Trailname Backstroke Sierra Shuttle List- 2018 - all information has been vetted for 2018.

Drivers are listed loosely in order from area served north down to south. All of these are for the eastside of the Sierra along Highway 395: 

Lou Hill is a retired fireman operating out of Bridgeport. He likes to stay closer to the trailheads in the north. He is accommodating and his rates are super reasonable. Sometimes his cell coverage is spotty but he will return voicemails ASAP once in range. Email: Cell: (209) 329-4745.

There are a few taxi services in Mammoth, but I have not used them:
Mammoth Taxi. Cell: (760) 934-8294; Web:
Mammoth Lakes Cabs. Cell: (760) 924-2227; Web:

Robert Brence has a 4WD Lexus that can take up to 5 people, and he seems more willing than most drivers to go to difficult dirt-road trailheads. He can go anywhere but primarily serves the Mammoth/Bishop trailheads. He has all permits. Cell: (760) 914-2746.

Max Furmann lives in the Owens Valley, has a new truck that can take four people and a lot of gear, shuttles from Lancaster to Mammoth but not off-road or to the airport, and has all permits. Great guy, accommodating, not expensive.  Email: Cell: (805) 341-6360. Web:
Facebook: SherpaMax@JMTMax. Twitter: SherpaMax@Sherpa_Max.

The Mt. Williamson Motel & Base Camp offers hiker resupply packages and shuttle service to Onion Valley for motel guests. Contact Cris Chater for details: Web: Email: Cell: (760)878-2121.

Paul Fretheim of East Side Sierra Shuttle, LLC operates out of Independence, and has a shuttle business with 7-passenger Toyota Sienna XLE minivans, 5-passenger SUVs, and can serve 4wd access trailheads. He has all permits, and has typical rates posted on his website. Web: Email: cell: (760) 878-8047
NOTE: Not to be confused "EASTERN SIERRA SHUTTLE SERVICE " operating out of Lone Pine.

Kurt Payer is a retired pilot who lives in Lone Pine, very reasonable rates and accommodating, tends to stay in the south: 
Email: Cell: (661) 972-9476. 

Eastern Sierra Shuttle Service, LLC. Lone Pine, CA. cell: 760-876-1915 email: Web:
NOTE: Used to be called "Mt. Whitney Shuttle". Email and website are not functional, and calls not returned. Paul claims that they are in business, but it sure does not seem like it...Not to be confused "EAST SIDE SIERRA SHUTTLE" operating out of Independence.

Seasonal commercial services, make sure you check carefully for times and dates; service often only exists on limited days and during summer months!

Eastern Sierra Transit:

Bishop Creek Shuttle, goes to South Lake and Lake Sabrina:


Sequoia Shuttle: