Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: bearikade
I resupplied at Red's and MTR (application forms & info recently
uploaded at this newsgroup's site) only. Although I experienced a bit
of caloric deficit, for the 9 1/2 days from MTR to Whitney Portal, I was
able to put everything in the Bearikade Weekender and not go off trail
or pay a resupply service.
I traveled for a few days with a guided group and the owner of the
guided group brought in a resupply package. You might consider
contacting a few of them (a lot in Mammoth) and seeing if you could
combine a drop off with one they already have scheduled. Otherwise it
would be several hundred dollars, although the bring solar showers so
you could have that luxury intra-trek.
Vera Lehmkuhl wrote:
>cayenne laden duct tape eh? wow that works?!! cool. I sure do appreciate your offer and we may take you up on it ...let us get a little farther into the planning process and see how big and where we are doing the drops etc. We would of course pay postage...We have a regular plastic bear cannister that aside from being a pound heavier would be fine...for 2 people we wonder if we will need the larger bear cannister...so let us get going ..will spend this weekend planning...
>does anyone hire someone to drop stuff for you? If so who? we will not have a car as we will be flying in.
> thanks so much JD...
>JDRows <jdrows@...> wrote:
>If you pay the postage both ways, you can borrow my weekender. We've
>already had conversations about bear canister use. I still use it for
>food caching. Got a trip in May from South Rim to North Rim and west
>thru the Park, down to the River again, boulder hopping along it and
>then up to Utah. Will have to cache twice. Mostly 7.5 minute map
>navigation without trails and no post offices. For the other cache I
>use a 5-gallon bucket and wrap cayenne laden duct tape around the lid
>seal. Let me know.