Agua Dulce [mile ] is a small town on the PCT with a good grocery store, restaurants, pay phones, ATM and Hiker Heaven [AKA the Saufley’s]. Hiker Heaven will be open April 1 through June 30 in 2016, and for southbound thru-hikers in the fall of 2016. Hiker Heaven has a limit of 50 hikers per night, first-come, first-serve, no reservations, 2-night max stay. Hiker Heaven accepts resupply packages sent by USPS, UPS, FedEx or DHL. Include ETA on your package.
PCT Hiker (your name)
c/o The Saufley’s
11861 Darling Road
Agua Dulce, CA 91390
Saufley’s Home Phone: 661-268-1235
Hiker Heaven guest house [hiker] phone: 661-268-1348
Hiker Heaven website:
The PCT goes through the center of Agua Dulce. To reach Hiker Heaven walk past the grocery store and pizza place and turn left on Darling Road for 1 mile.
Today BG and I started back north. Yesterday we were in the Owens Peak Wilderness, crossing the road where we were camped we entered the Chimney Peak Wilderness. We climbed to 8000 feet over a ridge where we entered the Domeland Wilderness, and then we dropped down the other side to the south fork of the Kern River. I thought as we were climbing to the top of the ridge that we would be getting a panorama of the Sierras but it wasn’t to be. From the top of the ridge what we saw were more burnt trees and more dry ridges. The trail itself was good, mostly sandy tread, it did get soft and deep in spots, but the grades were steady but gentle and the pure rock ledges rare.
Carroll said other ongoing initiatives are already effectively expanding access to mountain bikers, as conservation groups and federal agencies re-envision public lands protection to meet the growing population of cyclists. He pointed to a recent collaboration in his hometown of Durango, Colo., in which mountain biking organizations played an influential role in designing a large preserve. The Recreation Not Red-Tape Act proposed by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) would require federal land managers to prioritize expanding recreational opportunities.