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Resupply for hire via foot in upper kern / Tyndall Creek RS

Postby wanderin.jack » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:39 pm

Since the Shepard's Pass trail blew out last summer my understanding is that it's pretty much a no go for stock so my hopes for a resupply in the upper kern / Tyndall Creek RS area from a pack station is pretty much not going to happen. So it dawned on me that some enterprising youngster in the eastern Sierra would probably love the opportunity to make a few hundred bucks on a backpack and bring me a resupply.

Any ideas on how to make this actually happen? Place an ad on the Bishop Craigslist? Maybe just call a few backpacking shops in the area?


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Re: Resupply for hire via foot in upper kern / Tyndall Creek RS

Postby Rockchucker » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:20 am

No Craigslist here in Bishop. A big portion of the backpackers don't live in the area but visit it seasonally. Try here http://www.sagetosummit.com the trail running community are constantly running up and down the passes. They have several young employees that might fit the bill.
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Re: Resupply for hire via foot in upper kern / Tyndall Creek RS

Postby paul » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:39 pm

You can do it unofficially with anybody who's willing - but it's technically illegal unless they have a permit for it, which only pack stations and guide services do. Not that I wouldn't, but you should be aware of that so that you don't say anything to the wrong person and get in trouble. Don't know how much a guide service would charge.
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Resupply for hire via foot in upper kern / Tyndall Creek RS

Postby wanderin.jack » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:59 pm

Awesome! I called Sage and they are hooking me up with a legal PORTER! A mule is overkill for what I need.


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Re: Resupply for hire via foot in upper kern / Tyndall Creek RS

Postby Rockchucker » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:20 pm

wanderin.jack wrote:Awesome! I called Sage and they are hooking me up with a legal PORTER! A mule is overkill for what I need.


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Awesome, glad that worked out for you!
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Re: Resupply for hire via foot in upper kern / Tyndall Creek RS

Postby Wandering Daisy » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:56 pm

May be overkill, but there is a mountaineering guide service in Bishop. They are legal and may haul in supplies, probably not much less $$ than a horse packer. Get your $$ worth and have them bring in your food AND guide you up Mt Tyndall!
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Resupply for hire via foot in upper kern / Tyndall Creek RS

Postby wanderin.jack » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:47 pm

Hum, that's a clever idea!


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Re: Resupply for hire via foot in upper kern / Tyndall Creek RS

Postby OzSwaggie » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:20 am

Hi
Wandering Daisy can you let us know how to contact this porter service? It costs $300 to have a mule packer bring a resupply up to the top of Bishop Pass for you. If someone could do it on foot for less, that might be a really helpful service especially for solo hikers, and a great way for someone to earn some money while training!
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