Etna Hiker’s Hut on the PCT Is Closing

2020 is shaping up to be a year of big changes in the PCT trail angel community. Following announcements from Hiker Heaven, Casa de Luna, and Scout and Frodo, yesterday, another popular hiker location announced that they will be closing their doors.

According to the PCT Class of 2020 and the Scott Valley News Facebook pages, Dave and Vibeke Harrison are closing Etna’s Alderbrook Manor Bed and Breakfast and PCT hostel Hiker’s Hut along with it. Hiker’s Hut was a popular thru-hiker hostel located in NorCal, close to trail mile 1,606.

The full post on the Scott Valley News Facebook page reads:

Etna’s HIKER’S HUT Is Closed

It’s with a heavy heart that Dave and Vibeke Harrison are closing down Etna’s Alderbrook Manor Bed and Breakfast and Pacific Crest Trail HIKER’S HUT (approximately trail mile 1606). Dave and Vicki have had the life-changing honor of meeting and helping hikers from all over the world for the past 15 years. Their trail support will be greatly missed in Etna, California.

Etna, CA Alternative Resupply/Accommodations


Since Hiker’s Hut will no longer be accepting resupply packages at this location, instead hikers will have to be sent general delivery to Etna’s post office.

Your Name Here
c\o General Delivery
Etna, CA 96027


If you choose not to mail a box to the PO, resupply can still be done in town. Stove fuel can be be found in the local hardware store, groceries can be purchased at Ray’s Food Place and the Dollar General store.


The R&R bunkhouse is another popular PCT overnight spot, and they offer a work for stay option. According to the website, hikers can stay for one to two nights in exchange for “1 hour per night in sweat equity/work.”

Featured image via Zach Davis

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