Whereas there are numerous choices for resupply stops relying in your tempo and preferences, listed below are a number of the commonest JMT resupply stops, with particular tips on what to anticipate at each.
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Notice: The resupply stops listed below are so as in case you are mountain climbing the John Muir Path SOBO. Reverse the order in case you are mountain climbing NOBO on the JMT.
TUOLUMNE MEADOWS STORE
Whereas the Tuolumne Meadows Retailer may be very early on the path – simply 22 miles from Yosemite Valley – it’s also very handy. This cease can simply be skipped for those who’re going for velocity, but it surely’s additionally a pleasant break for those who’re new to thru-hiking and need slightly consolation early on the JMT. You may give your self the choice of stopping for some further meals or treats on the retailer however not ship an precise resupply field right here in case you find yourself feeling like you may proceed on and not using a break.
RED’S MEADOW RESORT
Pink’s Meadow is a implausible resupply cease simply ¼ mile off the John Muir Path (and about 60 miles from the trailhead in Yosemite). The resort will settle for resupply packages from thru-hikers for a payment, which means they are going to choose it up from the put up workplace so that you don’t have to enter Mammoth Lakes to get it. Additionally they provide showers and cabins or campsites for backpackers to spend the night time. Pink’s Meadow has a stocked common retailer, and the Mule Home Cafe serves up hearty meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
One other good resupply possibility at this level within the path is Mammoth Lakes, which is an ideal place to spend a zero day (a relaxation day with no miles gained). Throughout peak mountain climbing season, a bus runs repeatedly from Pink’s Meadow to Mammoth Lakes, and the city has every little thing a drained hiker might dream of, from eating places and cafes to grocery and sporting items shops. You possibly can spend a comfy night time at a lodge and ship your resupply package deal straight to the Mammoth Lakes put up workplace, the place they are going to maintain it so that you can choose up.
VERMILLION VALLEY RESORT
This resupply cease requires a detour from the path, however many thru-hikers assume it’s price placing within the further miles to get to Vermillion Valley Resort (also known as VVR). You possibly can hike 1.5 miles to Lake Edison, the place you may then both take a ship shuttle throughout the lake or hike one other 4.5 miles to the resort. Not solely will Vermillion Valley settle for resupply packages for a payment, additionally they provide two nights of free tenting for thru-hikers. Should you want a zero day to recharge, you may improve your lodging to a hostel tent or a yurt and exchange your energy on the restaurant (the place it’s rumored that the primary drink is free for thru-hikers). VVR additionally has a common retailer and gives showers and laundry, so you may wash away the hiker grime.
MUIR TRAIL RANCH
Relying in your priorities, Muir Path Ranch may make a greater resupply cease than VVR, since it’s so a lot nearer to the path. Nevertheless, with that comfort comes a scarcity of facilities. The ranch accepts resupply packages for a payment, and there’s a small retailer to select up any requirements, however there are not any scorching meals or showers (until you select to e-book a room). Nevertheless, there are public scorching springs close by the place you may soak your exhausted muscle mass.
KEARSARGE PASS/ONION VALLEY
Whereas there are many choices for resupplying on the north part of the path, there isn’t a lot alongside the final 100 miles, so most thru-hikers will make the lengthy (14 mile spherical journey) detour over Kearsarge Move to Onion Valley. The hike over the cross is gorgeous, which can assist distract you from the added mileage. There’s a campground at Onion Valley itself with pit bogs and bear lockers, the place you may depart a resupply package deal forward of time, for those who can work out a method to get it there.