Tag Archives: Trail Angels

Casa de Luna | A place where we can all be insane at the same time.

Casa de Luna is the home of Terrie and Joe Anderson. By chance, they discovered their home was near the Pacific Crest Trail and that they really liked the people who hike that trail every year. Some hikers will choose to stay a bit, hang out and enjoy the upbeat atmosphere at Casa de Luna.

In addition to allowing hikers to rest a bit, Joe and Terrie maintain a set of water caches in what is a very dry section of the Pacific Crest Trail. It’s a lot of work hauling the water out to the trail, but they do it with a smile.

Casa de Luna | A place where we can all be insane at the same time..



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Trail Angels: Project Description

Trail Angels is a portrait of four legendary yet unsung heroes of the Appalachian Trail. Meet Baltimore Jack, Mala, Trail Angel Mary and Miss Janet– four working class Americans who open their hearts to seasonal “thru-hikers” by performing random acts of kindness known as “trail magic” for the long distance hikers of the “AT”.

via Trail Angels: Project Description.



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PCT Hosting in San Diego – Barney and Sandy Mann / “Scout and Frodo”

Source: PCT Hosting in San Diego – Barney and Sandy Mann / “Scout and Frodo”



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Its crazy to me how I go out there on that hike and come back in a total mental dissaray and decide to launch trailangellist.org

Forgive me for being a trail newb.. But before i started developing planhike.com’s trail angel list and then transfered the list to trailangellist.org.. Was there a trail angel list? I swear i saw one once! But could never refind it.. Maybe it was the pct resupply list at the pcta.org im thinking i saw…

Its crazy to me how I go out there on that hike and come back in a total mental dissaray and decide to launch trailangellist.org… I’m in disbelief right now the site name was even available and that I thought to put it together.. It was the busiest page on planhike.com so.. I thought how can I make it better SEO wise and the rest is history I guess…. I build my list from scratch and now people are added only when they request it.. I hope it helps… Hundy

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Hundy Crying so hard is hard to smile! About to Leave His Wife and Kids for his Pacific Crest Trail Fastest Known Time Attempt June 7, 2014. Campo Terminus.

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HIKE for Mental Health

Hiking on backcountry trails helps many people re-connect with nature and with places within themselves that get obscured in the daily hustle and bustle. A few days in the solitude of the trail re-grounds them and helps preserve their mental health.

For people battling mental illness, however, the path to mental health is rarely so simple. Mental illness affects 1 out of 4 families in the United States, leaving those who suffer from it and their families searching for answers, cures and treatments that will allow them to experience the simple joy of living.

The mission of HIKE for Mental Health

  1. Increase public awareness of the challenges and suffering faced by those afflicted by mental illness and their families.
  2. Increase public appreciation for and responsible use of wilderness trails.
  3. Raise funds, principally by coordinating fundraising wilderness hikes, in order to
    1. prevent and alleviate the pain caused by mental illness
    2. maintain and preserve wilderness trails

In distributing its net proceeds, HIKE for Mental Health will direct

  • Eighty percent to scientific research to prevent, cure, or treat mental illness
  • Twenty percent to preserve wilderness trails

Our Partners in the Mission

For 2012 HIKE for Mental Health has selected The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation as its principal beneficiary. Support for wilderness trails will be directed to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. These organizations are top-notch, well-run nonprofit groups that, like HIKE for Mental Health, know how to get the most bang for their buck.

HIKE for Mental Health.


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