Mt. Williamson Motel
and Base Camp

PCT, JMT and backpacker resupply

We offer backpacker resupply services and rides to and from Onion Valley for motel guests; for custom resupply services, call Strider at 760-878-2121 or email for specifics.


You can ship your resupply to our motel and we will hold it for you until you pick it up; cost is $75 per resupply. Call to arrange details.

We also offer our Complete Resupply Package ($175 for one person, $225 double occupancy) that includes:

Strider at Muir Hut

  1. Receiving and holding one resupply in our secure, air-conditioned facility

  2. One night’s lodging 

  3. One breakfast per person

  4. One load of laundry per person

  5. Complimentary ride from Onion Valley Trail Head to motel

  6. Complimentary ride from motel to Onion Valley  Trail Head

Additional loads of laundry are $15 per load.

Fuel, packing and logistical help also are available.

We require 48 hours advance notice via email or phone to cancel a reservation and receive a full refund. We are open from 8 a.m to 10 p.m. seven days a week.


Ship your well-sealed resupply bucket to:
Mt. Williamson Motel and Base Camp, PO Box 128, Independence, CA 93526.

We will hold it for pick up; cost is $75 per resupply.  Please send your bucket so it arrives at least one week ahead of your expected pickup/arrival date. Print your name and expected pickup date on the outside of the bucket.

We are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., holidays included.

Note that you cannot ship or mail fuel of any kind.  We have Primus, Isobutane, Jetboil and white gas for sale at the Motel. (If you let us know ahead, we will do our best to buy other fuel types for you).


We accept VISA and MasterCard, personal checks or money orders payable to the Mt. Williamson Motel and Base Camp.

When you mail your bucket, DO NOT put your check in the resupply package. (We make an exception for people coming from outside the United States who find it difficult to obtain a check or money order in U.S. currency; you may use a credit card or cash when you arrive at the Base Camp.)


Mt. Williamson Motel and Base Camp
PO Box 128
Independence, CA 93526

Additional Resupply Resources:

Reds Meadow:

Muir Trail Ranch:

Transportation and shuttle service to and from trail heads: Call Paul Fretheim at East Side Sierra Shuttle:

760-878-8047 or