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13973Re: [John Muir Trail] Resupply at VVR by 3rd party vendor

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  • Stuart Dodson
    Apr 1 1:50 AM
       Don't sweat too much on resupplying from abroad, I looked at it and with Bob Shattucks guidance
      gave up on the idea as too much hassle and costly i.e postage, buckets, zip locks, and time. A colleague of mine in a large group bought all the stuff in Merced and just about filled a motel room when opening packets,repackaging and post boxing for the whole trip.
       I supplied in Trader Joes in SF(4days) then resupplied at TM,(4days)VVR(4days) and MTR(7 days). apart from MTR I carried 1 day extra emergency food. Unless you have particular dietary requirements its not likely to be worth the trouble.
      I think Bob ate my emergency days food sometime.(Only joking Bob I ate it at Base camp) Great trip and the smell of beer and pizza at WP will drive you on and your bear barrel will be empty!
      English Stu

      From: mountain_minerals <mbrown4444@...>
      To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, March 31, 2011 12:52:44 PM
      Subject: [John Muir Trail] Resupply at VVR by 3rd party vendor


      In an earlier posting (msg #12860), someone had tried and failed to
      resupply at TM by ordering food directly from REI.

      My question is: has anyone successfully used this method to resupply
      from REI (or any other vendor) at VVR?

      Reading the VVR site, it seems like you need a supplier prepared to put
      a little extra effort into labelling your package and one who'll either
      let you choose a courier or (based on VVR's stated preference) always
      uses UPS.

      Like the earlier poster I'm an overseas visitor, so logistically this is
      probably the easiest way to arrange a resupply.

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