Pass It Forward
As this list evolves, the different kinds of trail angels and the range of volunteer or discounted commercial services they offer will be identified. Please tread lightly. Trail Angels use their own limited resources providing services to the hikers. Calling them up, emailing them or sending them stuff not strictly related to the hike or too far in advance of your need for their services during your hike just burns up resources and burns out trail angels. Also, if you cannot do something for the trail angel who does something for you, pass your good fortune forward by doing something for other hikers or for the trail itself.
Other Trail Angel Listings
Trail Angel List at ADZPCTKOP
From South to North
Johnny Oh of [Quincy via Beldon or Bucks Lake"]
Section A: Mexican Border to Warner Springs
Bob Riess - San Diego trailhead transportation maven and airport controller. Bob will be spending 2008 away from San Diego and therefore will be unavilable to provide rides to Campo for class of 2008 hikers.
Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off Party is a low key gathering of present section and thru-hikers, past thru-hikers, ancient thru-hikers, trail angels, supporters, and aspiring section- and thru-hikers.
Scissors Crossing Water cache maintained by Anne and Jim
Third Gate Water cache maintained by Charlie. Spur trail just beyond goes 1.5 miles to a ranch where water is available if cache is empty.
Section B: Warner Springs to I-10
Hiker Oasis is now closed. They have moved to a location one mile north of I-10. See below.
Section C: I-10 to I-15
Pink Motel is out of business. Please respect the privacy of the new owners
Trail House is located 70 yards from the trail, about one mile north of the I-10 underpass on the PCT. Operated by The Bear and Pink Ziggy (formerly Anza Trail Angels) they offer shade, water, mail drops, internet access, and many other services to hikers.
Complete information can be found at: http://hikerhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/welcome-to-trail-house.html
This info accurate as of 9/1/11.
Tiffany Welcome to Big Bear, hikers! I'm an avid hiker and love the culture of the trail. I'm 5 miles from Hwy 18 crossing. When I can, I'll give rides, but will definitely put you up - a bed, sofa, shower, laundry, shady back deck, peaceful neighborhood, and "Baby," the cat. When I can afford extra food or beer, what I have is yours, or I'll run you into town to pick up your boxes or shop at Von's or Stater Bro's. I love the company and love meeting new people. My sign and phone number are on the tree at Hwy 18. I look forward to meeting you and helping out! Happy Trails! :-)
Big Bear Fire Department lets hikers use the shower and hang out in the back yard of the fire station
Bruce Wagner and Carol Wagner- Lake Arrowhead support
Hello, PCT hikers. Greetings from Bruce and Carol Wagner in Lake Arrowhead, CA. What do you need? Mailing services? Hot bath? Laundry? Lunch? Local transportation? Perhaps we can assist. We're a bit familiar with your situation when you get this far … Carol's brother, Carl, did the Trail in 1977. I have a bit of mountaineering experience, too; Muir Trail in 1957, Mt. Rainier in '72, and several of California's 14K peaks. We expect to be home in the Lake Arrowhead area during much of the "season" for PCT hikers trekking through our area.
As you may have noticed from your maps, we are a one-day (tough) or two-day (easy) hike west of Big Bear, in the San Bernardino National Forest. We can provide good directions (and possibly a lift) to our place or other desired local destinations. The Lake Arrowhead area has many convenient services: supermarkets, pharmacies, post office, fast food or fine-dining restaurants, hardware stores, etc. Find the west end of Hook Creek Road on your maps (Cedar Glen). Our place is about half way around, above the northwest corner of the lake.
So, if you'd like to avail yourself of some local hospitality, call us from Idyllwild or Big Bear and let us know when you'll be in our area and inquire about what we can offer. That will largely depend upon whether we are home and the volume of requests received. Please do not assume that leaving a voicemail will assure you of a shower or laundry facilities! We've hosted a few PCT hikers over the years. They've been enjoyable visits and we hope that some of you might be able to drop in.
Contact info: Bruce and Carol Wagner / PO Box 1872 / Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-1872 / email@example.com / 909-337-5570
Esko Woudenberg / Roadkill
Mile 314. Hwy 173. (Just after Deep Creek / Mojave Flood Control Dam) You can try to text/call Esko Woudenberg. 661-seven one eight-9921. Or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lives about 15 miles from mile marker 314. Do not expect a ride before 5pm on weekdays. Apple Valley post office one block west. Small two bedroom house w limited capacity. 13553 Nomwaket Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92308. Hot shower, laundry access, possibly a spare room or space to throw down an air mattress. Rides to trail, Big 5, Eagle Mountain Outfitters, or local sporting goods store. (grocery WinCo w bulk goods, Food4Less, StaterBros, HomeDepot, Lowes, etc in area) Takes about 1/2 hr drive each way so try to double / triple up with other hikers if you can. (Starting PCT Section Hiking in 2012 so you may get no answer) Hope to see you around town / on the trail. Esko Woudenberg / Roadkill (If you contact me before/when leaving Big Bear I'll know to expect you.) Can also pick up from Big Bear to Cajon Pass in case of emergency / for gas $.
Wrightwood. Several trail angels are listed in the trail register located at the hardware store.
Section D: Cajon Pass to Agua Dulce
Section E: Agua Dulce to Tehachapi Pass
Section F: Tehachapi Pass to Walker Pass
Section G: Walker Pass to Crabtree Meadows
Section H: Crabtree Meadows to Tuolumne Meadows
Section I: Tuolumne Meadows to Sonora Pass
Section J: Sonora Pass to Echo Lake Resort
Section K: Echo Lake Resort to Donner Pass
Section L: Donner Pass to Sierra City
Section M: Sierra City to Belden Town Look for John and Melody O'Brien in Quincy 15 miles from PCT. We have a big lush yard downtown.
email@example.com. possible pick-up. definately a place to stay, cleanup and lick your wounds.
Or go to Quincy Natural Foods and ask for "Johnny O" happy hiking.
Section N: Belden Town to Burney Falls State Park You can find John and Melodys from here: see above. Beldon is 30 miles from Quincy.
Section O: Burney Falls State Park to Castella
Section P: I-5 to Etna Summit
Section Q: Etna Summit to Seiad Valley
Section AA: Seiad Valley to Ashland
Here's the latest on Callahan's, from JoAnn
New Callahan's under construction
Section BB: Ashland to State Route 140
Camp Apserkaha is located on the southern end of Howard Prairie Lake, 220 yards west of where the trail crosses Ewe Spring Rd. (42° 12' 12" North, 122° 23' 5" West) Stop by and see Jay and Dani at the RV host site for fresh water, a hot shower, resupply box, mail drop. We always enjoy visits from hikers. We never charge or expect a donation for anything we can do for thru-hikers. You can ship pick-up boxes to Table Rock Fellowship, P.O. Box 5600, Central Point, Oregon 97502, Attn: PCT/Apserkaha/Hold for (your name) and we'll get them up to camp for you.
Section CC: State Route 140 to State Route 138
Section DD: State Route 138 to Willamette Pass
Section EE: Willamette Pass to State Route 242
Section FF: State Route 242 to Wapinitia Pass
Section GG: Wapinitia Pass to OR–WA Border
Jeff and Connie Ganz's Pacific Crest Pub & Hostel in Cascade Locks
Section HH: OR-WA Border to White Pass
Section II: White Pass to Snoqualmie Pass
Cat McPeek 253-861-3425 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Will be hosting a Trail Angel Campsite at Pyramid Peak Trailhead several long weekends July thru Labor Day Weekend. She is willing to transport in or out, to or from, Pierce and King County, hikers, packages, equipment, etc. by pre-arrangement. Happy Trails!
Section JJ: Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass
Section KK: Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass
HOURS: 24/7 !!! Year round for PCT hikers
360.677.1237 home 206.954.2521 Jerry 253.973.3495 Andrea
Jerry Dinsmore and Andrea Dinsmore
The Dinsmore's River Haven is located in Skykomish, Washington, just 15 miles west of Stevens Pass. Jerry and Andrea are trail angels.
The Dinsmore's have been opening their home to PCT hikers since 2003. They live 15 miles west of Steven's Pass summit on the Tye River and Hwy 2. Hitch into Skykomish and the Dinsmore's will pick you up. If it is dark when you hit the trail head call from the phone booth on the north side of hwy 2 and we will come and get you.
If you would call us from Snoqualmie Pass and let us know you are headed our way that would help us on our end. Also if you need something special when you hit Skykomish you could tell us at this time. 74 miles between Snoqualmie and Steven's. About 3 days out.
The Dinsmores offer camping, laundry, showers, hot tub (until damage occurs), big resupply boxes, mail pick up, high speed internet, phone (with phone card), mini kitchen, fire pit, BBQ, rides back to hill and inside sleeping. A lot of the time there's a big hot pot of soup or chili or spaghetti or beans and franks for the hikers to fill up on. Rides to bus line and big grocery store available. Donations for gas outside of Skykomish accepted. Please remember this is the Dinsmore's HOME. We do what we can to make you dry, warm, clean and hopefully resupplied. Please respect your surroundings. If there is something you feel we can add or change to benifit the hiker's stay please let us know. The usual donation is $20 per hiker per night.
There are also a couple of motels in town. Cascadia Inn ($25 per hiker up to 4 bunk room) to $65 a night for a private room. Sky River Inn ($85-$145 per hiker). The only down side to staying in town is no laundry, no internet, no hot tub, no resupply boxes,no mail pick up and no rides to the hill or grocery store. The up side, there is a cafe in town and 2 bars. Internet is at the library (opens at 2pm)
If you need to send packages through USPS they will pick them up and hold them. UPS and FedX delivers to the house. We prefer UPS. Dinsmores will pick up and hold all boxes and mail for PCT thru-hikers. Post Office is closed at 3:30pm M-F and only open for Sat. pick up from 8am-10am.
USPS resupply address: Dinsmore's River Haven, (your name), PO BOX 374 ,Skykomish ,WA . 98288. Your ETA
UPS home delivery address: Dinsmore's River Haven, (your name), 76110 NE 123rd st., Skykomish, WA . 98288. Your ETA
Packages that need to be returned will be arranged and paid for by original sender. If you leave gear we will mail it back but you must prepay. We hold all forgotten gear for one season. If we can figure out who it belongs to they will contact you.
Section LL: Rainy Pass to Manning Lodge