Mt. Williamson Motel and Base Camp


PCT, JMT and backpacker resupply

OPEN ALL YEAR for backpacker resupply services;

Call Strider at 760-878-2121 or email for specifics.  

View the video by Robert Youens of camera

"Strider an Staff are wonderful! This motel is the best! Mini-cabins with modern, updated decor. Cozy and pleasant. Our cabin was clean and fresh. We were hiking the John Muir Trail and the motel provides transportation and resupply. We couldn't have completed the trail without it. But the best part of our stay was the courteous & helpful staff. Breakfast is provided that is out of this world. Fresh, homemade Monkey bread (cinnamon rolls). Strider lent me her kerchief/scarf. I used it on the trail and up Mt Whitney for our 30th Wedding Anniversary Vow renewal. Keep up the great customer service."


Our Complete Resupply Package includes:

Strider at Muir Hut

  1. Receiving and holding your resupplies/gear/packages in our secure, air-conditioned motel;

  2. Complimentary beverage upon arrival, Base Camp sticker and 'Strider Necklace' for the gals arrival;

  3. One night’s lodging;

  4. Hot fresh cooked breakfast (eggs, bacon, english muffins, coffee, tea, cocoa);

  5. Laundry;

  6. Ride to and from Onion Valley Campground; pick up time is 3:00pm; return ride departs after breakfast at 8:00am; for resupply packages/motel guests only.** Transportation provided by East Side Sierra Shuttle, operating under permits on the Inyo National Forest**.

To order your resupply package, go to our reservations page and select a room for one or more nights. Click on the HIKER EXTRAS tab and select either the HIKER RESUPPLY PACKAGE FOR ONE, or the HIKER RESUPPLY PACKAGE FOR TWO. This will add the discounted items described above to your bill. If you would like to order more than two resupply packages, please indicate this in the Preferences box on the checkout page. We will get back to you with a quote for the complete package. We apologize for any confusion - our reservation system was recently upgraded and we are in the process of making it easier to navigate. If you have any problems ordering your resupply package, please type in your exact needs in the Preferences box on the checkout page, and we’ll get back to you.

Extras - these can be ordered on the “Hiker Extras” tab of the reservations page:

  • Additional loads of laundry

  • Parking your car while you are away

  • Resupply Hold for non-guests

  • Resupply Hold + Ride for non-guests (not encouraged, you’ll miss out on the fun and our amazing hospitality!)

Fuel, packing and logistical help also are available.

We require 72 hours advance notice via email or phone to cancel a reservation and receive a full refund.

Please DO NOT mail your resupply to the motel unless you have a reservation. If you cancel your trip, there is a non-refundable $25 fee for receiving and holding your resupply. You will have to pay for return postage as the USPS is no longer returning unopened packages for free in 2019.

Please use a 3-5 gallon bucket. They ship better and are bug/creature proof.  Please include a return address.

Send your bucket via USPS Priority Mail so it arrives at least one week ahead of your expected pickup/arrival date. Please use our handy bucket label (I will email one to you). Print your name and expected pickup date on the outside of the bucket. Buckets without an arrival date will be stored in the mystery bucket room, never to be seen again.

We are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., holidays included. Phone calls and email requests will be answered between 1:00pm - 5:00pm PST.

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


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



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