GREETINGS TO PCT 2019 HOPEFULS!!! We’ll be open for thru and section hikers from March 1 through June 30, 2019, when we close for the summer. We host sobo thru hikers and mop up finishers from September 1 through December 15. To keep our sanity we do NOT host section hikers during the summer, fall, and winter months. As a courtesy to us and everyone our neighborhood, please arrive between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm.
Due to the high volume of hikers the trail is experiencing (over 2,000 through Hiker Heaven during the 2018 nobo season), and in light of the fact that we are a private residence with limited resources, we will be enforcing the following policies this year:
PERMIT HOLDERS ONLY MAY 18 TO JUNE 1 – this is the peak season for our region. Due to the heavy snowpack in both the Sierra and in the southern mountain ranges, it is anticipated that a large majority of hikers will be trying to get through our locale during this perceived optimum window. To keep the number of hikers here manageable for a better experience for our guests, only those who possess and present their permit will be welcome to stay overnight. Section hikers and non-permitted hikers will have to stay elsewhere, though we will hold a resupply box for you.
NO NON-HIKERS OVERNIGHT – your friends, family, and significant others are welcome to come and visit you here, but they are not welcome to stay overnight. This includes them sleeping in vehicles outside of our gates. If you want to spend the night with them, there are many other options other than here or in our neighborhood.
NO OVERNIGHT HOSTING FOR THOSE WITH OR ARRIVING IN VEHICLES – our goal is to serve the hot/cold, hungry, dirty, and often exhausted hikers who arrive in Agua Dulce on foot. In other words, PCT hikers who do not have options when they hike into town. Those who arrive in cars have options, and can find a place to stay for the night elsewhere. Note: this policy does not apply to the sick or injured that are delivered here for recovery. Nor does it prohibit hikers arriving on foot in town who get rides up our road from our neighbors. If you are planning to getting to Agua Dulce by vehicle and want to spend the night, check out the KOA on Soledad Canyon or some of the AirBnBs or hotels in our area. There are also places where you could camp undisturbed nearby.
PARKING CARS HERE MUST BE OKAYED IN ADVANCE – please contact me if you need to park a car here. With so many hikers on trail, and limited parking on and around our property, I need to know the dates the vehicle will be here, and the type of vehicle. We’ll do our best to accommodate everyone Please also see the paragraph above that there are no overnight stays for those arriving in cars, and arrivals between 6:00 am and 10:00 am.
These policies are in place to allow those who have a genuine need to find respite here. We look forward to serving you and helping you along your way.