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JMT permit hack

Postby balzaccom » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:27 pm

We loved this story in the San Jose Mercury News about a computer whiz who is also a backpacker, and needed to figure out a way to get his permit for the John Muir Trail. So what did he do?

Yep, he designed a bot! The full story is here:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/04/22/ ... uir-trail/

Or, if you are talented in this direction, here is a link to his code:

The source code for hackjohn is available at https://github.com/dhimmel/hackjohn under the permissive MIT License. To learn more, go to https://busy.org/@dhimmel/introducing-t ... il-permits.

To learn more about the John Muir Trail, or to submit an application to the National Park Service’s lottery, go to https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/jmtfaq.htm.
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