Re: [John Muir Trail] Using bear canisters
- And I should have added. The kinds of foods you plan to buy are the kind of
things they carry. Your only hazard (assuming that you call them and they
confirm they will be open) is that they could be sold out of something you
feel is necessary.
Worst case - they don't have enuf food and you take the bus to Yos valley,
buy food there (big store) and resume your hike from the Valley. You could
probably even find a place to sleep in the Valley backpackers campground.
John Curran Ladd
1616 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
415-648-9279 (voice and fax)
On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Kevin Balla <hikingjmt@...> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I have a mini-JMT trip coming up (July 2 - 8) and am new to using bear
> canisters so am not sure with how much food I can fit in them. We're
> planning on hiking 60 miles from Devil's Postpile to Happy Isles for 7 days
> and there will be two of us. We'll pack oatmeal for breakfast, bagels +
> peanut butter for lunch, ramen + packaged chicken for dinner, and trail mix
> as a snack.
> Since it may be tough to pack 7 days worth of food for two people, is my
> only option to resupply at Tuolomne Meadows? I was told there is a market
> for buying food, so I didn't sent a resupply package and it is already too
> late to send one in. Will I be okay packing 4 days of food (x 2 people)
> until we reach the Tuolomne resupply after 40 miles? Will they have the
> similar foods for purchase (oatmeal, bagels, peanut butter, ramen, packaged
> chicken)? Also, will the resupply point be open on July 5th (the day after
> 4th of July)? Lastly, does anyone know where I can find their phone number
> to call if I have any last minute questions? I couldn't find it online.
> Thanks a lot all! Can't wait to get started on this trail, it's going to be
> a great first-time experience in Yosemite.
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