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If you are hiking the PNT near Northport WA and need a place to stay

From: Rose Kalamarides <[email protected]>
Subject: PNT/Northport accommodations

Message Body:
I live a few miles from Northport WA. If you are hiking the PNT and need a place to stay, I have a bedroom with private bath, private water/dryer and private entrance. Just call me and I’ll come fetch you for the short 3.5 mile drive north to our family farm. I’m a true angel and won’t charge you a dime. Will probably feed you a home cooked meal too. I’m now 62 and will live vicariously through your adventures. You only have to share your stories of the trail. I also have a cabin on Deep Lake which may be more suitable depending on how many are hiking with you.

Drakesbad is open to hikers and seems this year, with new management, is more hiker friendly than with the last managers.

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.

Piper’s Mom”

Here is some more information about Drakesbad

Contact Information

Contact Us

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
Email: [email protected]

Meeting of Tehachapi Trail Angels Scheduled For July 8 2014

I would like to thank Sam White for emailing the details below for the upcoming scheduled Tehachapi Meeting of Trail Angels on July 8 2014.  The Meeting Notice can be viewed by clicking Here For meeting notice.

It looks like they have a wonderful network of Trail Angels in Tehachapi and I feel honored to have the opportunity to share this with you! Please let me know how else I may be of service! Eric B. Fuller, Hundy

laser pointer for star show

Too many posts Sam White. Last one for tonight, promise.
I am seeking loan of laser for star program tomorrow night at Brite Lake for California Conservancy Core. Perhaps Dale Hawkins has one? Please check with him, but will accept any.

I am seeking loan of laser for star program tomorrow night at Brite Lake for California Conservancy Core. Perhaps Dale Hawkins has one? Please check with him, but will accept any.
On Friday, June 20, 2014 7:44 PM, Eric Fuller <[email protected]> wrote:
This is wonderful news ill add it right way! Thank you Sam!!!

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On Jun 20, 2014, at 3:09 PM, sam white <[email protected]> wrote:

Wow. Amazing how the universe unfolds. I am organizing a Gathering of Angels on July 8 tehachapi. 1 hr max. Post season shakedown and plan next yr.
Wonderful to meet with you delightful angels. Here are the minutes of June 2, expertly done by Sue.
I would like to have a “wind up” meeting in early July. I will stay in touch.
The water report is frequently updated on
Thanks for all you do.
Meeting of Tehachapi Trail Angels 6/2/14 Kelcy’s 8:00 am
• Tortoise (Sam White) chaired the meeting.
• There were 9 PCT Angels in attendance. Introductions were made
• Anne Marie explained there are two PCT Angel lists. One with names and phone numbers that the hikers can call. There is a second secret list for emergencies or special occasions that Anne Marie can call.•
• Tehachapi Regional Transit will provide rides from Kmart to Cameron Road. 7 times a day. Rides cost $1. Departure times from Kmart are Mon-Fri 5:02 am, 8:57 am, 10:47 am, 12:47 pm, 2:47 pm, 4:47 pm, and 6:47 pm. Departure times Saturday are 5:02 am, 10:47 am and 2:47 pm. Departure times Sunday are 10:47 am, 12:47 pm and 2:47 pm. Hikers must tell driver they are going to Cameron Road when they embark. Tehachapi Regional Transit does not give rides to Willow Springs Road. There is a Dial-a-Ride service within Tehachapi. Call 1-800-323-2396. Reservations required at least one day in advance to guarantee a ride.
• Camp Tortoise, with room for 30 campers, is located at 129 E “E” Street. Primo’s restaurant, across the alley, has given permission for the hikers to use their bathroom. Sam will look into getting a donated port-a-potty.
• Airport – there are limited facilities at the airport – with room for 6 campers.
• Water – Every March, Tom at the Internet Café at Kennedy Meadows fills all the water caches from Tehachapi to Kennedy Meadows. He estimates his cost to be about $500. During the season, we need water information from Tehachapi heading north. Suggestions?
• Dr. Susan Hall – has agreed to treat hikers needing medical attention. If you have a hiker in need, call Dr. Hall, 822-4421 during office hours. Dr. Hall is located at 432 W “J” Street.
• Donations for gas – please forward any donations you receive for gas to AnneMarie. She will share the donations with all the drivers. (Perhaps drivers should keep track of their miles?)
• More hikers coming – this year 1700 hikers have registered to thru hike. It takes 6 weeks to get from mile zero to Tehachapi. Currently, we are at the tail end of the third bubble of hikers, so the majority have gone through.

meeting notice

hikers in harvey

Mammoth Lakes – Davison Street Guest House

Davison St. Guest House, Mammoth California

PCT hiker rate is $22 plus tax


19 Davison
For Reservations & Information Write:

Carl Hillenbrand
333 9th Street
Del Mar, CA 92014
Call 8580922-8648

email: [email protected]

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A 50% deposit is required within 7 days of booking to hold your reservation.  The balance is due 30 calendar days in advance of arrival date. Reservations made within 30 days of arrival date are payable in full.

Cancellations & Refunds:

  • If a reservation is cancelled more than 30 days before arrival date, a full refund will be given, less a $25.00 service charge.
  • If cancelled less than 30 days before arrival date, no refund will be given unless we can rebook your space.
  • No refunds are given for weather condition, road condition, early departure, or other elements beyond our control.

House Policies:

  • Check in after 4:00 p.m.
  • Check out before 11:00 a.m.
  • No Exceptions unless approved in advance.
  • Linens are provided.
  • No Smoking on premises.
  • No pets allowed.


Davison St. Guest House is located at the intersection of Lake Mary Road & Davison.

To Get There:

From US 395 take Hwy 203 about 3 miles to the town of Mammoth Lakes and on Hwy 203 (Main St.) go through the three traffic lights, past Minaret Road (Where Main St. changes its name to Lake Mary Road); go 3/4 mile up Lake Mary Road, past the turn off to Canyon Lodge Skit are, and turn right on Davison.  The Tuest House is at 19 Davison and is the first building on the left.

Bed and cook-your-own-breakfast

Smoke-free lodging

Spectacular View!

Woodsy A-Frame lodge

Ideal for hosteling travelers & groups up to 26

(Lots of bunk beds & self-service kitchen)

Same Day Reservations and Walk-Ins 760-924-2188

Advance Reservation: 858-922-8648

Winter Rates – Save up to 15% Midweek!

Summer Rates as of 2013

These rates DO NOT include local bed tax.

Space Rented:

Entire Lodge 22-26 people $566.37/night

Room 1/3 2-4 people* $61.95/night

Dorm Bed $29.20/night

Room 5 w/Bath 2-4 people* $79.65

PCT hiker rate is $22 plus tax

*Add for each 3rd/4th person $13.27

19 Davison Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Mammoth Lakes – Davison Street Guest House.