From: Laura French
Subject: Walker Pass to Ridgecrest
Message Body: I can receive packages, pick up and drop off , 5 at most, from Walker Pass to Ridgecrest and back , possibly Kennedy Meadows. Can provide meal, shower, laundry or possible overnight stay. Donations appreciated to pay it forward . text 760-382-0174
From: Laura French ( Dustbunny)
Subject: posting to site
I would like to offer rides to and from Walker Pass campground to Ridgecrest. I also have food, lodging , shower, laundry, wifi and package pick up available. Overnighters would be most welcome Friday and Saturday nights as I work REALLY early in the morning during the week ,but if the weather is nasty, I may consider other options. My car can fit 4-5 hikers with packs. I am available most days with notice and as long as my funds will allow. Call or text me 760 382-0174
From: Ms. Barry McAlister <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Near Chester Gap/Front Royal, VA
Message Body: Hello!
I have been hosting AT hikers at my home in Huntly, Va for two years. I post on the Facebook page of “Women Hikers of the Appalachian Trail”, and I provide sleeping quarters, laundry, dinner al fresco, swimming pool and p/u/ d/o at HWY 522 near Front Royal/Huntly. Hikers can find me on Facebook @ Barry McAlister. My email is Barrybearsmile@gmail.com. Usually, I like to get a text a day before a hiker needs a pick up, but I have been able to accommodate last minute. A small donation always appreciated.
From: Grayson McNeill <Fun@bigbearhostel.com>
Subject: Big Bear Hostel add to list
You just have our website. please update and add:
Big Bear Hostel
527 Knickerbocker Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Free laundry, loaner clothes, WIFI, restaurant discounts, easy shuttles back to trail in morning.
Hosting hikers since 2001!
Trail Angel Lisa (Jaguar Paw)
Trail Angel, Shuttles and more!.
I am closer to Falls Village so that might be the better town to list. I actually live in Lime Rock with a Lakeville address. It gets very complicated in this little corner of New England.
PO Box 1424
Lakeville, Connecticut 06039
Tel: (860) 671-0960
Name: Ken & Shirene Peterson
Comment: We live in Kent WA
We cover Snoqualmie Pass to White Pass WA
We can provide transportation to/from SEA (SeaTac) airport, trailheads, shopping, etc.
If you are sick or need emergency pick up we don’t care what time of day – we will figure out how to get you.
We have a mother in law apartment and welcome overnight stays. If your hiking with your dog – animal friendly.
We are section hikers and PCT stewards for the Chinook to White Pass section.
Our daughter will be hiking starting in July 2017 – SOBO
We should be available unless we are out hiking with her for a bit,
Contact: Shirene Peterson
@ 253-740-4964 if you send a text – please say you are a PCT hiker.
Facebook @ Shirene Peterson
Name: Stan Holder
Comment: I live in Eureka, MT. I can give people a ride, folks can camp on our lawn, we can offer a shower, etc. You can also call me at 406-788-4973 or 406-889-5268. I have hiked this country a lot and know the history of much of it. See you soon.
Name: Jeff Violette
Comment: Live in Berlin – close to Gorham and major trailheads. If you need something in area ( transition from presis, Carter-Moriah, to Mahoosuc range, let me know and I will see what I can do). Rides, shower, laundry, etc.
I saw this information online and asked Piper’s Mom if I could post it up here and so here it is: Hope this helps you along your hike!
“Drakesbad is open to hikers and seems this year, with new management, is more hiker friendly than with the last managers. Breakfast and lunch are about $12-14. There is a special hiker dinner for about $14 and you do not need reservations. If you want the 5-star menu it is about $22 and reservations are required. There is no laundry, being renovated. Do your laundry in Chester. There is a new shower for hikers only and pool use will be considered on a hiker-by-hiker basis. All of this is from my memory because I am away from my information, but it’s close. Good luck, it’s a wonderful place.
Here is some more information about Drakesbad http://drakesbad.com/
On-Season Mailing Address:
Drakesbad Guest Ranch
End of Warner Valley Road
Chester, CA 96020
Off-Season Mailing Address:
Drakesbad Guest Ranch
2150 Main St., Ste. 5
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Year Round Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 999-0914
Fax: (530) 529-4511