How do you resupply at Onion Valley?
Pick up time from Onion Valley is 3 PM on the date of your arrival. Return ride departs at 8 AM – right after breakfast, which is served at 7 AM. *If you are booking a resupply package for 3 or 4 people, 2 resupply buckets are included. There is a $75 charge for each extra bucket after 2.
Where do you resupply on the John Muir Trail?
Muir Trail Ranch
Located very near the trail, Muir Trail Ranch accepts resupply packages and has a very small gift shop. Rooms and meals are sometimes available at a package rate. Camping and hot springs are available nearby.
Can you buy food at Muir Trail Ranch?
Yes. There is breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other than that, it’s up to you. We offer horseback riding to various parts of the valley, and up the river to Kings Canyon National Park.
How much water can you bring on a JMT?
As a rule of thumb, it’s pretty common to hike with no more than two liters at any given time along the JMT. Though many of the water sources you’ll find on the route run clear and appear free of sediment, you’ll still want to filter your water.
How much fuel does JMT take?
For my tests I used water stored outside with temperatures in the 40’s.
|STOVE||FUEL USED TO BRING 2 CUPS TO BOIL (GR)||POTENTIAL BOILS (227 GR CANISTER)|
|JET BOIL W CUP||5||45|
|BURNER W CUP||9||25|
|SNOW PEAK BURNER W CUP||11||21|
|BURNER W SCREEN||11||21|
Does Muir Trail Ranch have showers?
The ranch’s normal guest population is up to 25 people. Our hot spring baths, restrooms, showers, laundry and dining facilities can handle that number.
Can you camp at Muir Trail Ranch?
(Remember, we’re camping in the wilderness!) Guests staying in tent cabins use nearby restrooms that are equipped similar to the log cabins. Getting to the ranch takes some work. You can drive to within 11 miles (18 km), then you cross Florence Lake and hike up the canyon.
How do thru hikers resupply?
Most hikers resupply via a mixture of buying as they go and mailing packages. You’re likely going to be mailing yourself new maps and the occasional gear item anyways. Those are good times to mail yourself food too.
Where do you get water in John Muir Trail?
Water is available at Muir Trail Ranch even if you are not staying there. This stretch will take you up and over Mather Pass. If you climb the pass during the morning, and do your descent in the hotter part of the day, you will need less water.