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Postby Bob Sihler » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:38 pm

ClimberJohn wrote:Am I reading this right?

You're offering $100 for someone to pack in (only?)21 lbs of food and these people are bitching and complaining that the pass isn't friendly enough and it would be more convenient for them if you picked a weekend.

about sum up this thread so far?


Holy shit people... this is a new low...even for this cess pool of a website.

So fucking glad I don't live in California.

Dude if you really can't find anyone local let me know and I'll drive down from OR and make a sweet road trip out of it. $100 wouldn't even cover my gas but it'd make a dent in it. Maybe I'll actually climb something while I'm there and then I can come back and post my pretty pictures on SP and everyone can vote on them and then... and then...

seriously people...WTF

Fuck dude I'd carry you to the pass for $100. You'd have to carry the food though cause that would be way to heavy for me to handle without your help.

Good luck with your search.

...and you'd think in an economy like this...


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Postby Palisades79 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:00 pm

We once hired a packer to ascend Sawmill Pass at the start of a cross-Sierra hike .We climbed 7500 feet up switchbacks in six hours. Why don't you contact packers on the Eastern Sierra Packers list about dropping a cache on one of their trips with other clients ?
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Postby asmrz » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:05 pm

Packer going over Taboose Pass will cost at least tripple the ammount being offered, if not more.

Why not do something to help yourself? Pen and I hiked the JMT last year which included a short jog to another pass to retrieve our previously stashed food. All you need is a good location, one or two extra bear canisters and a bit of extra work to hike up there before and after.

Isn't self sufficiency the name of the game?
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Postby butitsadryheat » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:14 pm

Gary Schenk wrote:ClimberJohn has never been up Taboose Pass, obviously. Take him up on his offer.
:lol: might be a good place to leave some of that misplaced anger
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Postby KathyW » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:05 pm

Hiking up to Taboose Pass isn't that tough - it's hiking back down to the trailhead that's difficult.
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Postby granite4brains » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:23 pm

KathyW wrote:Hiking up to Taboose Pass isn't that tough - it's hiking back down to the trailhead that's difficult.


finally, another person like me that finds the downhills worse than the uphills :lol:
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Postby kevin trieu » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:53 pm

if I'm still bumming around that time I'll take up the offer. i think what you need to do is increase the weight requirement to weed out the weak and get real offers. don't you want fresh fruit and veggie after being out for a week?
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Re: Will pay $100 for you to hump food up Taboose Pass

Postby Bob Burd » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:13 pm

MoabPeakBagger wrote:I'm looking for someone to resupply myself and my partner while we hike around in the high country for a few weeks this summer. Specifically, I'm looking to have someone carry in a week's worth of food for us, meeting us at the top of Taboose Pass on August 16 or 17.

I know, carrying 21 lbs up Taboose Pass for $100 doesn't seem like the best deal on earth. But for Sierra bums who need nothing more than a good excuse to get into the high country, it's not the worst deal on earth either.

Private Message me or reply here.


A few of us will be heading to nearby Mt. Cedrick Wright on Aug 15. I'll be happy to get your 21lbs to the saddle east of Cedrick Wright, no charge. You can meet us there or we'll bury it under a cairn, your choice.
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Postby EManBevHills » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:44 pm

Now you're talking, Bob. Are you volunteering for a well needed handicap during the Challenge? :D
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Postby Bob Burd » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:44 am

EManBevHills wrote:Are you volunteering for a well needed handicap during the Challenge? :D


I imagine we can divvy up the load between several volunteers so it won't be much of a burden. I'm not really needing a handicap as I've been soundly whooped by others the past few years... :)
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Postby Climber Dave » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:35 pm

granite4brains wrote:
KathyW wrote:Hiking up to Taboose Pass isn't that tough - it's hiking back down to the trailhead that's difficult.


finally, another person like me that finds the downhills worse than the uphills :lol:



X2 :D
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Postby mrchad9 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:39 pm

Ramblindave wrote:
granite4brains wrote:
KathyW wrote:Hiking up to Taboose Pass isn't that tough - it's hiking back down to the trailhead that's difficult.


finally, another person like me that finds the downhills worse than the uphills :lol:


X2 :D

X2+1. I didn't understand all the complaints some folks have made about Shepherd Pass until I walked down it. Blech! :)
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