[pct-l] San Diego Trailhead Hiker Host Bob Riess

Robert E. Riess robert.riess at cox.net
Wed Dec 13 15:07:36 CST 2017

Greetings to the Class of 2018.  My sincerest hope is that you all experience the very best the PCT has to offer.  Since 1999, I have had the pleasure of hosting a few thousand hikers in San Diego.  There is nothing like a house full of happy hikers from all over the world.  As luck, or fate, would have it, I found my “forever home” last week.  My offer has been made and accepted, and we are in escrow on the purchase of a delightful house on 3.3 acres in Alpine, CA.  Time and distance make it impossible to host hikers as I have in the past, plus, I will be in the middle of moving all during through-hiking season 2018.  Perhaps starting in 2019 I can get back in the game for hikers willing to make their way to Alpine where I can be their enthusiastic host again. That will entail bus/trolley/bus and will take several hours.  Not the kind of hosting I have become accustomed to providing, but for those intrepid souls who are willing, perhaps it will work out.  Watch for an announcement and a new email address in January of 2019.  

Friends, it has been a good run.  I miss it already.  There will be an emptiness.  Good Luck to the Class of 2018.  Be safe out there.  Bob Riess at the Trailhead in San Diego

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