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Food Options - Independence

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:02 pm
by ryanjl10

While doing a 185 mile trip, I'll be heading into Independence to pick up a resupply. Two questions:
  • What's your favorite spot in town for an off-trail meal?
  • Are there any stores to purchase food and fuel?
Thanks for your help!


Re: Food Options - Independence

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:29 pm
by maverick

"Fork in the Wild "restaurant is pretty decent, as is "Jalisco Tacos". Ain't much besides some convenience/gas station stores, Lone Pine and Bishop have much wider selection.
Have your food sent to the Post Office in Independence, this way you can eat the food you like.

Re: Food Options - Independence

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:35 pm
by ryanjl10
Hi Maverick - thanks so much for the info! I'll be ready for some non-trail food when I get there. I'll be staying at the Independence Inn and the owner, Jim, will hold a resupply for me. Was just curious if case I'm craving something "new." Also curious about if I could pick up a new fuel canister but I think I'll just carry an extra one just in case. Thanks again!

Re: Food Options - Independence

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:46 am
by maverick
Why not send a canister with your resupply? You can ship within the US:
Canister Fuels like butane, isobutane, and propane, are all fuels are characterized by the US Postal Service (USPS) as class 2 flammable gases. Hikers may ship up to 33.8oz (1L) of canister fuel in metal receptacles when properly packaged using the USPS Packaging Instruction 2A from USPS Publication 52. Canister fuel cannot be shipped via air or international mail and must be shipped using Parcel Select, Standard Mail, or Standard Post.
Or you could just purchase one thru Amazon and have it shipped to the Inn. :)