[John Muir Trail] Re:August Trip
- 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
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Pete Nagy <pnagy1@...> wrote:
> Thanks alot for the info. This seems like a very good option fo us
to try. I am looking forward to being back in the Sierras.
> ---- Jim McCrain <jim@...> wrote:
> > Howdy Pete!
> > 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
> > Cheers!
> > Jim
> > ***************************************************
> > Posted by: "pete" pnagy1@... fredthe12000
> > Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:59 am (PST)
> > Three of us will be hiking the trail SoBo this August and I was
> > wondering if anyone can help with a food resupplyafter Muir Ranch.
> > About 10 years ago we did the trail and did not use a resupply but
> > being a little older (57) and hopefully smarter we would like an
> > additional food pickup to make the trip a little more fun.
> > Any ideas about resupply caches, services or other ideas for food?
> > Thanks,
> > Pete
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