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Fair Price for a shuttle

Postby tory8411 » Thu May 29, 2008 11:04 pm

Two questions:
1. Besides the fuel costs, what would be a fair price for someone to shuttle clean, fresh and excited hikers to, and stinky, tired and weary wanderers back from a trailhead? My friends (4 of us) and I are trying to do a Rae Lakes loop Jun 21 - Jun 23. Instead of looping out of KC where we could drive ourselves, we were thinking of coming in the east side and maybe coming out the KC trail and would need a ride at least to the start. We might be able to make a trip the night before and leave a car at the KC end site.
2. Anyone interested? We all live in Fresno.

Your input is greatly appreciated.
Tory



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Re: Fair Price for a shuttle

Postby jimqpublic » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:40 pm

If somebody is doing it as their occupation the 700 mile round trip is going to be very expensive. If they're doing it as a favor it's a different story.

Friends and family often do favors for each other. Surely out of four hikers you know someone who would ride over and drive your car back from the east side?

Given the choice though, from Charlotte Lake I'd rather walk 15 miles downhill to Cedar Grove than hike 7 miles up and over Kearsarge pass, then drive 350 miles back to the start point.
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Re: Fair Price for a shuttle

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:38 pm

A few years ago, I drove 2 friends to the west side, and hiked in with them, and hiked out the next day. A week later, I drove to the east side, hiked in and out the next day with them. So I got two weekend trips in (they paid for gas, got me an REI gift certificate and a big bouquet of flowers), and they got rides. It worked out for all of us.

Maybe some friends can join in for a few days on each end?
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Re: Fair Price for a shuttle

Postby tory8411 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:04 pm

Thanks for your suggestions! We're not completely decided on what to do yet but I appreciate your feedback very much!
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