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JMT next season

Postby don norton » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:08 am

I have heard that the hiker boxes at Muir Ranch have plenty of food in them. Wold I be crazy if I took a chance on finding enough there to get me to Whitney. I hope to start at Yosemite Valley



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Re: JMT next season

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:29 am

Not crazy but you should be comfortable with eating other peoples repackaged food. I have always avoided eating that stuff that I don't know how old it is or how it was handled. But that is all up to you. If you don't mind that then you should be good. Of course it does depend on the season as some times are better then others.
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Re: JMT next season

Postby don norton » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:03 am

[quote="RoguePhotonic"]Not crazy but you should be comfortable with eating other peoples repackaged food. I have always avoided eating that stuff that I don't know how old it is or how it was handled. But that is all up to you. If you don't mind that then you should I would not eat anything that is not pack by manuf. If this trip happens it will be next August
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Re: JMT next season

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:58 am

August is the best month to hit up the buckets because the JMT is most popular that month.

It just depends on how many days of food you need really.
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Re: JMT next season

Postby paul » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:42 pm

You also have to be very flexible about what you will eat. When I went through there a couple years ago late july, there was plenty of food but not much selection - like many, many packets of instant oatmeal, numerous large packages of pasta. So if you are omnivorous enough, and willing to eat whatever happens to be in the buckets, it could be done. But I wouldn't want to do it myself.
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Re: JMT next season

Postby ERIC » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:36 pm

On a side note, I was told the MTR hauled out over 300 full and nearly full supply buckets earlier this month. That's a freaking INSANE amount of waste..
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Re: JMT next season

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:30 pm

Take them to the homeless shelter.
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Re: JMT next season

Postby ndwoods » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:08 pm

They do, the gal I talked to said she takes them to a women's crisis house....
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Re: JMT next season

Postby The hermit » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:13 pm

Dont they charge like 50 per bucket? If I paid that much I would make sure to use every crumb
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Re: JMT next season

Postby ERIC » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:02 pm

ndwoods wrote:They do, the gal I talked to said she takes them to a women's crisis house....


Correct.
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