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

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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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