Info on Food Stash / Re-Supply along JMT

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Info on Food Stash / Re-Supply along JMT

Post by maverick » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:14 am

Food Locker Locations:

Woods Creek Trail
Woods Creek crossing/John Muir Trail (2)
Upper Paradise Valley (2)
Middle Paradise Valley (1)
Lower Paradise Valley (2)
Arrowhead Lake (1)
Middle Rae Lake (2)

Copper Creek & Lewis Creek Trails

Lower Tent Meadow/Copper Creek Trail (1)
Frypan Meadow/Lewis Creek Trail (1)

Charlotte & Kearsarge Lakes

Charlotte Lake (1)


Bubbs Creek Trail
Sphinx Creek (2)
Charlotte Creek (1)
Lower Junction Meadow (1)
Junction Meadow (East Creek) (1)
Vidette Meadow (2)
John Muir Trail/Center Basin Trail (1)
East Lake (2)

Sugarloaf Valley/Roaring River
Roaring River Ranger Station (3)
Sugarloaf Meadow (1)
Seville Lake (2)
Lost Lake (1)
Ranger Lake (2)

Tyndall Creek/John Muir Trail (1)
Tyndall Creek Frog Ponds (1)
Wallace Creek/John Muir Trail (1)
Crabtree Ranger Station (1)
PCT/Lower Crabtree Meadow (1)

Lodgepole Area Trails
Twin Lakes (2)
JO Pass Trail/Twin Lakes Trail junction (1)
Clover Creek South crossing/Twin Lakes Trail (1)
Emerald Lake (2)
Pear Lake (3)
Mehrten Creek crossing/High Sierra Trail (1)
9 Mile Creek Crossing/High Sierra Trail (1)
Buck Creek Crossing/High Sierra Trail (1)
Bearpaw (4)
Upper Hamilton Lake (2)

Rock Creek
Lower Rock Creek crossing/Pacific Crest Trail (1)
Lower Rock Creek Lake (1)
Lower Soldier Lake (Upper Rock Creek Lake) (1)

Little Five Lakes & Cliff Creek & Chagoopa Plateau
Cliff Creek/Timber Gap Trail Junction (1)
Pinto Lake (1)
Little Five Lakes (1)
Big Five Lakes (1)
Lost Canyon/Big Five Junction(1)
Big Arroyo crossing (1)
Moraine Lake (1)

Kern Canyon
Junction Meadow (1)
Kern Hot Springs (2)
Upper Funston Meadow (2)
Lower Funston Meadow (2)

Mineral King Area
Lower Monarch Lake (1)
Franklin Lake (2)

Hockett Plateau
Hockett Meadow (3)
South Fork Meadow/Rock Camp (1)
Upper Camp/South Fork Pasture (2)
SEKI Food storage regulations:

Containers are required in the Dusy Basin, Rae Lakes Loop, North Dome and Rock Creek areas from May 1 through October 31.

In areas where food storage containers are not required you may use a food storage box if available. Keep in mind that you must share these boxes with other hikers; locks are not permitted on them. Carry rope for hanging food in case the box is full or you don't camp where you intended. The caching of food and gear in food storage boxes is not permitted within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Attention: Food storage containers are required at Kearsarge Lakes. No food storage boxes are available there.

JMT Resupply Option:

- Tuolumne Meadows Store
- Mammoth Lakes Post Office
- Red's Meadow Resort/ Mammoth Lakes
- Vermillion Valley Resort
- Muir Trail Ranch
- Kearsarge Pass / Onion Valley
- Parcher's Resort (Bishop Pass)
- Packer can bring supplies over Bishop or Kearsarge Pass, or others (Rainbow Pack Outfitters, Sequoia Kings Pack Train
- Friend can bring in supplies over one of the above pass, or others
- Williamson Motel offers resupply services (Shepherd Pass)

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Re: Info on Food Stash / Re-Supply along JMT

Post by ERIC » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:16 pm

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Re: Info on Food Stash / Re-Supply along JMT

Post by venturefar » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:25 am

Links to re-supply info for the Mt Williamson Hotel, VVR and Reds.

Mt Williamson Hotel:


Reds: ... PickUp.pdf

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Re: Info on Food Stash / Re-Supply along JMT

Post by oleander » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:19 pm

Mt. Williamson Hotel will also pick up and drop off hikers from Kearsarge Pass.

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Re: Info on Food Stash / Re-Supply along JMT

Post by longri » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:54 am

Under "JMT Resupply Option [sic]" add the official U.S. Post Offices at Tuolumne Meadows and at Mono Hot Springs. Both of these will hold a mailed resupply package for free. You can also drop off a resupply at a post office but you may be charged for that.

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Re: Info on Food Stash / Re-Supply along JMT

Post by schmalz » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:41 pm

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Re: Info on Food Stash / Re-Supply along JMT

Post by maiathebee » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:31 pm

The newer Tom Harrison maps have bear boxes marked on them, too. Nice for field use / change of plans.
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Re: Info on Food Stash / Re-Supply along JMT

Post by gdurkee » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:07 am

An important note on bear boxes: do not, do not, do not store a cache in bear boxes in Sequoia Kings. It will be removed! Every year, I'd remove hundreds of pounds of food from the Kearsarge/Charlotte/Vidette boxes. I'd leave a note but rarely would the person show up. Many would leave a note saying "free food" but it would stay and rot. A major pain and the reason the boxes in Kearsarge Basin were locked up (removed?? I've been gone for a few years).

I'm not sure of the ones at, say, Onion Valley (USFS) but I think they were going to start confiscating there as well. Again, only about 20% of people who leave caches pick them up leaving it for others to clean up after them.

(Sorry to be on the edge of grumpy but, boy, were caches a pain...).



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Re: Info on Food Stash / Re-Supply along JMT

Post by canadug » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:28 pm

Was at Onion Valley last summer and a ranger was removing food dated as long term storage (more than three weeks in the future). It is NOT meant as a food cache for JMTers or PCTers.

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