Re: [John Muir Trail] Alternate food drops at Onion Valley?
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Hi Krishna, your friend will not need a permit if they come in as a day hike. I went into Independence the last 3 years. The major problem with Independence is getting a ride into town and back to the trail head. I have always gotten a ride just take some time. The problem in catching your food is will it be there when you arrive .
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From: krishna9012 <krishna9012@...>;
Subject: [John Muir Trail] Alternate food drops at Onion Valley?
Sent: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 11:42:06 AM
I do need a food drop at OV this year. I have the following questions.
1. If my friend can bring the food sack to first Kearsarge lake and go back, does he need a permit if he is not camping? We can accurately synch this exchange with my find-me-spot messages.
2. If I am making a trip to OV from JMT, is there a place where I can keep the food sack for later pick up? This will save a trip from OV to Independence and back.
All this due to my reluctance to pay a small fortune to the outfitters at Independence.
Appreciate any suggestions. From the current plan this will be around Aug 24/25th time frame.