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GreenPackin’ approved PCT mail drop sites in California (We can ship your order to any location requested, including “General Delivery” at any US Post Office)

PCT Mail Drop Map       Pacific Crest Trail Association

Laguna Mountain Lodge – Mt. Laguna, CA – (619) 473-8533
Your Hosts: John McWay and Tom McWay
Laguna Mtn Lodge  Website    Facebook    
Drop Site Info – $5.oo fee per package. Unclaimed packages unclaimed will be added to hikers box or donated to local volunteer fire department. Affordable accommodations featuring 17 cabins and 12 motel units. Equipped with fireplaces, cooking facilities, barbecues, satellite TV and full baths.

Big Bear Hostel, Big Bear Lake, CA  – (909) 866-8900
Your Host: Grayson
Big Bear Hostel  Web Site    Facebook 
Mail drops accepted at no charge. Dorm beds are $20 first night, $15 extra
nights (plus 10.5% tax). Private rooms for 2 – 8 people only $25/hiker, $15
extra nights (plus 10.5% tax).  A free shuttle to the hostel is often
available from all areas in Big Bear Lake. Big Bear Lake PCT Trail entry / exit Highway 38 (ONYX SUMMIT) – First chance – no free shuttle, try hitching. MILE 265.3: Highway 18 (CUSHIONBERRY GRADE) – BEST
PLACE TO GET A RIDE INTO and BACK from hostel. MILE 274.1: Van Dusen
Canyon Road – Fire road crossing – still 2 miles of dirt road into town. Couger Crest Trail – 2 mile Singletrack Trail down to lake – this is past most usefulparts of town, but we can shuttle to here easily.

Hiker Heaven  –  Aqua Dolce, CA  –  (661) 268-1235
Your Hosts: Jeff & Donna (“L-Rod”) Saufley
Hikers Haven  Web Site
Mail drops accepted at no charge (donations gratefully accepted).We have a two bedroom single-wide trailer that serves as our guest house. The living room is set up with a futon and sofa bed. The guest house sleeps eight. There is a full kitchen completely set up for cooking, and there are several barbecues outside for outdoor cooking. We also have a 21′ RV that sleeps four. You can pitch your tent or throw down your bedroll anywhere on our two acres, including the lawn. Hot showers, laundry (loaner clothes available), books, music, TV, movies, internet access.
TRANSPORTATION LINK

Vermillion Valley Resort (VVR) – Lakeshore, CA – (559) 259-4000
Your Host: Jim Clement
VVR Guest Ranch  Website    Facebook    
Drop Site Info – $20.00 fee (collected at end of visit). The first night in the
Hiker Tent Cabin is free. Accommodations include: Yurt, Motel Room (shower and kitchenette), Trailers (full kitchen and bathroom), Tent area. Amenities: Showers ($6 per person, includes towel and soap), Laundry ($6 per load), Internet access and VOIP. Transportation to and from Fresno. Transportation to and from PCT & JMT via Edison Queen ferry boat.


Drakesbad Guest Ranch – Chester, CA – (866) 999-0914
Your Hosts: Pat and Valerie Flack
Drakesbad Guest Ranch  Website    Facebook    
Drop Site Info – No fee for holding packages. Package held as long as necessary with hikers name on package. Hikers are welcomed anytime for meals (low cost), logistic (transport to medical facilities), clean up, (shower or tub) laundry. 
Accommodations are rustic and quaint, most without electricity. All rooms include a full or half bath and are gas heated. Housekeeping services are provided daily. Cell phone reception is marginal at the Ranch .

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