A group of Quincy-area residents volunteers to help Pacific Crest Trail hikers, with the help of a Facebook group called Quincy CA PCT Trail Angels. According to the group, it provides “a place for Pacific Crest Trail hikers to ask for assistance or information in the Quincy, California, area.” The group is open to anyone to join.
The Pacific Crest Trail is a world-famous hiking trail from the Mexico border to the Canadian border. About 75 miles of the trail cross the Plumas National Forest. Trail angel volunteers give hikers rides, housing, information, and more; in the process, they meet people from all over the world.
“Quincy has recently become a stopping resupply point for hikers,” said trail angel Sandy Borden. “This community has stepped up in such an incredible way and I’m so very proud of them.”
Borden reports that a number of hikers and trail angels can be found at Patti’s Thunder Cafe on Lawrence Street on any given morning. She encourages anyone interested to check out the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/577078084082169.
Information submitted by Quincy CA PCT Trail Angels