[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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