Re: [John Muir Trail] resupply
- I feel that for most hikers, they are best off, resupplying in tm, mammoth lakes grocery store, vvr scavenging, and mtr, there also are pluses and minuses to sending a resupply to the independence post office. Why carry so much food, when it is very convenient to resupply?
--- On Mon, 8/2/10, Kim Fishburn <outhiking_55@...> wrote:
From: Kim Fishburn <outhiking_55@...>
Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] resupply
Date: Monday, August 2, 2010, 8:19 PMI like to use Tuolumne Meadows and Muir Trial Ranch. Tuolumne is nice as it makes it easier to get from 4000 ft up to 8500 with less weight. Kind of a 25 mile break in period. Muir Trial Ranch is nice as its the last place before entering Kings Canyon, and its a short distance from the trail. They also sell fuel. By then you should be in much better shape before you start hitting the big passes. From reading previous postings it looks like Reds Meadow has a lot more hiking food available than when I last went through there. In the past when using white gas I just walked through the Reds Meadow campground and offered to buy fuel but when they found out what I was doing they just gave it to me. Its getting harder to find other campers using white gas though.
From: d <dc_t63@yahoo. com>
To: johnmuirtrail@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Mon, August 2, 2010 12:39:00 AM
Subject: [John Muir Trail] resupply
I plan on walking from north to south and I was wondering about the best places to resupply along the way. I have my own ideas, but since I have not done the whole trip at one time I am open to people's ideas and advice. I am in good shape and I tend to carry more than what most people are comfortable with, so I can go a long ways. Typically, I can carry about 10 to 15 days worth of supplies at a shot, though, I wouldn't mind trimming some pounds off my pack weight. So far I have gotten great info from this group and I am sure I will not be disapointed. Thanks.
- Gail - I had a homemade Reflectix cozy on the trail this year (about 1.2 oz., used for freezer-bag-cooking dinners), and a chocolate bar stored inside the cozy (and inside the pack) between meals held up well on the trail. Didn't try shipping any chocolate bars in resupply, but bought replacement chocolate bars in places like Mammoth and Independence. Other chocolate strategies: cocoa nibs in my snack pack with almonds and pumpkin seeds, homemade hot cocoa mix with organic cocoa, Better Than Milk soymilk powder, and either sugar or stevia; and Nature Valley Oats and Dark Chocolate trail bars from Costco.--Betty