hitch-hiking chances, Taboose to Baxter

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hitch-hiking chances, Taboose to Baxter

Post by jmnorvell » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:56 pm

What do you think my chances would be coming out from Taboose Creek on Sunday and hoping for a lift down and up to the Baxter Pass trailhead? Do those roads get pretty steady traffic? (I haven't decided on this itinerary for sure, so I'm not trying set up anything yet.)

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Re: hitch-hiking chances, Taboose to Baxter

Post by BigMan » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:31 pm

I don't think Baxter Pass trailhead is terribly popular. I hiked out of there on a Sunday in July 2012 and there were 2 other cars in the parking lot.

You could try hitching and convince the driver to take you up there.

If you don't mind paying I had a good experience with Paul from East Side Sierra Shuttle.

Good luck.

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Re: hitch-hiking chances, Taboose to Baxter

Post by jmnorvell » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:48 pm

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.
BigMan wrote:I don't think Baxter Pass trailhead is terribly popular. I hiked out of there on a Sunday in July 2012 and there were 2 other cars in the parking lot.

You could try hitching and convince the driver to take you up there.

If you don't mind paying I had a good experience with Paul from East Side Sierra Shuttle.

Good luck.

Geoff
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Re: hitch-hiking chances, Taboose to Baxter

Post by maverick » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:02 pm

Zero to none.

But seriously, unless someone is coming out, at the same time you are, forget it. It is also a dry, and a very hot area, so you better load up on water if you plan on walking towards down to the Taboose Creek campground, and on to 395 to get a ride.

If by chance, someone else arrives to the trailhead as you do, then approach them, offer them a fair amount of $$, and you may luck out (find out how much the shuttle costs, so you do offer a fair amount).

If you decide to get a shuttle, reserve asap.

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