514[John Muir Trail] Re: A Great Resource
- Jun 29, 2002Thanks for the Charlotte Lake idea, SN. That's an intriguing
alternative. I wonder if the rangers would give you a hard time if
they found out about using a bear box as a cache. I've got a spare
bear can I could use as a cache. Maybe stashing the can near the JMT
cut-off for Kearsarge Pass could be a plan. What do you think? None
of my friends are into backpacking anymore except for a couple of
hyper rock climbing types. Relying on them for calories could be a
The problem with hitching out is that I will finish at Horseshoe
Meadows. Know where that is? Nobody else does either. I've been
there only once, but there's 1/10 the traffic of Whitney Portal at
Somehow it will work out. I can always arrange for a paid shuttle
and take all my food for the whole 115 miles. I've got my base pack
weight including canister to 15#. So if I can stay at 1#/day of food
and hike 13 miles/day, I'm at 24# + water. That should work. 23
days and counting!
--- In johnmuirtrail@y..., "snow_nymph_2000" <snownymph@s...> wrote:
> There are bear boxes at the Onion Valley campground (and probably
> the trailhead too), but your stuff might not be there when you go
> pick it up (car campers). I would hike the cache to Charlotte Lake
> (8 mi hike in from Onion Valley) and leave it at the bear boxes
> there. Put your name on it and be sure to put down that its for a
> resupply and the date you expect to pick it up. No guarantee that
> it will be there, but your chances are better than leaving it at
> trailhead. The best way is to find friends to hike it in and meet
> you (if you can find someone).
> You can probably hitch a ride to get your car. Most bp'ers will
> pick a person up with a pack. We got 3 rides from WP to Mammoth
> (where we left our vehicles) within 5 min of sticking the thumb out.
> If Sierra Mel is not on a trip, she can resupply you (llamas).
> Check on "members" and check her profile for her e-mail. She was
> booked at the time we needed our resupply.
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