Your Guide to Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Trail Angels

Updated August 31st, 2021. Originally posted March 27, 2019.

For 2021 – The PCTA’s guidance is posted here. The PCTA is advising thru-hikers that they can plan and execute thru-hikes of the PCT this year even with covid-19. However, please use your best judgement and caution when hiking and with respect to trail angels and trail towns. Please consider the importance of having your covid vaccine to ensure you, your fellow hikers, trail angels and all residents in trail towns are protected from the spread of covid. Please also consider best practices and trail etiquette with wearing a mask in town, in town establishments and during your hitches into and out of town.

For 2020 – Please read the PCTA’s updates and guidance here about COVID-19. And, please be responsible to respect the trail, trail towns and trail angels by following PCTA guidance.  Please note many trail angels below may not respond in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the PCTA’s guidance to postpone planned thru-hikes in 2020.


If you (or someone you know) is section or thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), you will want to read, bookmark, print or share this piece to note and know about some of its confirmed trail angels.

Trail angels are a special breed that help hikers and invite you to visit them and/or reach out for support during your hike.

Who We Contacted

In 2019, The Trek began surveying well-known trail angels — some met by the writer on her thru-hike and others listed online (e.g., Facebook’s PCT Trail Angel page, Facebook’s Pacific Crest Trail Angels page, and — to compile a list for our readers for planning or while on trail to contact for rides, lodging, camping and other needs. 

We surveyed 80+ trail angels and maintain a list of 40+ confirmed trail angels, below, and in these responses.

At the end of this article, you will find an abbreviated list of those trail angels (names, contact info., state, mile marker/locations, services offered, # years trail angering, even why they got involved) of all the responses received.

Trail angels Donna and Jeff Saufley ran Hiker Heaven for over two decades in Agua Dulce (mile 454). Now they operate as an Airbnb.

A List of Confirmed Angels

Our list of trail angels is a resource for hikers (and their loved ones).While our list is not the definitive or exhaustive list of all PCT trail angels–that would be impossible and would spoil some surprises along the trail– it does include people who corresponded with The Trek and wanted us to tell you about them!

It does include information that the angels shared directly with us, including their location (state, mile marker, trail town), type of trail angeling provided (housing/camping, food, receiving packages, stocking water caches, rides to trail, etc.), contact info (email, phone number), and other interesting information (number of years as trail angel, personal history as a trail angel).

*If you are a PCT trail angel who would like to be included in the list, you can do so by completing this survey.

Should I Contact These Angels?


The trail angels on our list want to hear from you.

We encourage you to reach out to them, utilize them, stay with them during a thru-hike or section hike. They want to meet and help hikers on the PCT.

Trail angels do it for the love of it and because they love hikers!

But, please also remember they volunteer their time, their hearts and their own money. So, please stay kind, grateful and use your best manners.

Barney “Scout” and Sandy “Frodo” Mann were two of the PCT’s most well-known, longtime, and generous trail angels. After their own PCT thru-hike, they opened their home (pictured) in San Diego, CA, to host, feed, and drive hikers to the trailhead in Campo, CA, to start their northbound (NOBO) hikes.

Forms of Trail Angeling on the PCT

Trail angels on the PCT provide countless forms of trail magic and generosity for hikers – offering their yards and homes for camping/bunking, rides to and from the trailhead, food, shelter or respite from the elements, receiving resupply boxes, leaving trail magic at a trailhead, stocking water caches in the desert, even allowing hikers to fill up on water at their homes. The latter is one of the most necessary, thankless, and anonymous gestures of trail magic on the PCT.

Water caches like this are stocked by trail angels–many whom hikers never see or meet– at several points in the Southern California section of the PCT (700 miles). The desert is dry and scarce for natural water sources and trail angels are vital for stocking water caches and offering their homes or businesses as places where hikers can fill up on water (for free). Trail angels who help with water in the desert are a often a true lifeline for hikers.

Finding Trail Angels Not on the List

In addition to this list, The Trek encourages hikers to utilize resources like Facebook groups, the “Comments” feature in the Guthook app,, hiker blogs, word of mouth, and signs and posted in trail towns.

There are many ways to find PCT trail angels when you need or want to find them. Keeping your ears and eyes open and asking around will help, too!

Aside from the trail angels listed here, hikers are guaranteed to meet surprise, serendipidous or unexpected trail angels on the PCT.

Many people don’t plan on being trail angels until they meet a section or thru-hiker and learn of the opportunity (a ride, hosting a hiker at their home, offering a home-cooked meal, stocking a water cache, etc.). The PCTA shares guidance  on trail angels and trail magic is here.

For new angels, we encourage hikers to help them understand how to be known by other hikers should they want to be (e.g., adding their name to online lists mentioned above, in Guthook’s “Comments” feature, or placing a flyer in town).

Mama Bear (center) — pictured with her late husband (left), and Ice (right) — is a longtime PCT trail angel providing trail magic under I-10 near mile 209.5 outside of Cabazon. She sets up camp chairs and offers food, water, baby wipes and “other things hikers like” at different times during the hiking season. Mama Bear also offers hikers a “hug from Mama Bear,” as she did to me in 2017.

A Call to Aspiring Trail Angels

Anyone can be a trail angel for a day, a season, or longer. No application. No prerequisites.

If you are a hiker (not thru-hiking this season), a loved one of a hiker, a non-hiker, you too, can be a trail angel this season or anytime in the future for the PCT or any trail. Trail angeling is an opportunity to give back, find connection with great people, and be a part of something meaningful if even just for the cost of a case of soda or a ride to town.

If you are not near the PCT, we encourage you to feel empowered and invited to provide an act of trail magic or trail angeling at some point if the opportunity arises. It just might change your life and another hiker’s.

The relationship between hikers and trail angels keeps a tradition of friendship, magic, and karma alive. Trail angels often say the act is one that rewards the giver as much as the receiver. And hikers often say it is the thing that restores their faith in humanity.

The Trek’s PCT Trail Angel survey or any resource in PCT trail towns (e.g., gear outfitters, trailhead signboards, libraries, bars, restaurants, churches, post office) are easy ways to advertise a trail angel, too, with a basic flyer. Trail towns like Wrightwood, CA, and Bend, OR, maintain flyers with lists of angels at trailheads and in-town.

If nothing else, smile when you meet a hiker and ask, “How can I help you?” These are magic words to a hiker. You will make their day, maybe even their hike, and you’ll get to know another part of the PCT and the community around it.

Dr. Jana “Cinnabun” Mulvaney (blue tank top) is a trail angel who stocks 300 to 1,000 liters of water at a cache in Southern California. She will support hikers anywhere between miles 600 and 704 during the season should they need anything.

Angels with A Long History

The Trek’s wants to note 5 longtime legendary trail angels who have served and helped thousands of hikers year after year at the southern and northern bookends of the trail.

For years, the first 500 miles of trail in southern California, offered a legendary trinity of three sets of trail angels with memorable names. They were the stuff epic trail angels are made of. Opening their homes at key geographies along the trail — the beginning stretches (or end) of a hiker’s journey — and offered comfort, respite and fun.

Three of these sets of angels recently retired their trail angel wings – Sandy “Scout” and Barney “Frodo” Mann, the Terrie and Joe Anderson, Donna “L-Rod” & Jeff Saufley (but still deserve credit here) while Jerry Dinsmore and Ravensong continue their efforts in Washington state. These trail angels are volunteers but run operations 7 days/week during thru-hiking season — because they love hikers and the PCT.

California Legends (Retired but Important)

For 15 years Scout and Frodo  hosted upward of 1,000 hikers a year in their home in San Diego (mile 0) between March and May for the start of their northbound (NOBO) hikes. Theirs was the most welcoming of welcomes to the PCT — a home-cooked dinner and breakfast, a yard to lounge in, a place to meet and camp with friends the night before officially starting the trail and a ride to Campo and usually some singing with Frodo’s guitar.

Donna and Jeff Saufley of Hiker Heaven hosted up to 50 hikers per day between March and June for 22 years (and now operate as an AirBnB).

And for 21 years, Terrie and Joe Anderson of Casa de Luna saw nearly all those same hikers who visited the Saufleys the day after (for NOBOs) or the day before (for SOBOs) with camping in their forested backyard, a taco salad dinner every night, a pancake breakfast every morning, laughter, jokes and trail bandanas for each hiker.

The Manns, the Saufleys and the Andersons never required hikers to pay. Donations were never required, but sometimes accepted. Can you imagine? The generosity of their time and pocket books over 15, 21 and 22 years of trail magic day after day, week after week, and year after year?! Immense and unbelievable!

While the Manns, the Saufleys and the Andersons finished operations between 2019 and 2020 for what Saufley told me was “…to make room for new angels,” we thank and remember them for all they did for hikers over two decades. And…perhaps to also inspire future trail angels.

Why point out these angels? They were/are iconic “angels not to miss” for most thru-hikers and cornerstones of the PCT’s trail angel community. Their support and geographies — the notoriously difficult, dry “Desert” section of Southern California and the northern Cascades in Washington (the end for NOBOs and the beginning for SOBOs) — are also noteworthy. These sections are arguably some of the most mentally arduous and physically dangerous due to weather and water (or snow) and critical junctures in a thru-hiker’s journey, the beginning and the end.

Please Note: The Trek considers all trail angels are legends. Please excuse us for not being able to highlight all of them here.

Trail angels Donna and Jeff Saufley ran Hiker Heaven, a stop at Agua Dulce (mile 454) where hikers were welcome to camp in their yard, stock up on water, hang out, do laundry, send and receive mail, resupply in town, repair/sew broken gear and get rides to REI. Not pictured was their large patio and garage for hanging out, collecting resupply boxes and an indoor area for showering, paying music and watching movies.

Washington State Legends (Still Angeling!)

In Washington state, Jerry (and until recently, his late wife, Andrea) Dinsmore host hikers with a bunkhouse known as “Hiker Haven.” Jerry said he and Andrea became trail angels after he retired and they moved back to his childhood town. He missed seeing people and telling stories, so they opened their home to hikers to host barbecues and share trail stories. He says, “We love this community!”

Carolyn “Ravensong” Burkhart is a legend in her own right as the first-known woman to solo thru-hike the trail in 1976. Her dedication to the trail community and the PCT only grew in all the years that followed.

Ravensong uses her home in Mazama, WA, to give as a trail angel by hosting hikers from the PCT and the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT). She even built a “Hiker’s Hut” and another building as Ravensong’s Roost where hikers can camp outside under the stars or stay indoors.

Carolyn “Ravensong” Burkhart (white shirt) is the first woman known to solo thru-hike the PCT in 1976. She is a trail angel in Mazama, WA, at her home that she calls Ravensong’s Roost. She invites hikers to stop by, stay overnight either inside the Hiker’s Hut, pictured, adjacent to her home or “camp out back under the stars and among the ponderosa pine trees.”

A Mom-Like Reminder: Say “Thank You”

A major source and lasting impact of warmth and friendship on the PCT is because to trail angels. Their magic and personalities inject kindness, selflessness and generosity onto hikers, the entire culture of the PCT and plant seeds that hikers often say is what they try to bring back into the world.

Most PCT trail angels do what they do for fun and expect nothing in return. They love the hikers and the PCT. Some were hikers themselves; but many have never thru-hiked the PCT. They spend their own money, gas, and time to support hikers.

Similar to Leave No Trace (LNT) or other best practices on trail, The Trek encourages hikers to stay grateful to trail angels before, during, and after your hike.

We encourage you to take pictures to remember trail angels you meet – you will be glad to have their photos to remind you of them and where you met them, even to send a “hi + thank you” postcard at the end of your hike for their support along the way.
Collecting the names and contact info for trail angel is a helpful way to keep in touch and to tell The Trek, too. Trail angels love postcards or a call from hikers after their hikes are complete.

Sometimes hikers even establish lasting connections with trail angels or develop a chance to pay-it-forward.

Doug Anderson, a retired choral teacher (kneeling) is a longtime trail angel in Trout Lake, WA, on the PCT who does one of the most vital and common forms of angeling: shuttling hikers to and from the trail. Like many trail angels, I found his name on a list of trail angels in the Trout Lake Grocery.

The Trail Angels

The trail angels we heard from below are also on a master list here (w/more details for each angel).


San Diego / Campo (Mile 0 NOBO)


Julian (Mile 77 NOBO)


How to contact[email protected]

Service(s): Set up chairs, shade structure, provide food/drinks/first aid/supplies; accept packages by mail (see here for address).

Dates in service: March 30-June 30

Barrel Springs (Mile 101 NOBO)

Chery “Mountain Mama” Owens

How to contact: [email protected] OR 618-531-6080

Service(s): Glamping Retreat.When I realized I was on the PCT and had services that would be appreciated. I have a residential glamping retreat which during the year hosts retreats for yoga, bodywork, and meditation. During the month of March-May the hikers walk by my retreat so I offer them a space for the night, hot home-cooked meals, hot shower, laundry service, bodywork, float pool, medical care if needed, foot soaks, hiker yoga, a listening ear, rides, and resupply as well as allow their boxes to be mailed. We ask for $75 a night which covers all the amenities including meals.

Dates in service: March 1-June 1


Idyllwild (Mile 179.4 NOBO)


How to contact: [email protected] OR 760-601-5472

Service(s): Provide housing; allow hikers to stay or camp, use showers. As a fellow traveler, Westfalia van owner and camping enthusiast I enjoy helping the hikers.

Dates in service: 3/1 – 5/15

Cabazon (Mile 209 NOBO)

Mama Bear

How to contact: [email protected]

Service(s): Food, snacks, water and impromptu day camp under the I-10 bridge on the trail and at the stop off for Cabazon. No rides into Cabazon.

Dates in service: No set schedule – usually mid-week.

Big Bear Lake/Big Bear City (Mile 266 NOBO)

Big Bear Hostel

How to contact:  [email protected] OR call 909-866-8900

Service(s): Hostel hosting hundreds of hikers each year. Providing rides to and from the trailhead each morning. We are a commercial lodge open all year but cater to PCT hikers during peak season (April – mid-June).

Dates in service: All Year


Big Bear City (Mile 266 NOBO)

Papa Smurf and Mountain Momma

How to contact: [email protected] OR 909-800-7028 OR 909-800-7029

Service(s): Provide camping at our house/property.

Dates in service: March 1 – December 1


Marianne “Silver Dream Genie” Lins

How to contact: [email protected] OR 310-597-6363

Service(s): I have a huge yard available for camping and a car for rides. Up to 6 hikers can also reserve our cabin.

Dates in service: April 23 – September 1


Wrightwood (Mile 369 NOBO)

Angel Elizabeth

How to contact[email protected] OR 760-617-6458

Service(s):  Rides from bottom of Mount Baden Powell/Inspiration Point to Wrightwood town post office/hardware store. Helps hikers also find lodging and resupply locations in town. Assists day, section and thru-hikers.

Dates in service: March 1 – October 10

2Pack & Turtle Down

How to contact[email protected] OR 951-616-8771

Service(s): Providing housing in town for hikers to stay overnight.

Dates in service: May 7 – July 7

Kristin Harger

How to contact: k[email protected] OR 951-201-2635

Service(s): Providing housing; new to hiking and someday I want to thru-hike (2021?). I want to help those currently in need. If someone needs a ride to/from town, needs a shower, laundry, a night or two in a comfy guest room, home-cooked meal, send me a message. Allow hikers to stay/camp overnight, Provide rides to/from trailhead. Must love dogs.

Dates in service: March – October


Agua Dulce (Mile 454.4 NOBO)

The Saufleys (Donna & Jeff) of “Hiker Heaven”

How to contactHiker Heaven website [email protected] OR 661-402-5000

Service(s): Hiker Heaven is now a paid Airbnb – no longer free – (after two decades as a free trail angel spot) with camping at the house/property; large area for hikers to relax, socialize, play music, camp and stay for a night or two. We keep them listed here as a “thanks” for 22 years as trail angels providing free support to hikers.

Dates in service: March – June


Green Valley (Mile 478.6 NOBO)


Tehachapi (Mile 566 NOBO)

Frances Riggs

How to contact[email protected] OR 661-823-4501

Service(s): Provide occasional camping at my house/property (including meals, laundry, private bath for two), transportation and small yard for camping. Hosting is for women or committed couple only, depending on advance notice by email.


Rachel Newkirk

How to contact[email protected]

Service(s): Passing on kindness from strangers, that I received, when I was a weary traveler.

Dates in service: April 10 -September 30


Kathryn Stuckey

How to contact[email protected] OR 661-822-5464

Service(s): Provide rides to/from trail.

Dates in service: April 1 – October 31


John and Liz Miller

How to contact[email protected] OR 661-212-2071

Service(s): Provide rides to/from trail.

Dates in service: March 1 – December 1


Walker Pass/Lake Isabella/Ridgecrest (Mile 650 NOBO)

April “Alzheimers” Turner 

How to contact[email protected] OR 760-780-5174

Service(s): My kids and I love the hiker community and volunteering to help. We host hikers for the night and want to make a positive difference in the lives of the hikers we meet.

Dates in service: March 1 – November 30


Devin Tebow 

How to contact[email protected] OR 580-532-5555

Service(s): Near Ridgecrest. Providing rides to town (5 max) and to resupply shops or restaurants; will bring meals to trail occasionally.

Dates in service: April 1 – July 25


Jen “Meerkat” Jones

How to contact: [email protected] OR 760-371-5184, text only  

Service(s): Rides for hikers; continued checking and stocking water caches at a time. I can provide some emergency trips to get rehydrated or see MD/injuries/dentist, etc., and picking up hikers on the road looking for a ride. I’m an RN, too. Please wear a mask during COVID-19. Donations are appreciated but certainly not necessary.

Dates in service: March 1 – October 31


Kennedy Meadows South (Mile 704 NOBO)

Dr. Jana “Cinnabun” Mulvaney

How to contact: [email protected] OR 310-529-8627 

Service(s): Stock water caches; rides or other support for hikers in need between Tehachapi (NOBO mile 560) and Kennedy Meadows South (NOBO mile 704).

Dates in service: March 15 – December 1


Lone Pine (Mile 745 NOBO)

Reggie at Hidden Valley Ranch

How to contact: [email protected] OR 760-876-5679

Service(s): Camping on lawn, BBQ, patio, warm solar shower, flush toilet, sink for laundry and dishes. Rides available to/from Horseshoe Meadow occasionally. No charges, donations accepted to defray propane costs.

Dates in service: March 15 – December 1


Bishop/Independence (Mile 750 NOBO)

Debra “Debi” M Rochester 

How to contact:  [email protected] OR 206-305-6104

Service(s): Provide rides to/from trail.

Dates in service: All season


Kennedy Meadows North/Sonora Pass (Mile 1016 NOBO)

Hippie Stix

How to contact: [email protected] OR 209-206-0368

Service(s):  Rides to and from Kennedy Meadows North. I also hand out my HIPPIE STIX GRANOLA BARS to ALL hikers I meet; provide food, drinks and powdered drink packs to all hikers I meet or in need. Also provide some medical and first aid for hikers who need it.

Dates in service: May 4 – December 1


Markleeville/Ebebetts Pass (Mile 1025 NOBO)

Maurice Costales

How to contact: [email protected] OR 707-249-5568

Service(s):  Trail Magic; feed hikers and provide rides/camp chairs to relax during trail magic.

Dates in service: July 4th (Fourth of July)


Auburn (Mile 1045 NOBO)


How to contact[email protected] OR 916-205-3925 OR Limit Situation Trail Magic Facebook page

Service(s):  Feeding hikers. We have options for herbivores, carnivores, gluten free and vegan hikers. We have a crew that sets up BBQs, pizza ovens and hot gourmet food in the middle of nowhere. Look for us! Our Goal is to create some “space” for hikers by offering solace in a comforting environment, fresh, nutritious food and cold drinks. We do not accept donations from hikers but always welcome it through families, outside individuals and companies.

Dates in service: June 15 – July 15


Ebbetts Pass/Lake Tahoe (Mile 1046 NOBO)


How to contact: [email protected]

Service(s):  Food, medical assistance if needed and rides to and from town and trail. I hike through around Fourth of July, when many PCT hikers come through our area, and hand out fresh strawberries, tangerines and slices of cheese and crackers. My brother David Odell was one of the first people to thru-hike the PCT. He later hiked the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) and Appalachian Trail (AT), too.

Dates in service: July 1 – July 14


Placerville (Mile 1100 NOBO)

Paul England

How to contact[email protected] OR 530-409-6885 (cell)

Service(s): Provide rides to/from trail — ranging south to Ebbetts Pass (mile 1046 NOBO) and north to Donner Pass. I also allow hikers to stay/camp overnight at my home in Placerville; accept packages by mail (see here for address).

Dates in service: May 1 – October 1


Truckee (Mile 1153 NOBO)

Kelley Murphy

How to contact: [email protected]

Service(s): Rides and can provide help with logistics by providing names of other trail angels.

Dates in service: May 1 – October 1

California-wide (Miles 0-700 NOBO)


How to contact[email protected] OR 703-473-5452

Service(s):  Follow the NOBO herd giving rides and stocking water caches as necessary, jumping up from Southern California (Socal) to Oregon around July 4th, continuing as circumstances dictate (e.g. wildfire season).

Dates in service: March 20 – September 3



Ashland (Mile 1718 NOBO)


How to contact[email protected]

Service(s): Allow hikers to stay/camp overnight up to 2 nights at my home in downtown Ashland. Showers, laundry available and walking distance to post office and grocery.

Dates in service: June 1 – September 30


Crater Lake to Willamette (Mile 1818-1900 NOBO)

Stephen Clark

How to contact: [email protected]


Bend (Mile 1950 NOBO)

Liana Ottaviano**

How to contact: [email protected] OR 541-390-7859 (cell)

Service(s): Provide camping at my house/property (up to 6 hikers; 2 night limit); free showers (towels, soap, and toiletries provided), laundry (loaner clothing available), phone charging, WiFi, hiker box, and sleep space in the yard at Bend residence 16 blocks from downtown. No partying. Text or email at least 24 hours in advance if possible. Last-minute requests OK if there is space. Sometimes we “troll” the Elk Lake resort/trailhead for hikers in need. Donations accepted for trailhead transport. Any other (optional) donations go toward Trail Magic and amenities.

Dates in service: June 27 – September 30

**Not participating in  2020, during COVID-19 closures.

Ken “Legendary” Schmitz

How to contact: [email protected] OR 949-637-0960

Service(s): We provide rides to and from the trailhead and home cooked meals and gatherings. We love the spirit of the hikers and the trail (Ohana). We’re here to serve!!! We would love to feed you a GREAT meal!!!

Dates in service: March 30 – end of season

Sisters (Mile 1990/2000.9 NOBO)

Lou “York” Blanchard

How to contact[email protected] OR 503-703-2614

Service(s): Provide ride to/from Santiam Pass. Offer food,water & soda. Allow hikers to stay/camp overnight and shower. Beds available for limited number of hikers.

Dates in service: May 1 – November 30

Fred Trummel

How to contact[email protected] OR 503-509-9353

Service(s): Provide rides to/from trailhead, accept packages by mail (see here for address), laundry service. Occasional hot food and cold refreshments at trailhead. Will post on trail angel Facebook page the dates when I will do hiker feed trail magic. Also, bilingual and speaks fluent German. Text or Facebook messenger for assistance.

Dates in service: May 15 – October 5

Cascade Locks (Mile 2040 NOBO)

Kolya “Smiles” Shubert 

How to contact: [email protected] OR 404-955-5361

Service(s): Allow hikers to stay/camp overnight; provide rides to/from trailhead; accept packages by mail (see here for address). I do any and everything for the hikers.

Dates in service: March 1 – January 1

Anywhere in Oregon

Forrest “Madd Baker” Lemke

How to contact[email protected] OR 206-331-9638

Service(s): Provide rides to/from trailhead; mostly provide food and drink and rides sometimes, as needed. I’m a full time RVer and move north with the bubble roughly from northern CA to Bend, OR to Rainy Pass, WA over 2 months.

Dates in service: July – September


Chinook Pass and Greenwater (Mile 2324 NOBO)

Valerie and Jeff “Splash & Feed Sack” Coleman

How to contact[email protected]

Service(s): Provide rides to/from trailhead. Regularly stock a cooler with food and drinks at the cabin at Government Meadow

Dates in service: June 1 – September 30


Mazama/Winthrop (Mile 2,597 OR 2,630 NOBO)

Kit/Carolyn “Ravensong” Burkhart (1st woman to thru-hike the PCT)

How to contact: [email protected] OR 509-996-3228 (landline) Ravensong’s Roost website OR Ravensong’s Facebook page 

Service(s): Allow hikers to visit or stay/camp overnight at the end of their NOBO journey or the start of their SOBO journey. PCT and Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) hikers can stay overnight inside at the Hiker’s Hut, too, or camp outside. The “Roost” is a free (but donations are appreciated, to help pay for a enhancements to the facilities including a washer dryer for hikers) place to camp or stay indoors, retreat from rough weather or wildfires and to learn alternate routes to help you safely complete your journey, if need be. The Mazama Store is next door with baked goods and homemade soup along with Goat’s Beard Mountain Supply offering hiking and mountaineering gear and accepting resupply packages (Goat’s Bear Mountain Supplies, c/o Hiker Name, 50 Lost River Rd., Mazama, WA 98833). I love meeting and helping other PCTers and feel honored to do this! It’s a real joy to me and our community, which gets more and more excited each year. The Roost is used as a base camp for folks doing trail magic at Rainy Pass and Harts Pass.

Dates in Service: June 1 – October 31


Steven’s Pass (Mile 2,450)

Jerry Dinsmore 

How to contact: [email protected] OR 206-954-2521 (cell) OR Hiker Haven Facebook page

Service(s): Hikers are welcome to Hiker Haven — camp outside or stay indoors in a bunkhouse, to cook, do laundry, borrow loaner clothes, bedding and shower. Providing rides to the Skykomish Post Office to pick-up resupply boxes, to the local restaurant and every other day for a ride to the grocery for resupply. Firewood and fire pit for bonfires, BBQ available and burgers usually available from Jerry. Donations are appreciated to keep things running.

Dates in Service: July 1 – September 30

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Comments 5

  • Kim Kremer : Apr 5th

    Last fall, The Hubs was waiting to pick me up on US 2 in Washington. He knew he had a few hours to kill, so he spent the afternoon ferrying through hikers between Stevens Pass & Skykomish, and making sure they knew about the Mountaineers’ Lodge & its gear-drying room. (It was incredibly wet last September, and every thru hiker I encountered told me all of their gear was soaked.) Health issues mean he can no longer hike himself, so being a trail angel for an afternoon was a chance for him to reconnect with an area he loves. I’ve been the recipient of trail magic, and I know how grateful hikers are when they encounter it, but those of us who act as trail angels are thankful for the opportunity to do so.

    I plan to hike sections of the PCT in Washington this summer, and that will involve him picking me up & taking me back to where I left my truck. I imagine he’s already looking forward to having smiling, stinky strangers riding in his car with him.

  • Liana : Jul 7th

    The list above (on the webpage, not the Google spreadsheet) has the incorrect contact information for Fred Trummel (his is copied from my contact information). Please correct it when you have a chance. Thanks!

  • Neoma Wisdom : Jul 23rd

    Regretfully I need to be removed from the list of trail angels as we were burned out in the CampFire of Paradise, California November 8, 2018. We did not rebuild and have since moved out of the state. Thanks to all the through hikers, nobo, sobo, section hikers and all we’ve met and fed over the years. It’s been a pleasure to fill you up, root for you along your journey, read your blogs and celebrate your completion of the trail. Happy trails! May we meet again someday!


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