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

Postby wildhiker » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:21 pm

cmon4day wrote:Check in at the local airport and see if you can get a pilot to drop a dry bag into a lake


Please don't even think of it! Air drops are strictly prohibited in all Wilderness Areas and National Parks!



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

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:32 pm

Re-evaluate your trip and why you need a food drop resupply. Although carrying 10+ days food may slow you down a bit, after half is eaten, you can do more miles. I have done 14 day trips without resupply. If you prefer lighter pack and going fast on the entire trip, then just build in a day to go to a trailhead or town for resupply. Horse packers generally are not allowed to just drop a resupply; they may be required to actually meet you, and most would not simply drop off food even if it was legal. Resupplies require precise trip planning and are expensive. I would rather have more flexibility and just walk out when needed or carry more food.
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Re: Is there a way to get a food drop into Evolution Basin a

Postby larree0 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:18 am

We had Fred Ross Lost Valley Packers do spot packing for fishing trips in the area years ago.
They could take gear/food as far as steel bridge for a "one packer-day" charge. They stowed the stuff in 5 gal bucket so you don't have to meet them at drop off point.
Of course, they may have a diff operation now. Beautiful areas up there.
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