- The shortest bomb-out to resupply is Kearsarge Pass, but by then
you're almost done with your hike. I've used the Muir Trail Ranch
twice. It's expensive, but compared to the cost of your trip, not
that much. I've gone out Piute Pass to North Lake and Bishop Pass to
South Lake. From either lake you have a good chance for a quick hitch
to Bishop, especially on weekends; better from South Lake. The Bishop
Pass trail is very rewarding.
- Gail - I had a homemade Reflectix cozy on the trail this year (about 1.2 oz., used for freezer-bag-cooking dinners), and a chocolate bar stored inside the cozy (and inside the pack) between meals held up well on the trail. Didn't try shipping any chocolate bars in resupply, but bought replacement chocolate bars in places like Mammoth and Independence. Other chocolate strategies: cocoa nibs in my snack pack with almonds and pumpkin seeds, homemade hot cocoa mix with organic cocoa, Better Than Milk soymilk powder, and either sugar or stevia; and Nature Valley Oats and Dark Chocolate trail bars from Costco.--Betty