Yes, a bus makes stops at the trailhead and it only costs three dollars. The schedule wasn’t ideal, though, so that would be our last option. At least it was available today. It only picks up at Walker Pass on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
We also had other options for what town to go for resupply. Besides Ridgecrest, we could go to Inyokern, Lake Isabella, or Kernville.
I’m glad we decided on Ridgecrest because that’s the only nearby town where I could rent a car. I plan to do that when I return there after reaching Kennedy Meadows, so this trip will give me a chance to make sure everything was located as conveniently as I thought it was.