Author: <span class="vcard">Donna Saufley</span>

For those of you who know and those of you who don’t, Jeff and I have made up our minds to move to Washington, specifically to the Upper Olympic Peninsula, in 2020. This is a major life change for both of us, and to say we are excited about all the new discoveries and experiences to come when we move…

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Hiker Heaven is not hosting hikers who arrive in Agua Dulce by car. Doesn’t matter if it’s your car, a friend’s car, a rental car, or a taxi, Uber, or Lyft. If you get to town by vehicle, please find somewhere else to stay; there’s the KOA on Soledad Canyon, plenty of places to stealth camp, and hotels in Santa…

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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…

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Warning! This starts out nice but winds up in the toilet. We are deeply grateful for the support and generosity of the hiking community. Your kindness allows us, and our wonderful volunteers (which some of you are), to continue to host hikers again this season. I always thought that our septic system was miraculous for handling all it did for…

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Five thousand thanks to all who have supported Hiker Heaven with gifts to help us replace the septic system leech field — we have met the goal. Materials have been purchased and digging begins the week of 2/26 — just in the nick of time before the 2018 hiking season gets underway here! If you still want to support Hiker…

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**UPDATE** AS OF 2/21/18 OUR GOAL HAS BEEN MET — MATERIALS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED AND DIGGING BEGINS NEXT WEEK! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP!!! WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON HOW IT ALL, UM, COMES OUT! In 2016 our wonderful (if not miraculous) septic system began to give us signs that it had enough after 20 years of…

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The blog is a little different this year. I wrote it for an entirely different purpose and subject, then realized it was something I want all the hikers who come here to know. So, please forgive me for a re-post. Here it is: Hiker Heaven’s doors, and my heart, welcome everyone to come and stay at our home on their…

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2017 promises to be a great year, with winter rains leaving much needed water in our drought-stricken region. It will be a very special year at Hiker Heaven since we will be celebrating our 20th year hosting hikers. We are very excited about meeting all of you and to help you along your way. We listened to feedback from the…

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