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Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: Resupply at Muir Trail Ranch?

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  • Kim Leo
    Roleigh, I owe money for Sequoia King Pack Train resupply delivery service. How much do I owe for this? Thanks - Kim ________________________________ From:
    Message 1 of 42 , Jun 29, 2010
      Roleigh,

      I owe money for Sequoia King Pack Train resupply delivery service.  How much do I owe for this?

      Thanks - Kim



      From: Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...>
      To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sun, May 9, 2010 11:38:47 PM
      Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: Resupply at Muir Trail Ranch?

       

      Bob, I would contact the packer direct.  I know for a group of 3, $125 is cheaper than Muir Trail Ranch, as their charge is $50 per person. Depending upon their schedule, they might be able to allow you to piggyback another group they're packing for and bring your supplies to Kearsarge Lakes for a meager surcharge, for instance the cost quoted us last year was for $200 total, they'd pack in our supplies to Kearsarge Lakes but only if we got their on a certain day because they were packing in for the Sierra Club that day and we could piggyback off them.  That was $40 per person.  But even if you have to go to the trailhead, Kearsarge Pass is a nice pass, not a hard pass.  If you camp the night before at Kearsarge Lakes, you can go up and over the pass down to the trailhead by noon and pick up your supplies and be back to Kearsarge Lakes that night, so you only add one day to the JMT hike.  Kearsarge Lakes is only about 1.5-2 miles east of the JMT/Kearsarge Pass Junction (going by memory).

      On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 12:09 PM, lostimnot <rrichey@charter. net> wrote:
       

      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.

      Bob Richey



      --- In johnmuirtrail@ yahoogroups. com, 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
      > information.
      >
      > 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.
      >



    • Kim Leo
      Roleigh, I owe money for Sequoia King Pack Train resupply delivery service. How much do I owe for this? Thanks - Kim ________________________________ From:
      Message 42 of 42 , Jun 29, 2010
        Roleigh,

        I owe money for Sequoia King Pack Train resupply delivery service.  How much do I owe for this?

        Thanks - Kim



        From: Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...>
        To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Sun, May 9, 2010 11:38:47 PM
        Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: Resupply at Muir Trail Ranch?

         

        Bob, I would contact the packer direct.  I know for a group of 3, $125 is cheaper than Muir Trail Ranch, as their charge is $50 per person. Depending upon their schedule, they might be able to allow you to piggyback another group they're packing for and bring your supplies to Kearsarge Lakes for a meager surcharge, for instance the cost quoted us last year was for $200 total, they'd pack in our supplies to Kearsarge Lakes but only if we got their on a certain day because they were packing in for the Sierra Club that day and we could piggyback off them.  That was $40 per person.  But even if you have to go to the trailhead, Kearsarge Pass is a nice pass, not a hard pass.  If you camp the night before at Kearsarge Lakes, you can go up and over the pass down to the trailhead by noon and pick up your supplies and be back to Kearsarge Lakes that night, so you only add one day to the JMT hike.  Kearsarge Lakes is only about 1.5-2 miles east of the JMT/Kearsarge Pass Junction (going by memory).

        On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 12:09 PM, lostimnot <rrichey@charter. net> wrote:
         

        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.

        Bob Richey



        --- In johnmuirtrail@ yahoogroups. com, 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
        > information.
        >
        > 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.
        >



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