Roleigh, can you elaborate on the packer service? It sounds from what you describe that the packer is charging $125 just to store a group's food. I understand you are going with a large group, but otherwise it sounds quite expensive.
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, Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...> wrote:
> Depends on how you pack your food, if it is segmented ahead of time per
> meal/day, the answer is "no". If you bulk everything up per food type and
> you measure each meal/day from it, then maybe depending on how dense the
> food is.
> Another option is to hike out to OnionValley TH when you get to the
> Kearsarge Pass junction. The packer there allows food to be shipped to them
> and picked up at OV TH and you can also take a shower there or sleep
> overnight there. If you camp one night at Kearsarge Lakes, you can go up
> and over the Kearsarge Pass to the OV TH and back over the pass back to
> Kearsarge Lakes all in one day. Their group rate for doing this is about
> $125 but I think a shower is another $5 per person. We used them last year
> and will be using them again this year, so then you only have to load up at
> MTR for the distance from MTR to OV TH. See the email below for more
> From: "Bob Bankhead" <wandering_bob@ ...>
> Date: March 18, 2010 12:11:41 AM PDT
> To: "PCT List" <pct-l@...>
> Subject: [pct-l] Food Drop Services
> For those considering packer resupply along the PCT/JMT in the Sierra, I
> just received this information from Dee Berner of Sequoia King Pack Trains:
> NOTE - neither web site is up right now. ... Until then, use either email
> address or call direct toll-free.
> The email addresses are correct, bernerspack@ ... or
> pinecreekps@ ..., and phone is 800-962-0775. Dee is offering discounts
> for July and September, or with folks who can pair up on the same days (they
> usually contact her and she can figure out what's going where). They do
> resupply service from Taboose area down to Tyndall areas (including Wright
> Creek). As I noted last month, the least expensive is Kearsarge Pass areas.