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  • lostimnot
    Thanks 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
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 29, 2002
      Thanks 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
      tragic disappointment.

      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.
    • Tom Hill
      Sprain your ankle on Whitney. ... __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! - Official partner of 2002 FIFA World Cup
      Message 2 of 4 , Jun 30, 2002
        Sprain your ankle on Whitney.
        --- richey35@... wrote:
        > Hi. I'll be hiking the last section of the JMT solo
        > from South Lake over the
        > Bishop Pass starting 7/21. Unfortunately I waited
        > too long to get a permit
        > so I'll be starting a week earlier than I had
        > planned. So more bugs and
        > perhaps more involved stream crossings. The worst
        > part of the permit deal,
        > though, is that there are no exit slots to hike out
        > to Whitney Portal, so
        > after climbing Whitney I have to exit over
        > Cottonwood Pass to Horseshoe
        > Meadows. This will mean 115 miles without resupply,
        > which is tough for a
        > committed ounce weenie like me. Does anybody have
        > any ideas for resupply
        > over Kearsarge Pass and transportation between
        > Horseshoe Meadows and South
        > Lake. For resupply I was thinking of taking one day
        > to go to Onion Valley
        > and back. Question is: where could I leave my
        > resupply? Are there any bear
        > boxes at the road end at Onion VValley? I''m
        > thinking of leaving my car at
        > Horseshoe and arranging a shuttle from Kounty
        > Korners or Randy's Ride. Any
        > recommendations for either of these problems?
        > Thanks, Bob Richey
        > In a message dated 6/27/02 8:45:45 PM Pacific
        > Daylight Time,
        > snownymph@... writes:
        > << We did the JMT last fall in 30 days, and
        > resupplied at Tuolumne,
        > Reds Meadow, Muir Ranch and Charlotte Lake. We
        > dropped small
        > packages off at the first 2 on the way in, and
        > mailed a bucket to
        > Muir Ranch (~$45 + s/h). A friend hiked in to Muir
        > Ranch with our
        > fuel, and took out some clothes. Some internet
        > friends brought in
        > the last cache to Charlotte Lake. We were climbing
        > Split Mtn on
        > 9/11 and didn't hear about it til 3 days later.
        > Our friends still
        > made the trip, and even brought newspapers to show
        > us what was going
        > on! >>
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