WAC hosting the PCT thru hikers!

Want to help? Drop fruit and snacks off at the Cabin or make a donation so we can purchase items at Costco. The hikers are very appreciative.

Mike

 Be a Pacific Crest Trail Angel by becoming a volunteer host at Guye Cabin on Snoqualmie Pass!

We are looking to fill dates from July 15 until September 15! Stay from 1 to 5 nights! Contact Mike for the updated  schedule. Date are filling fast. If you don’t host please still stop by to help out and join the fun.

This will be the sixth year the WAC has hosted to the PCT hikers coming from Mexico on their way to Canada (or visa versa) – we are lucky to get to see them over 2400 miles into their journey and only ~260 from the border.

In 2021 we hosted over 200 hikers and had folks say Guye Cabin was their best stay of the entire Trail! And our Volunteer hosts had a blast meeting amazing people from all over the world on an amazing journey of a lifetime! 

Ready to give back in a new way? Retired? Under employed? Work remotely? Meet some new folks from all over the world? Just want to have fun? This is perfect for you!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Welcome PCT hikers and instruct them on use of Guye Cabin – dorms bunks library
Sign people the in register and log book and take their payment (they will pay online mostly some will pay cash)
Tell them where the showers and laundry are. Combine loads, solar dryer
Keep things organized.
Keep control of the kitchen- ie clean dish and rinse water. Show where to put trash and recycle
Ask them to help wish washing and putting away towels etc. Chores- sweep vacuum etc
Answer questions about Snoqualmie Pass, fires, weather, injuries, and the trail ahead
Make some new friends
Have fun!

For the most part they take care of themselves and through their trail telegraph they know what to expect. We ask them to do a chore and to help in the kitchen. I have had people who completely took over the kitchen and prepared meals. We provide pasta, pancakes and other stuff (maybe salad). Doerte and Leslie organized a cookout. Mainly it is keeping the place organized – kind of like a dorm mom.  
 
You have the upgraded host room above the kitchen for privacy.
Sometimes we have to attend to medical issues, and maybe run someone down to North Bend for treatment. 
You don’t have to be there all the time, I will leave one of the hikers in charge. 

If you are interested, or have additional questions just contact Mike via PM or email. We will use the WAC calendar to track the dates. Remember you can also help out in other ways.

20+ Year member including 14 as President. Current Cabin Chair, Organizer of the Annual Beach Cleanup and Summer PCT Hiker Hosting. I have climbed all the CO 14ers, Highest peaks in the Western States, all the PNW volcanos, completed 268 marathons and ultras, 60 months Turns All Year.