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Need a porter

Postby wanderin.jack » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:41 pm

Hello all,
Kind of a long story here but here's the deal. Earlier in the year I made arrangements with someone in Bishop to porter me in a resupply over the Shepard's Pass trail to the Tyndall Creek campground on the PCT on August 5 (for a fee). We (my wife and I) are taking the long way from Roads End to Onion Valley CG (16 days). We're leaving next Monday and all of a sudden I can't get a hold of the person who I had made arrangements with. I've heard she changed jobs and is now working in the backcountry. Are you or anyone you know interested in making some $ to take a long day hike with < 25 extra pounds?

Please call me 530.219.7900.

Thanks for considering this!
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Re: Need a porter

Postby rlown » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:08 pm

no packers in the area to deliver your goods? probably more like $$$ than $, but.
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Re: Need a porter

Postby wanderin.jack » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:12 pm

Yup like +$1,500 because no stock allowed on the Shepard's Pass trail (washed out last year) they have to come in at Horseshoe Meadows.
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Re: Need a porter

Postby rlown » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:15 pm

ouch!
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Re: Need a porter

Postby seanr » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:55 pm

If it were going to be the following week I'd be interested.

Good luck!
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Re: Need a porter

Postby wanderin.jack » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:14 pm

My german grandma use to tell me that a lot of problems can be avoided in life by not trying to walk through closed doors. So I decided to hike out to OV, resupply and go do the Ionian Basin instead.
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Re: Need a porter

Postby seanr » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:50 am

Funny, I thought you might end up doing that. I spoke with more than one hiker this week/past weekend who was either resupplying someone else via OV, or who was venturing down out of the mountains via OV to personally resupply.

It sounds like you have a plan, but FYI, at OV, the young packer and the youngish new campground host are buddies, both great guys, and very helpful. I spoke with each some and my wife and kids spoke with each several times over about four days. I tend to disperse camp for free, but James is the friendliest and most helpful campground host I have ever experienced and he has been backpacking that area for decades.
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Need a porter

Postby wanderin.jack » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:51 am

In the end everything worked out perfectly. The porter showed up and was a totally rockstar.
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