting that the public comment period just began. The permit system for Deso is going to a lottery system like the Salmon at recreation.gov instead of call in and $6 for each person to enter the lottery.
I'm glad to see the change. The old system was goofy and frustrating. I use rec.gov for Main Salmon and Middle Fork permits, and camping reservations. It's easy to use, and I can easily check on & reserve cancellations any time of day or night.