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Re: Leaving a vehicle at Mammoth Mtn. Inn parking lot

Postby Mike M. » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:41 pm

Then you should have said that, rather than flaming on Doyle with your sarcastic (and belittling) comment. That is not what this forum is about. You of all people should know that.



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Re: Leaving a vehicle at Mammoth Mtn. Inn parking lot

Postby Snow Nymph » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:44 am

js, when we left our truck at MMI, we were told to park it in the back and leave the key. They gave us a parking pass to put on the day board. No charge, but things might have changed since then. If you're there when I'm in town, I can hold the food for you. I'm planning to spend some time in Mammoth this summer. Last year some friends in my area dropped a resupply off with me and I took it to Reds Mdw with the $1/day fee. They paid the $7 bus fare for me to get it there.
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Re: Leaving a vehicle at Mammoth Mtn. Inn parking lot

Postby snusmumriken » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:46 pm

Don't leave food in the car in the Sierras - enough said.

Freeze dried food lasts for a long time, years according to the best by date stamps. So just keep it for your next backpacking trip.

Pick up what you need in one of the stores in Mammoth, stay the night at a hotel, shower, and eat real food at a restaurant.

If you prefer to not deal with civilization quite yet and want to stay on the trail for your whole trip you could do that. Resupply at the store in Reds Meadow, they have freeze dried food, oatmeal, nutrition bars, peanut butter, crackers, candy, ice-cream and beer! There is also a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can get some real food. Then three days later you repeat the process by purchasing your resupplies at the store in Tuolomne and eating burgers at the grill. Three more days your trip ends with a celebratory meal at the Curry Village pizza deck in Yosemite Valley.

You'll have a great trip!
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Re: Leaving a vehicle at Mammoth Mtn. Inn parking lot

Postby js hill » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:00 pm

Thank you Snow Nymph for your kind offer. I will let you know if I need your assistance when our trip gets closer.
And thank you everyone else for your opinions and input.
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Re: Leaving a vehicle at Mammoth Mtn. Inn parking lot

Postby markskor » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:40 pm

Off topic but...
snusmumriken wrote: Resupply at the store in Reds Meadow, they have freeze dried food, oatmeal, nutrition bars, peanut butter, crackers, candy, ice-cream and beer! There is also a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can get some real food.

For what Reds Meadow charges for their "real" food (Understandable as a short season, but Wow!) $20 for a burger, chips - (BTW, no fries available) - and a milkshake ...as well as their prices on re-supply items; so much cheaper to spend the $7 and hit Mammoth for the day. Good market for re-supply purposes and the beer is cheaper/colder in town too.
snusmumriken wrote: ...and then three days later you repeat the process by purchasing your resupplies at the store in Tuolomne and eating burgers at the grill.

Quite the difference in prices/selection here and I really do not understand why. You can easily re-supply for a week-long trip out of the Tuolumne big-top tent. You can also procure breakfast, ice cream softies, as well as buy beer by the six-pack, and while a bit expensive, not an arm and a leg.

Maybe the sheer volume of 120 explains the price variances but of all the JMT food-re-supply stops/zero days available, I rank Tuolumne first, just edging out The Portal (Ah,the Portal Burger!) -
Next would be Reds only due to its close proximity to Mammoth...
VVR, and/or MTR would rank last on my list as although both convenient and necessary, they have gotten a bit pricey.
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