[pct-l] Getting to Walker Pass, CA from Bakersfield, CA -- anyone help?

Bob Bankhead wandering_bob at comcast.net
Thu Jan 15 15:18:05 CST 2009

There is no public transportation over the pass. The closest you can get is Onyx, using the Kern Regional Transit  buses Monday through Saturday. >From there, you have to hitch the last 15 miles. 

Take this KERN bus from BFD to Lake Isabella:

Take this KERN RIVER VALLEY  bus from Lake Isabella to Onyx:

There are no on-trail campsites at Walker Pass itself (just a highway crossing). You should plan to meet at the Walker Pass trailhead campground just below the pass. There is a 0.1 mile spur trail to it from the PCT.

---- Original Message ----- 
  From: Patrick 
  To: pct-l at backcountry.net 
  Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:54 PM
  Subject: [pct-l] Getting to Walker Pass, CA from Bakersfield,CA -- anyone help?

  I have a friend who wants to meet me at Walker Pass on the PCT.  
  That's, if I recall, mile 652 or so. Anyway, he's flying into  
  Bakersfield on May 31st, should be there around noon.

  Does anyone know if there's a shuttle or bus that will go out over  
  Walker Pass? When I came through in 2008, it seemed like a fairly well  
  traveled highway but I don't know about any public or private-for-hire  
  transport over the pass. Failing that, will anyone be in the area and  
  be willing to give a ride?

  Any information is appreciated!

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