ALEX'S 2009 PACIFIC CREST TRAIL ITINERARY AND RESUPPLY SCHEDULE part two: Mammoth Lakes to Ashland

Dates below are tentative, dependent on many factors, especially my departure date from Kennedy Meadows (south)

ETA

PCT

Miles

~Miles walked to Next

Resupply Point

Address

Directions

on Trail Days to Next

Type of Resupply

NOTES

***Order new boots either to Sierra City or to Belden

26-Jun

903

42

Mammoth Lakes


Phone: (760) 924-2188 (hostel walk-ins).

Davison Street Guest House

19 Davison Street

PO BOX 8778,

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA 93546

Carl Hillenbrand cell 858 922-8648

3

(plus several

rest days)

Mail

Buy

-send maps, guidebook, etc for 2nd half of Cali here

-put together resupply pkgs for Kennedy Mdws Resort, Belden, etc

-buy large fuel canister

hike east from Upper Crater Meadow to Mammoth Pass, then Horseshoe Lake, walk or trolly bus every hour from here to Mammoth Lakes (~7-8 mi total)

return via Mammoth Pass to Reds Meadow (small store)

**there might be a group taking the entire lodge in the last half of June (dates unknown at this time); Carl Hillenbrand cell 858 922-8648

**Motel 6 is around $70 and right downtown. Also paid camping at Twin Lakes - bus service to from here every hour.

**UPS OUTLET: Access Arts and Business Ctr, 437 Old Mammoth Rd (760)924-3634 M-F 9-6 Sat 10-5 - near Vons - ups package to KM resort (north) - takes 3-5 business days

2-July

942

74

Tuolumne Meadows


5

Buy

-fuel canisters available here

7-July

1018

(leave trail at 997)

87

Kennedy Meadows Resort & Pack Station

57 miles east of Sonora off Hwy 108, Sonora, Ca 95370

-hike in via TahoeYosemite Tr over Bond Pass (~19 miles); to return to PCT hike 10 miles E along Hwy 108

to Sonora Pass

6

Mail

(UPS?)

-mail 6 days food, maps, etc (Sonora Pass to Sierra City or Donner Pass?)


check after end of April if store carries fuel canisters. Cheese? may have, check.

Summer: (209) 965-3900 / open end of April

The restaurant is open 7 days a week. We serve breakfast from 6am to 12pm, lunch from 11am to 4pm, and dinner from 5pm until about 9pm.

There is a phone booth at the jct of the resort/TH/Cg road and Hwy 108.(not sure how current info re: phone is).

12-July

1094

65

Echo Chalet

(Echo Lake Resort)

General Delivery

Echo Lake, CA 95721

(530) 659-7207

PO open 11-2 Mon-Sat

4

Buy

small store at resort - basic groceries, soda fountain, deli, sporting goods..

PO has reputation for loosing pkgs.

Berkeley Echo Lake Camp, 530-659-7506 [South Lake Tahoe library open T,W 10-8, Th,F,Sat 10-5; Tahoe Sports(S. Lake Tahoe) has fuel canisters]

Located 1/4 mile south of Echo Lake on Echo Lake Road. Ten miles from Lake Tahoe. We generally have plenty of space for drop-in visitors. For $32 a day, cash, you can have three hot meals, hot showers, use of the swimming pool and most other facilities. Stay in a large tent cabin with bunks and mattresses. Bring your own towels, toiletries, laundry soap.

16-July

1156

47

Donner Pass area

General Delivery

Soda Springs, CA 95728

(530) 426-3082


3.20m W on Old Donner Hwy (#40)

3

Buy

Mail?

-fuel canisters available at Tahoe City

Take rest day(s) ?? or just stop at Donner Ski Ranch for meal and get 3 days worth of food at Soda Springs store and boogy on to Sierra City

**Pooh Corner, 530-587-4485, Bill and Molly Person, PMB 154, 11448 Deerfield Dr., Truckee, CA 96161 - receives food drops, provides free beds, meals, showers, laundry, etc. - physical address: 11200 Donner Pass Rd, #196 - about four miles from the PCT; will pick up and deliver hikers from the trail. We expect to be open from the late June to August 1. No alcohol, tobaco etc. Could use pay phone at the I-80 rest area to contact. bill@billperson.org (checked daily)


**Also Donner Ski Ranch is .02 miles left on Hwy 40 (no phone, but possibly a free beer for PCT hiker and good food at the restaurant/bar)

**Truckee Trolley (free), runs every hour from West End Beach (of Donner Lake) between 9:45am and 4:45pm, Donner Market (9:48-4:48) to Truckee.

Fuel canisters: ALPENGLOW SPORTS 415 North Lake Blvd TAHOE CITY 530.583.6917 - [can take bus from Truckee] - or Tahoe Mountain Sports‎, 8331 N Lake Blvd/P.O. Box 2986, Kings Beach, CA 96143; (530) 546-7001 - tahoemountainsports.com‎ [follow Hwy 28 NE from Tahoe City - can take bus]

***Order new boots either to Sierra City or to Belden - look at selection in Mammoth Lakes

20-July

1198

104

Sierra City


P.O. at 215 Main St.

Sierra City, CA 96125

1.50m SW on Hwy 49


Sierra Country Store

213 Main St, Sierra City, CA‎

(530) 862-1560‎ - Larry & Kathy Breed - 409chevy@sbcglobal.net

6

Buy

Mail

-fuel canisters at Sierra Country Store

(mail order if not)

Phone to make sure

-mail maps, etc for rest of Cali, battery charger, etc here (carry download cord from Mammoth Lks)

-put together mail drops for BurneyFalls

- full service grocery store with a full meat & produce department. Laundromat at Store. Porch for hikes to use (no drinking alcohol). PO next door.

**Wild Plum cg: 1 mile east of Sierra City on Wild Plum Road. Elevation: 4, 400 feet. 47 campsites. 21 campsites for trailers. Vault toilet. Piped water.

**Sierra Buttes Inn, 212 Main Street, Sierra City, CA 96125 - Hotel: 11 rooms. Dinner house/bar. Jim & Thelma Stanley 530-862-1300

**Sierra Chalet Motel, Main Street, Sierra City, CA 96125 - Motel: 4 rooms. 530-862-1110. Tiny library open when? 530-862-0210

26-July

1299

55


Belden Town Bridge


PO: 1 BELDEN COUNTY RD

M-F 9am-1pm

General Delivery

Belden, CA 95915-9998

(530) 283-0951

-0.5 mi SW on Belden Town road near where PCT crosses railway*

3

Mail

-mail 6 days food, maps, etc

-mail fuel canister here

*above directions based on USPS site info; guide book says PO is on Hwy 70 about 1 mile west of Belden Bridge; road walk to the P.O. then climb up the hill behind the P.O. to the trail.

**The former Belden Campground - still useable - by the river is about 0.2 miles down road towards bridge after crossing tracks on PCT.

**Caribou Crossroads RV Park-Store-Caf‎e 16242 Highway 70, Belden, CA 95915 (530) 283-1384 www.cariboucrossroads.com‎ - about 1.5 mi E from brige

**There may be a trail angel in town - call (530) 283-9880 (Brenda Braaten) open July 1 - Aug 3 in 2008 (1 mile east of Belden) - BBraaten at judsonu.edu

**The Belden Resort (on the PCT) is under new management, striving to be hiker friendly (showers, laundry, tent sites for a fee) - weekends are busy.


29-July

1353

25

Drakesbad Guest Ranch

Ed & Billie

530-524-2841

c/o Drakesbad Guest Ranch

End of Warner Valley Road

Chester, California 96020

Estimated day of arrival

2

Meal

-stop for meal?

Hikers are welcomed anytime for meals (low cost), logistic (transport to medical facilities), clean up, (shower or tub) laundry, relaxation in hot spring pool.

Drakesbad is accepting packages for hikers, mail available for pickup 7 days a week. - laundry with loner clothes. Near Warner Valley Campground.

- Chester (town) has fuel canisters at sporting goods store, also grocery store, etc; no decent cheap motels from the sound of it.

ETA

PCT

Miles

~Miles walked to Next

Resupply Point

Address

Directions

on Trail Days to Next

Type of Resupply

NOTES


31-July

1378

46


Hat Creek (Old Station PO)

(530) 335-7191 (PO)

c/o General Delivery
Old Station, CA 96071

0.30m N M-F 8:30-4:30

3

Buy

Take rest day here

get supplies at Hat Creek Resort store

-mail order 2 small fuel canisters here​?

Georgi and Dennis Heitman: We, FireFly and FireWalker, are happy to welcome PCT hikers to The Hideaway At Old Station, for a refreshing zero or two. Here we share our: laundry facilities; showers; computer with DSL Internet connection; hearty breakfasts and dinners; hot tub; hammocks, tents (or plenty of space for your own); and one-of-a-kind tree house. Our outside deck provides a vibrant meeting and eating space, along with plenty of wonderful bird watching. We will gladly pick up your general delivery packages and supply transportation to and from the Post Office.

You can reach us a couple of ways: 530-335-7463 (feel free to leave a message) or bobbnweav@gmail.com hikerbox - maybe fuel canisters

4-Aug

1424

85

Burney Falls Camp

Services

(530) 335-4214

Burney Falls Camp Services

McArthur-Burney Falls State Park

24898 Hwy. 89, Burney, CA 96013

5

Mail


**McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, primitive sites $9, showers - fuel canisters avail in Redding

9-Aug

1506

158

(102)

Castella

PO: (530) 235-4413

General Delivery

Castella, CA 96017

2.00m SW

8-9

(5-6)

Mail

Buy

Ammirati's Mkt (530) 235-2676 - small well stocked store & gas station

- take rest day here?

"Castella has perfect place for a picnic along the Sacramento River. Shady parks & neighborhood streets make up this small riverside community north. Not quite sure this county park/campground/picnic spot is open for overnight camping; they may be retired campsites. No one around to ask either."

**Castle Crags State Park, primitive sites $9, showers **could hitch to Dunsmuir(library MTTh1-6,W1-8,Sat10-2) or Mt Shasta City (fuel canisters)


1606

(56)

Etna

PO hrs M-F 8:30-5

Etna, CA 96027

about 10.5 miles east on Sawyers Bar Road

(3)


could walk or hitch down here to break this longer stretch

place has groc store, library, etc

**Alderbrook Manor (836 Sawyers Bar Road), the celebrated B&B with the equally celebrated hiker hut, provides shuttle service to and from trailheads. The hikers hut is a hostel type living area with 6 beds, (4 bunk and one double) with shower and toilet facilities. Includes continental breakfast in room, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, barbeque. Computer. Washer and dryer are also available. Rates are $25.00 per night per person.

pcta listing: The hut opens April 15. They will accept hikers' UPS packages. Nightly hut rates are $20 and include continental breakfast. Dave and Vicki Harrison, Alderbrook Manor, Etna, CA 96037, (530) 467 3917)

**The Motel Etna (317 Collier Way, 530 467-5338) is an immaculate facility - $55 per night in 2008

Sounds like nice hiker-friendly compact town.

18-Aug

1662

72

Seiad Valley

General Delivery

Seiad Valley, CA 96086

(530) 496-3211

4

Buy

limited supplies but should have ramen, liptons, etc

RV park has hiker area set up but may be quite noisy - $7

a general store, a bar, a restaurant (pancake challenge) - excellent burgers, a post office, an r.v. park with a hiker area, and a gas station

Seiad Valley Store & Restaurant(Wild West Cafe) Hours M-TH 7 am to 4 pm, Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 8-7, Sun 8-4pm. It is possible that they will be open Sun. evenings as well, These hours begin on May 1st and end Sept 31st--at which time they will be closed on Mondays. Discounts available for hikers who stay at Mid River Trailer Park

22-Aug

1720


Ashland


about 12.5 miles via

Mt. Ashland roads and trails

Ashland Hostel

150 N. Main St

Ashland,OR 97520

(541) 482-9217 (1:00pm - 9:00pm)

$28.00 per person for dorm space

$40.00 small private

check-in 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Mail

Buy

-hostel has coin-operated washer/dryer -possibly special PCT rates at hostel

-fuel canisters avail at Ashland Outdoor Store

-mail maps etc here for Oregon

-prep pkgs for Oregon