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Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin area?

Postby d_silva1 » Sun May 22, 2016 10:45 am

Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin area?



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Re: Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin a

Postby rlown » Sun May 22, 2016 11:12 am

can you be more specific on your trip and requirements? Like, When, Why the resupply there?

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Re: Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin a

Postby maverick » Sun May 22, 2016 11:15 am

Hi D_Silva,

Welcome to HST! Are you planning a thru hike, or something different? Why not get a resupply at Muir Ranch? You could possibly get a packer to do food drop, but the cost would be ridiciously expensive.
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Re: Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin a

Postby AlmostThere » Sun May 22, 2016 11:31 am

Friend who hikes, maybe. Or a packer. And you would have to be there, on the spot, to meet them as there is a ranger present all season and they don't like food drops stored in lockers. But it's a day of walking from MTR, so ???
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Re: Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin a

Postby d_silva1 » Sun May 22, 2016 11:53 am

Thanks for all the replies! Not sure how to rply to each separately, so I'll reply to all three.

rlown: Plan to go in via Florence Lake and return same way. But my wife and I are older, have been using very small light weight packs, and cannot carry more than 5 days food. We'd like to spend maybe 3 extra days explore Evolution and Darwin Canyon, so that makes it maybe a 9 day trip. that's why we're looking for food drop.

Almost There and Maverick: yes, I'll call packers re: drop. I've heard you have to be there in person to pick up, so seems might be difficult to coordinate exact spot and time. Anyone know the pack station out of Florence?
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Re: Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin a

Postby markskor » Sun May 22, 2016 11:55 am

maverick wrote: You could possibly get a packer to do food drop, but the cost would be ridiculously expensive.

Just a side note but similar request, an addition...
Mike and I will be also needing a food drop - re supply delivered to top of Shepard pass on Sat. July 22...maybe 30 pounds.
Mike has tried a few outfits...no luck so far.
What do you think will/should be a fair - ridiculously expensive cost for this? ($300? - more?) Could be either via packers as using 1 add-on mule from another trip/same time, or by a private individual?
Just wondering if even possible?
Any suggestions?
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Re: Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin a

Postby AlmostThere » Sun May 22, 2016 2:35 pm

Check out the options for High Sierra Packers.
http://www.highsierrapackstations.com/trip_options.html

You could have them just take you and all your gear in to Evolution and drop you. Would take less than a day for them to get you there, and then you'd have plenty of time to wander around.
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Re: Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin a

Postby paul » Sun May 22, 2016 3:01 pm

To Markskor - seems like I have heard somewhere a daily rate for a guide at $300/day, though that might not be current. For someone to hike to Shepherd and back it would be a full day for sure. Though of course we all know that you would never (nudge, nudge, wink,wink) pay anyone other than a fully authorized individual to do such a thing.
Wish I had the time I would be glad to do it.
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Re: Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin a

Postby AlmostThere » Sun May 22, 2016 3:51 pm

I hiked a nice bag of food and whiskey up to Junction Meadow one year, for someone. But I have to really like you to do that kind of thing without drinking the whiskey along the way. ;)
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Re: Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin a

Postby tim » Sun May 22, 2016 10:39 pm

Muir Trail Ranch say on their website they will haul stuff up to Evolution Valley (not Basin I think). We saw an older couple being packed up to there on our trip (I think they stayed at the Ranch too on the way in and maybe out as well).
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Re: Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin a

Postby d_silva1 » Mon May 23, 2016 8:09 am

tim wrote:Muir Trail Ranch say on their website they will haul stuff up to Evolution Valley (not Basin I think). We saw an older couple being packed up to there on our trip (I think they stayed at the Ranch too on the way in and maybe out as well).


Thanks for this tip.
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Re: Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin a

Postby d_silva1 » Mon May 23, 2016 8:09 am

AlmostThere wrote:I hiked a nice bag of food and whiskey up to Junction Meadow one year, for someone. But I have to really like you to do that kind of thing without drinking the whiskey along the way. ;)


I certainly do not mind donating the Whiskey :)
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