Hiking Inn to Inn
We will be in Southern California for a few days in May and are considering doing this Walkabout route. The thing is--we're going to have suitcases with us (as well as we would have our backpacks). We want to take the train to Oceanside and not have a car. Has anyone ever sent their luggage ahead (with a taxi driver) to a hotel to be held until we reach he endpoint of the hike? Ideally, we don't want to have to do extra travel in order deposit our suitcases with a bell person at a hotel. Thanks for any feedback!
I have not shipped luggage ahead, but I think this is a great option. It is commonly done on European inn-to-inn hikes. I would talk to the taxi company, explain your plan, and see if you feel comfortable. You might also try Uber or Lyft. Let your destination inn know that your luggage will arrive ahead of you. Then for peace of mind, give them a call to make sure it arrived.
Please let us know how it works out. Others will want to follow your lead.