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Dug "(no trail name yet!)" Shelby
City: Bay Area
State: California
Country: USA
Begins: May 1, 2011
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Mar 16th, 2011

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 487
Journal Visits: 4,882
Guestbook Views: 332
Guestbook Entrys: 2

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"6 weeks until the trail" Edition

Right now, I'm sitting in a really cool coffee shop twisting mileages through my head, trying to configure a competent (& hopefully successful?) resupply strategy.
(I like to place musical sidenotes as I update, so my official "resupply soundtrack" tonight has consisted of Kina Grannis and MeWithoutYou. Very different, but love both!)

So the resupply. Wow. Ouch. Head hurting. Anyone else dealing with resupply headaches? I thought I'd Post mine up here, in the hopes it helps others. What I've found is it's a hard thing to look at another hikers resupply strategy and say, "Yep, that's it. Perfect!" when it relates to their own needs. I'm going with 17 mail drops, mixed with 8-10 grocery resupplies. I've been fortunate enough to be sponsored by AlpineAire Foods, so even with the postage I'm saving money on mail drops. Some places I feel I'll need to mix it up with a grocery resupply for my palate's sanity, whereas others it just makes more sense.

Without further ado, Dug's (I Have Absolutely NO Trail Name Yet!) resupply strategy:

Mile. Town/Resupply Location. Type of Resupply

109. Warner Springs. Mail drop
151. Idyllwild. Partial grocery
265. Big Bear City. Full grocery
363. Wrightwood. Mail drop
454. Agua Dulce (Saufleys). Mail drop
478. Casa de Luna (Anderson's) fill in gaps if needed
558. Mojave/Tehachapi. Full grocery
652. Onyx. Fill in gaps
702. KENNEDY MEADOWS. Large Mail Drop(+ ice axe, etc)
(Independance over Kearsage Pass if running low)
856. Muir Trail Ranch. Mail drop
942. Tuuolumne Meadows. 3/4 mail, 1/4 grocery
1094. S. Lake Tahoe. (hit home for 2 days, pick up resupply there)
1197. Sierra City. Full Grocery
1289. Belsen (Braaten's). Mail drop
1415. Burney. Full grocery
1506. Castella (send to Amirati's) Mail drop
1606. Etna. 3/4 mail, 1/4 grocery
1726 Callahan's. Mail drop
1830. Crater Lake (Mazama). Mail drop
1912. Shelter Cove (UPS only). Mail drop
2000. Big Lake Youth Camp. Mail drop
2107. Timberline Lodge. Mail drop
2155. Cascade Locks (all my Portland peeps!!) grocery
2302. White Pass. Big Mail drop
2476. Skykomish (Dinsmore's). Mail drop
2574. Stehekin. Last resupply - Mail drop

So there it is. Thanks to Yogi, Brian Johnson (great new guide book, check it out), everyone who has put their resupply ideas down on paper/blog.

Any typos courtesy of my iPod Touch 4G, which I'll be using as my blogging home base during my thru-hike. It's been flawlessly amazing the last 2 months of testing it out. Highly recommend one. Hi-def video to boot! Ooh rah!

Peace,

Dug
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