Many hikers who are thru-hiking the John Muir or Pacific Crest Trail will send us a resupply package, aka food cache, to pick up at our location. We are one of the closest resupply stops to the JMT, and the furthest from any road. We are a very small place with limited access. Unless you have a reservation to stay with us, we are a mail-pickup location only; very limited services are available.
We will be open from June 15th through September 30th, 2020.
Step 1: Read our Complete Resupply Information page carefully. By using our service, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms listed.
Step 2: Use a 5-gallon or smaller plastic bucket to pack your food and supplies.
Step 3: Pay for your resupply using our secure online system by using THIS LINK.
Step 4: Send your bucket using USPS Priority Mail three weeks before you expect to pick it up at the ranch.
The service fee is US$85.00 for up to 25 pounds. (Buckets weighing over 25 pounds will be charged US$2.00 per pound overage fee.) Our service fee covers:
Picking up your bucket at the Post Office in Lakeshore (about 30 miles from the ranch)
Securely storing your bucket at Florence Lake
Ferrying it across the lake
Packing it in the 5 miles to the ranch on horses and/or off-road vehicle
Storing your bucket until your expected arrival date.
All shipping fees are paid separately to the Post Office or shipping service you are using. Postage cost varies depending on the weight of your package, where it is shipped from, and the type of shipping service you select.
Due to high volume and our extremely remote location we can only guarantee service if you use our payment and shipping label system, and allow 3 weeks to ship via USPS Priority Mail.
You MUST have your name and expected pickup date on your bucket! We will ONLY return buckets mailed via Priority Mail in the US.
When you use our resupply service, we assume that you have read, understood, and agreed to the terms outlined on our Complete Resupply Information page.