Wanted to give a shout out and huge Thank You to Sonora Pass Resupply (SPR)!

My sister and I were on the PCT SOBO between Ebbitts Pass and Sonora Pass this past week. We had mailed resupplies to SPR and were scheduled to meet them on Tuesday, Aug 7.

They contacted us Saturday night or early Sunday morning (Aug 5), via InReach, and let us know that Hwy 108 was closed Eastbound with a new fire (the Donnel Fire). HOWEVER even though the road was closed between them and Sonora Pass... they were willing and able to drive all night via Hwys 4, 395, and 108 Westbound in order to deliver our resupplies. I thought this was incredible customer service for just 2-3 hikers.

My sister and I debated what to do - do we continue on to Sonora Pass or backtrack back to Ebbitts Pass? In the meantime, SPR kept us updated with messages that: the fire had grown exponentially overnight and was, at that time, 0% contained; fire crews were unavailable to fight the fire due to the many other California fires; Kennedy Meadows North had been evacuated; Dardanelle's Resort had burned down; and the section of the PCT that were were on was closing and we were approximately 2-5 miles from the fire.

We decided to backtrack and return to Hwy 4 because of the information supplied to us by SPR. We never saw flames but spent a very smoky 24 hours with raining ash.

SPR just contacted me and they are returning my resupply box and sending a refund.

We are super grateful for their messages and keeping us up to date with information as they received it. Wanted to give them a huge thank you and public shout out.