The JMT Crib Sheet – by Roleigh Martin <Roleigh[at]> 6/26/2018 Current coauthor of this document 2011-17 is Byron Nevins <byron.nevins[at]>.  Copyright 2011-2018, All Rights Reserved, Roleigh Martin. (See the Yahoo/Facebook JMT Permit FAQ at and Elizabeth Wenk’s Master JMT Spreadsheet with Embedded GPS Files at  Join   Databases facilitating shared resources - transportation, packers and bearcans - are found at  

B=Bus, C=Car Rental; LK=Links; M=Motels; P=Parks; PK=Packers; R=Resupply Stop; S=Shuttle; SF= Sheriff; Sh=Showers

•B1 Eastern Sierra Transit Authority Ph: 800-922-1930 or 7690-872-1901

Daily shuttle service from Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge Adventure

Center to Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile June 13-Sept 9, 2015

The Village to Mammoth Mountain Adventure Ctr:   7:15am, 8:00am, 8:45am, 9:30am-4:00pm

Mammoth Mountain Adventure Ctr to Reds Meadow:   7:30am-9:45am every 45 min.      

                                                10:00am-4:00pm every 20 min.     

                                                 4:45pm-7:00pm every 45 min.

Reds Meadow Resort to Mammoth Mtn Adventure Ctr: 8:15 AM - 7:45 PM (about every 45 minutes)

Tickets/passes may be purchased on bus – CASH ONLY/EXACT CHANGE 

Round trips between Bishop & Reno on  Mon - Tue - Thur - Fri  Reservations encouraged

Lone Pine<->Reno                           NorthBound Depart   SouthBound Depart Times

Lone Pine MacDonald’s, 601 S. Main St.        6:15am                7:40pm

Mammoth McDonalds, 1 Sierra Park Drive        8:20am                5:20pm

Reno Airport                                 12:00pm                1:50pm

Lone Pine to Bishop Northbound, Monday thru Friday (3 times daily) Departures

Lone Pine MacDonald’s, 601 S. Main St.         6:15am      8:30am    5:00pm

Independence Court House, 168 Edwards          6:30am      8:45am    5:15pm

Bishop Kmart, 1200 Main St.                    7:30am      9:40am    6:10pm

Bishop to Lone Pine Southbound, Monday thru Friday (2 times daily) Departures

Bishop Kmart, 1200 Main St.                    7:00am      1:15pm   

Independence Post Office, 101 S. Edwards       7:55am      2:10pm   

Lone Pine MacDonald’s, 601 S. Main St.         8:10am      2:25pm   

Round-Trip between Mammoth & Lancaster     Southbound Depart   Northbound Depart Times (Mon - Wed - Fri)

Mammoth Lakes McDonalds, 1 Sierra Park Dr.     7:35am                7:00pm

Bishop Kmart, 1200 Main St.                    8:30am                6:10pm

Independence Post Office, 101 S. Edwards       9:15am                5:15pm                     

Lone Pine MacDonald’s, 601 S. Main St.         9:40am                5:00pm

Lancaster (Metrolink Station/to L.A.)         12:45pm                2:00pm

•B2 YARTS Bus (Mammoth to Toulumne Meadows), YARTS 877-989-2787 or 209-388-9589. Departs Mammoth at 8:30am on north side of street in front of Shilo Inn. (Crest bus from Lone Pine only runs Mon,Tue,Thur, Fri.)

•C1 Mammoth Car Rentals Reservations: Mammoth Lakes 760-934-7004, 3218 Main St. (located inside Kittredge Sports), Airport 760-934-2271

•C2  Car Rentals in Lancaster, CA (also reachable by bus from Lone Pine, CA; south of Lone Pine 141 miles)

Enterprise Rent-A-Car  661-945-4611  811 West Avenue K

Hertz Local Edition       661-726-2060  43440 10th Street West, Ste. 101

Budget Rent-A-Car      661-942-1416  43365 10th St. W; 221 W. Ave. J - ph 661-948-2385

Avis Rent-A-Car        661-945-3483  221 West Avenue J

Note: only Hertz allows pick up and drop off in different locations.

•C3  Car Rentals in Bishop, CA (58 mi.N. of Lone Pine): Enterprise Rent-A-Car 187 W. Line St. 760-873-3704. Hertz 107 S. Main 760-872-2272.

•LK  Traveling to the JMT: link is “Traveling to and Within Yosemite”.

•M1  Lone Pine Motels or Hostels:

Dow Villa Motel       760-876-5521  800-824-9317   310 S.Main St.

Whitney Portal Hostel  760-876-0030               238 S.Main St.          

Comfort Inn           760-876-8700                                           1920 S.Main St.

Mt Whitney Motel      760-876-4207  800-845-2362  305 N.Main St.

Best Western Frontier  760-876-5571                                           1008 S.Main St.

Lone Pine Budget Inn   760-876-5655                 ISHBHAKTA@YAHOO.COM       138 W.Willow St.

Trails Motel                                       760-876-5555  800-862-7020                             633 S.Main St.

Timberline Motel                                   760-876-4555                                           215 E.Post St.

•M2  Independence, CA Motels:

Mt Williamson Motel   760-878-2121  515 S.Edwards St.

Independence Inn     530-945-0103      440 S.Edwards St.

Ray’s Den Motel                   760-878-2122             405 N.Edwards St.

Winnedumah County Inn              760-878-2040          211 N.Edwards St.                                           

Courthouse Motel     760-878-2732 157 N.Edwards St.

Mt Williamson Motel offers free rides to/from Onion Valley for motel guests only. Full resupply packages also available.

Independence Inn offers free resupply for guests.  They can arrange rides to/from Onion Valley.  Computer access.  Laundry service.

•P1  Yosemite NP:   9:00a to 5:00p pt (1 hr.lunch) 209/372-0200 - press 3 then 5 to speak to a ranger.  For Emergencies call 911; or 209-379-1992 - 24/7 emergency number for the park dispatch office.

•P2  Sierra National Forest - High Sierra Ranger District Office 559-855-5355 or 559-855-5360, 7 days/wk; 8a-4:30p (Sierra National Forest contains Ansel Adams Wilderness and John Muir Wilderness area); High Sierra Supervisor’s ofc 559-297-0706  Sierra NF/Prather email Mon-Fri -; Sat-Sun - (both email addresses are for other than 911 purposes).

•P3  Devils Postpile National Monument:  760-934-2289

•P4  Inyo National Forest:  760-873-2400; 8a-4:30p (closed 1 hr. lunch)

•P5  Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park: Visitor’s Center 559-565-4212, or 559-565-3341 automated, 8a-4:30p daily. Call 911 from any telephone within the park in an emergency. Wilderness Permit Office 559-565-3766. 24-Hour Dispatch – emergency only 559-565-3195.; for other than 911 purposes.


*P6  Emergency Numbers:  911 or

First segment: Yosemite NP: 209-379-1992 - 24/7 Park Dispatch;

Middle 1/4 segment: You will be passing thru multiple different jurisdictions and your family will not likely know exactly what jurisdiction you are in. Call the Fresno County Sheriff's Office 24/7 dispatch line 559-600-3111/800-522-0086. They co-ordinate all search and rescue operations with the applicable National Forest/Wilderness.  Most of the Yosemite-to-Kings stretch is in Fresno County and if you are outside the County, Fresno dispatch will help hand you off to the right agency.

Last 1/2 segment: call 559-565-3195 24/7 Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Dispatch [ for other than 911 purposes]; Sierra NF/Prather email Mon-Fri -; Sat-Sun - (for email other than 911 purposes).

•PK1 Pine Creek Pack Station, PO Box 968, Bishop, CA  93515, (aka Sequoia Kings Pack Train; servicing Shepherd, Kearsarge, Sawmill, Taboose Passes, plus Woods Creek/points nearby, Evolution Valley, and High Sierra Trail).  760-387-2797 pack station up at Pine Creek Canyon, Bishop, CA; 800-962-0775 for reservations; 760-387-2627 winter office/home. Owner: Danica Berner (760-920-5588) at or Packer will ship your resupply to the Onion Valley Trailhead for pickup, or for additional $, they will pack it in and meet you at Charlotte Lake or Kearsarge Lakes.

•PK2 Dennis Winchester, Cottonwood Pack Trains,760-878-2015, 910 Gibson Ranch Rd., Independence, CA 93526. At Horseshoe Meadows provides the dunnage, spot trip & continuous hire trips to Cottonwood Lakes, Crabtree Lakes, Rock Creek and the Golden Trout Wilderness.

•PK3  Rock Creek Pack Station, PO Box 248, Bishop, CA 93515, (760) 872-8331.  Operating as Mt. Whitney Pack Trains originates trips primarily from Horseshoe Meadows but occasionally from Sage Flat,Sawmill, Taboose, Shepherd and Kearsarge Pass trail heads.

•PK4  Rainbow Pack Outfitters 760-873-8877, serves JMT hikers at Bishop Pass or on the JMT at the Bishop Pass Junction.

•PK5  Cedar Grove Pack Station serves JMT hikers at Woods Creek. 559-565-3464-summer; 559-337-2413-winter; Address winter-PO Box 46, Badger, CA 93603; summer-108300 Cedar Lane, Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93262

•PK6  List of High Sierra Packers: (Eastern Sierra  Packers) (Western Sierra Packers)

•R1 Red's Meadow Resort 760-934-2345 Packages may be picked up at Red’s Meadow General Store between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. ONLY.  See:

•R2  Vermillion Valley Resort at Edison Lake 559-259-4000 The Edison Queen ferry, runs 7 days a week, drought issues permitting, w/special departures upon request. The boat dock at the mouth of Mono Creek is less than a mile from the main PCT/JMT trail.  Check out new optional Back of Edison Lake Resupply service.  VVR Shuttle Service to Fresno.  Ferry schedule 2015:  8am - 12n small boats.  Signage at all junctions. Alternative trail approaches/exits to/from VVR

•R3  Muir Trail Ranch, - resupply pickup open seven days a week from 8 AM to 5 PM - (preferred contact method) - (209) 966-3195.  See

•S1  Yosemite Valley shuttle, 7am-10pm; Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle Bus 8a-4:15p Also

•S2  Yosemite Area Rapid Transit (YARTS) (Mammoth to Toulumne Meadows), YARTS 877-989-2787 or 209-388-9589. Departs Mammoth at 8:30am on north side of street in front of Shilo Inn. (Crest bus from Lone Pine only runs Mon,Tue,Thur, Fri.); Further info for YARTS:  800-626-6684; Mammoth tourist center brokers tickets from Mammoth and Lee Vining; In Yosemite, purchase advance tickets at the DNC information kiosk or at Yosemite Lodge; Tickets can also be purchased directly from the bus driver; Bus goes from Mammoth to Yosemite Valley in the morning, back in evening, with stops at Tuolumne, White Wolf and Crane Flat.

•S3  Shuttle and Taxi Services Mammoth: Mammoth Shuttle/Rolph Knutson 760-914-2678 cell; Mammoth Taxi LLC 760-937-TAXI(8294); Mammoth Shuttle System 8am-10pm: 760-934-6588; After hours: 760-914-2678 cell;;  Eastern Sierra Transit Authority ESTA/Inyo-Mono Dial-a-Ride 800-922-1930,; Mammoth Cabs 760-924-2227/760-934-2227; My Mammoth/Mark Deeds 760-709-6459 cell; Sierra Shuttle Service,LLC 760-914-2746; Mammoth All Weather Shuttle 760-709-2927 Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile Shuttle Information - 1-800-922-1930 - and

•S4 East Side Sierra Shuttle (serves much of the Sierra from Independence CA), Paul Fretheim, 760-878-8047,

•S5 Eastern Sierra Shuttle Service (serves much of the Sierra from Lone Pine CA). Covers all trailheads and pack stations in the eastern Sierras, plus Yosemite and Sequoia areas. Phone: 760-876-1915. Old Website: (New under Construction).  E-mail (for now):

•S6  Shuttle Services for High Sierra Trailheads: and  Among others listed is private shuttle service of Kurt Pauer - Lone Pine, 760-876-4811 (shuttle is limited to the Lone Pine area); Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce: Kathleen New 760-876-4444.  Note, the Chamber also offers $20/wk parking avail. Sierra Trails Rideshare (Lone Pine/Independence) via David McEachron ceased doing ride shares under prior published contact information (confirmed June 2018).

•S7 Sherpa Max - Eastern Sierra hiker transport for up to 4 hikers at a time from Mammoth to Lancaster including Lone Pine permit office, Horseshoe Meadows and Kennedy Meadows  805-341-6360 or Licensed by PUC (PSC 37392). Operates under permit on the Inyo National Forest.

•SH1 Showers: Whitney Portal Store (1 shower), $3 no towel/timer, 9a-6p; Whitney Portal Hostel (Lone Pine-5 showers), $5 w/towel, soap, no timer, 7a-8:30p; Subway/Chevron complex, Independence (in town), $7 (towel, soap incl.), 6a-10p M-F, 7a-10p Wkends; Reds Meadow Campground (6 showers), no chg/donations apprec., near Devils Postpile; RV Park 760-934-3822 across from Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center, 10a-5p $6 no soap/towel; Mammoth Mountain Inn $10 towel and soap, 8a-10p summer, 760-934-2851, ask at front desk.

•SF  Sheriffs:  Mono County Sheriff 760-935-4066, or 760-932-7549 ext.7 - Dispatch; Inyo County Emergency Services 760-878-0383 is 24-hr Dispatch for each Bishop Sheriff (760-873-7887), Independence Sheriff (760-878-2441), and Lone Pine Sheriff (760-876-5606); Tulare County Search and Rescue SAR Coordinator 559-733-6218, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department 559-733-6220 9a-5p M-F. Note: Sheriff offices exist in multiple cities in the county (reason for multiple numbers listed above).  “If someone is concerned because you are running late returning from your trip, they should call the local sheriff’s office.” BK