Whatever you do - don't skip Jacob Lake Inn! The cookies are to die for!!! Ha!LuckyMan wrote:
I was told that in addition to the restaurant and bakery, JLI has a small selection of groceries such as bread, peanut butter, chips, granola, canned Vienna sausages (don't read the list of ingredients), tuna salad kits etc. I was told the hours in early May will be 8 to 8 daily, with longer hours starting in late May.
You can send a package to the post office at the north rim, 85 N Main Street, North Rim 86052 (928) 643-7122 M-F 8:00-12:00; 1:00-5:00. That's 65 miles from the finish.
According to the data book, there is a resupply box at 765.8 and at 774.3, but you would have to have someone drop the packages for you, or pack non-perishable food and drop it off yourself before you start your hike.
Another option is the Kaibab Lodge, which accepts packages, or the North Rim Country Store, both 5 miles from the trail.
LuckyMan wrote:......after finishing the AZT that hiker did a 23-mile day hike through a beautiful canyon - I think it was Paria Canyon maybe to Buckskin Gulch? He said that this was a great way to finish the AZT and that advance hard-to-get permits were required to backpack this canyon but that for a day hike you merely had to fill out a form at the trailhead. Does anyone know details about this? (Of course if I make it that far I might be ready to end the hike at the state line and explore those Utah canyons another time.)