We will host in 2024!

Our dates will be March 29 to May 19. We are accepting reservations now – use our “sign up” page. We are already booked full for the following dates: April 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 29.

We expected 2022 to be our last season, but we had such a great time that we decided to host in 2023. Last year was great, too, so we are hosting again. That’s a lot to live up to, PCT Class of 2024.

What we offer: a place to stay, a couple of home-cooked meals, an opportunity to get to know your fellow hikers, and volunteers who are happy to answer questions and calm nerves.  We help with logistics–arranging for a sim card, purchasing and mailing food, accepting packages for you, providing fuel canisters at cost.  We take hikers to REI daily. Scout will teach line dancing (an essential trail skill) many afternoons. Our goal is to relieve your stress at the start of your PCT hike. We provide these services at no charge and we do not accept donations.

How to get to the PCT Southern Terminus: Last year more than half of our hikers signed up with Paul and Dee’s “PCT Southern Terminus Shuttle.” It’s their third year and they’re doing everything right. They have new vans for the shuttle ($75/person), with all the proper licenses and insurance.  They run two shuttles each day, stopping by our house soon after 9:30 am and 2:00 pm. They stop briefly at REI, the Campo Green Store, the Campo Post Office and CLEEF.  They are the hosts at the CLEEF campground a half mile from the border monument  ($10/person). Dee and Paul hiked the PCT themselves not long ago. We are pleased they are so invested in helping PCT hikers get a good start. See here for other options (e.g., public transit), or make your own arrangements.

U.S. hikers may stay with us one night and international hikers for up to two nights. We are willing to host 24 hikers each night.

By the way, check out Scout’s PCT book Journeys North.  Backpacker magazine declared it a “best gift,” and it was mentioned in the New York Times.

Please take care, stay safe, and MAKE WISE DECISIONS.