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    Default Getting from Jackson airport to Pinedale

    I've thru-hiked the PCT in 2016 so I'm used to rough & remote county but have minimal knowledge of the CDT. Myself & few guys are planning a 2021 late August loop on the CDT, flying in & out of Jackson. Any suggestions on the best & most affordable shuttle to & from the airport, places to stay in Pinedale & then a shuttle to the TH. Any & all suggestions are appreciate, Thanks!
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    We always go to Wind River Brewing Co. in Pinedale before and after hiking. Great burgers and beer!!

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    I know that Jackson Hole Airport is convenient.
    BUT! Itís probably the most expensive airport in the USA to fly to. Especially around Labor Day when there is a big political shindig in Jackson.
    Educated Guess: Price plane fare and rental vehicle to/from Salt Lake City. And/Or shift your schedule earlier or later.
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    Pinedale area shuttle services:
    https://www.greatoutdoorshop.com/services/shuttles/
    What is your backpacking itinerary in the Wind River Range?
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    Agree with hobby on the brewery and sometimes the 2 moose that live in town saunter by which is a treat for this Jersey girl.

    I liked High Country Suites in Pinedale. I ended up there after my group came out of Elkhart TH a day early and we didn't want to spend JH money for the extra town day. Great rates for a clean, practical room that includes kitchen.

    My group rents cars even though we are leaving them at trailhead for the week. The advantages:
    --we can get our last minute items (bear spray, fuel) and eat in Jackson before heading to our trailhead
    --if plans change like they did this year we can bail early and go wherever
    --dealing with car rentals at JH not difficult--even if your rental car is off airport.
    Last edited by danil411; 01-04-2021 at 21:06. Reason: reference to previous post

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    Thanks Everyone!! Yes we ended up hiring the Great Outdoor Shop for the shuttle to & from the airport as well as to & from the trailhead.

    As the remaining group heads back to Northern KY, I will be flying into Reno on 9/5 and staying in S Lake Tahoe at the Mellow Mountain Hostel for a day or 2 to resupply & head out on the TRT clockwise from Meiss Meadow (southern PCT connection to the Northern PCT Connection & then heading N on the PCT since I have some unfinished business on the PCT where I missed a section from Truckee to Etna due to fires in 2016.

    With that being said, if there are any Trail Angels in Reno or S Lake Tahoe, please hit me up if you're available to snag me from the Reno airport @ 6:15 pm & take me the the S Lake Hostel.

    Appreciate the consideration!!

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