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It is good to hear some positives for the SGW permit system.
I know the fax machine is archaic but it is a free service and USFS doesn’t like using email. Most Wilderness areas use http://www.recreation.gov for permits which isn’t free and usually comes with a cost of $5 per person and a reservation fee of $6.
Note there are still rules to obey in San Gorgonio Wilderness and groups are restricted still of 12 max. Groups visiting the wilderness need to be in smaller groups when possible. Large groups which have split to conform with group size limits should each have a leader and plan on traveling separately. Also they should make extra effort to minimize all unnecessary noise and impacts.
We can only hope they comply or inform them of the impact it can be to the wilderness experience.