Category Archives: Trail Magic

Trail Magic at Sunrise Trailhead Lagunas

From: Raymond Clark <raclarkmcs@gmail.com>
Subject: Trail Magic at Sunrise Trailhead Lagunas

Message Body:
My family and I will be doing multiple weekends (not sure which ones yet) at the Sunrise Trailhead just north of the Laguna area.  We will there on weekends starting early March through May.  Chairs, recharge station, cold drinks, burgers/brats, salad, first aid (we may be joined several times by the Nursing club from the community college where I teach) and drives into Julian if needed.  We'll also make sure (once again) that there is water available at the trailhead if the regular water source fails again.  We'll see y'all there!

Email me from the trail if you need help in the area.

AT Trail Angel supporting from Harpers Ferry to Glasgow

From: Gabe Osiier
Subject: Trail Angel supporting from Harpers Ferry to Glasgow

Message Body:
Wife is section hiking SOBO, Virginia. During the course of visiting her, I have become addicted to being a trail angel. Contact me if you need a place to stay for a day or more, many can sleep in my house, if you need a ride somewhere, or if you need you to bring you something. I can make almost any time work. Text or call 540-288-7027. Shout out to the great hikers I have met this year, including Hummingbird, Dandelion, Hazmat, Fireball, Minnesota, Old School Hippy, Viva, Tuttleman (so cool I got to see you finish your flip flop!), and of course my lovely wife Maria (please somebody give her a trail name!). Hike your hike!

I am planning on being stationed with my trailer and large amounts of water at the Scissors Crossing juncture all of March and April.

From: Lindsey Hahn Buechler <lindseyhbuechler@gmail.com>
Subject: Trailer Angel Scissors Crossing

Message Body:
Hi! I am planning on being stationed with my trailer and large amounts of water at the Scissors Crossing juncture all of March and April.  I will be on the South Side of S2 where the hikers will be coming out of Mt. Laguna into Shelter Valley.  I will also have shade, chairs and other necessities such as  Band aids, postcards, phone charger brick and miscelaneous items to help PCT hikers through this dry tough section.  Can't wait to see you there

PCT trail angel based out of Lake ISABELLA/kernville/walkers pass.

Name: April Hersom
Email: amhersom@gmail.com
Comment: PCT trail angel. I would like to be added to the list. I drive/transport, open my home and yards, can help resupply tree, hold/deliver resupply, pick up, etc. Pretty much I’m awesome and rarely say no 🙂 have a registry filled with love and references. Also maintain water cache, magic, snacks at walkers pass. Based out of Lake ISABELLA/kernville/walkers pass. Willing to drive to bishop/mammoth or lancaster when needed



When we are not on the trail ourselves, we could provide transportation from Chinook pass into Greenwater or Enumclaw.

Name: Valerie Coleman
Email: valeriegrimm@msn.com
Comment: We are both avid hikers. We’ve done sections of the PCT, part of the AT and last year thru hiked the Wonderland Trail. We regularly stock a cooler with drinks and snacks at the Urich cabin at Government Meadows. We have done laundry for people staying over a few days, have contacted friends and family since there is little cell service in the area, and have even contacted law enforcement when needed. We had an impromptu engagement party of beer and pizza for a couple thru hiking when a relative contacted us and let us know they were in the area. When we are not on the trail ourselves, we could provide transportation from Chinook pass into Greenwater or Enumclaw. Tel: 360-663-0810



I can provide rides from the trailheads nearby and other trail magic goodness. Waynesboro, Pa

Name: Chris “Soggy” Vores
Website: http://www.facebook.com/atsoggy
Comment: Chris “Soggy” Vores, Waynesboro, Pa. Phone/Text 717-331-9827. Add me on Facebook I can provide rides from the trailheads nearby and other trail magic goodness. I also can UberX you for longer distances.

Atlantic City St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Trail Angel Box

Name: Cheryl Hodge
Comment: Hi! I am the contact person for the Atlantic City
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Trail Angel Box. The supplies in the box are provided by a grant from the Episcopal Diocese. The box is located in the church sanctuary where Trail people are invited to restock, recover, and restore. I would like to get this information out to Trail people coming through Atlantic City and South Pass Wyoming. Please let me know how to get this information out to CDT hikers and bikers. Thank you . Cheryl



Trail Angels in Burkes Garden, VA – Appalachian Trail

Trail Angels don’t grant three wishes to thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail — unless they are wishing for cold water, free food they didn’t have to carry or some other creature-comfort not easily found on the trail.

We’re told: Don’t trust people you don’t know.  Never take candy from strangers.

We believe: Trail Angels are different.

Need an example?  How about the folks in Virginia at Burkes Garden Central Lutheran Church.  They practice what they call “AT Trail Hospitality.”

Source: Trail Angels in Burkes Garden, VA – Appalachian Trail



Coast to Coast Sweden: Trail Angels of the year

First and foremost: Martin och Christina, our mobile super-Trail Angels. Best catering ever this year. The filé of pork with chanterelles at Grönö was great, but the Babaganosh at Hössjön was this years favorite, according to several hikers.

Source: Coast to Coast Sweden: Trail Angels of the year



My Wyoming family would love to help out in any way we can, as you travel the southern Wyoming sections of the CDT near Encampment, off of Highway 70

Name: Heather Contos
Comment: Hi! My Wyoming family would love to help out in any way we can, as you travel the southern Wyoming sections of the CDT near Encampment, off of Highway 70 (mile 1569). Offering pick up on trail and drop off on trail to Encampment or Saratoga for medical emergencies. We do live in Laramie 1 hour and 30 minutes away. So we need a heads up! If you are in a jam, I can make some calls for you if I cannot assist you 🙂 We have a trail box on the SOBO entrance at Battle Pass. Be sure to sign the log! My boys and I would love to hear your adventures! We can always bring you to Laramie if you need to leave the trail for hospital, airport, bus or rental car. Happy Trails! ~The Laramie Contos Clan 307-220-8134 call/text -Heather 307-761-0684 call/text- Kevin

Here is a list of places you can utilize:

Encampment (20 min drive from trail)-  The Red Wagon:  Coffee Shop,  pies, muffins and wifi!

Post Office, Bridge Street Bargain thrift store, Two B&B’s (Spirit West & Whispering Winds), Chez Booze Liquor Store, D’s Bar & Grill, museum, library, totally cool events during the summer too!

Riverside (25min drive from trail)- Two Convenient Stores – the Trading Post (outdoor clothing, maps, groceries) & the Riverside Garage & Cabins (camping supplies, groceries, showers, rest), Lazy Acres CG & RV (showers, camp, wifi), Two Bar & Grills (The Mangy Moose and the Bear Trap Cafe & Bar).

Services not mentioned above in Saratoga (45min drive from trail)-  Platte Valley Medical.