Dunsmuir may not be a designated official “Pacific Crest Trail Town”, but Dunsmuir has been the go-to stop for PCT hikers for a very long time. Dunsmuir, California is close to the trailhead, and many Dunsmuir businesses are quite friendly to PCT hikers; the Dunsmuir Lodge has quietly been serving the needs of PCT hikers since 2005. We will give rides if at all possible. I personally know a few restaurant owners who love to have PCT hikers come in and visit. I am grateful for all the PCT hikers that stay here, dine here and quietly write us up on Guthook and other sites, or even in books. While there are no known PCT reservations on the date of writing, we have had at least one room with hiker(s) every day for 9 days now (yes I count them and repeat guests daily!) PCT hikers know it’s much easier to get to Dunsmuir for a rest stop. Locals keep up the traditional “trail angel” work of shuttling PCT hikers to and from Ammirati’s Market in Castella-many do-I see and hear about it all the time! We will keep the natural goodwill and karma going, and PCT hikers will continue to feel welcome in Dunsmuir. Dunsmuir is the type of friendly community that outsiders miss so much from yesteryear.