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