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Road's End Resupply?

Postby Baffman » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:27 pm

Does anyone know if the Road's End store will do a resupply? I did a search on here, but I didn't find much. I'm planning a non-traditional trip and a resupply there would be about perfect.

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Re: Road's End Resupply?

Postby AlmostThere » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:42 pm

There's a store at Road's End? All I saw was the wilderness office and a restroom.

Do you mean the one in Cedar Grove at the lodge? I don't know if that's anything more than a gift shop. You might call the lodge and ask.

http://www.sequoia-kingscanyon.com/cedargrovelodge.html
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Re: Road's End Resupply?

Postby Baffman » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:47 am

You know, I haven't been there in years. I was thinking there was, but I'm sure you're probably right. Thanks for the link.
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Re: Road's End Resupply?

Postby snusmumriken » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:16 am

I was there a couple of years ago when we did the Rae Lakes loop. To my memory there is nothing at Roads End but parking and a little wilderness permit kiosk.

We stayed at one of the campgrounds at Cedar Grove the night before our trip. Cedar Grove had a place that served burgers and a store next to it. Don't remeber the exact assortment of stuff at the store, I think I just bought a beer and a bag of chips. If you are creative and not to picky about what goes in your resupply I'm sure you could put together what you need from that store though.
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Re: Road's End Resupply?

Postby Baffman » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:38 am

Thanks.
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Re: Road's End Resupply?

Postby LMBSGV » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:33 pm

I mailed a resupply package to the Cedar Grove visitor center and it worked out fine. That was a few years ago, however. I called in advance to find out about properly addressing the package, putting the approximate pick-up date on the outside, etc. Also, the store next to the snack shop has minimal supplies for backpackers. It's 6 miles from Roads End to Cedar Grove so when I did the resupply I hiked in early afternoon, picked up my package, ate at the snack shop, and spent the night at Sentinel Campground (it doesn't fill on weeknights and Moraine campground almost never fills up). A very nice backcountry ranger told me with a knowing wink that hitch-hiking is illegal so pay attention when you stick your thumb out. I got a ride at Zumwalt going in from Road's End, but the next morning walked at least three miles before getting a ride.
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Re: Road's End Resupply?

Postby plocasio » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:46 am

I am planning to resupply at Cedar Grove/Roads End in early August. I've talked with rangers, store and admin. Ship resupply packages to: Cedar Grove (Label: Hold For Thru-Hiker XY; Name trail you are using ), c/o Cedar Grove Rangers, PO Box 926, Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633. Use mouse proof container. Put expected pickup date and get rid of date on label. Rangers get mail 1-2 times per week so mail in advance. Packages held at Cedar Grove, not TH (6 mile hitch). Cedar Grove Lodge store does not sell HEET or alcohol.
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Re: Road's End Resupply?

Postby Baffman » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:34 pm

Thanks for this info. I may need it in the future.
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Re: Road's End Resupply?

Postby TRAUMAhead » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:58 am

Bridge is knocked out and no work is being done on it (Contractors ran out of money) so it's an additional mile or two since you have to stay on the main road until the fork and backtrack towards Cedar Grove.
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