Some prior threads from this group on the this subject. Sorry if they're repeats for you.
"" Best bet - find a friend or someone from this list who would like to have an all-expenses paid overnight hiking experience while humping your resupply into an established trail junction."
"I used the packer from Independence who comes out of Onion Valley to
Charlotte Lake Ranger Station. They have a bear secure 55 gal drum to
leave your package to you don't have to meet at a certain time. Cost
me about $250. At that point in the trip ( I'm 65> it was worth not
having to hike out.
Sequoia Kings Pack Trains
Headquarters Onion Valley
P.O. Box 209
Independence, CA 93526
"One of the most beautiful hikes in the Sierra is from LeConte Canyon
over Bishop Pass to South Lake and resupply. Parchers camp will hold
packages. I think you could pay them to drop them off too, down on the
"> > There is a resupply option that I rarely hear anyone talk about,
but I use it all the time. You can send a package to the Ranger
Station at Road's End in Kings Canyon National Park. The hike out to
Roads End is very nice, exceptionally pretty, and very easy. (Most of
it is down-hill.) You can pick up your package and then head back to
the trail via one of two ways. First, hike back UP HILL to where you
left the trail at Woods Creek campground. (Near the Suspension Bridge.)
> > The second re-entry is to follow the trail from Road's End to
Vidette Meadows, hiking along Bubb's Creek. This is the most direct
route to rejoin the JMT, but it does miss the "Rae Lakes" and Glen
Pass route. Easier, and shorter, but you miss some good scenerey.
> > Option #1 only adds about 15 miles of "back-tracking," but the
view of Mist Falls is well worth seeing twice. Be warned, though.
The hike through "Paradise Valley" has a LOT of bear activity in it.
Be sure to use your bear cannisters through here!
> > You can call the Rangers at King's Canyon and get all of the
logistical information. Give them a try! It sure beats trying to
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