BBadger wrote:I'm relieved that you didn't jump straight to asking for early arrival passes. Depending on how much shit you have to bring in, you can probably just catch a ride with someone on the ride-share board once it comes up some months from now.
Pretty much what BBadger said.
And to make finding that ride easier, have your friend take all your large stuff you don't need in default. Things like bikes, tents, camping chairs, camping stove, ALL the non-perishable food, all your water, everything except maybe 1 or 2 medium sized bags each.
EDIT: Which is basically what you said in your reply, while I was typing this.