Welcome PCT class of 2023! We are looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Here are the main items hikers are concerned about. If you have further questions, please feel free to text or message us.


We are located 4 miles off 101-mile marker, Barrel Springs, on Montezuma Valley Road. Ranchita is considered the high desert of San Diego County. It snows and can get really hot as well. Population of about 500 residents.

We offer:

Foods and Snacks

Good-To-Go, Fernweh, Alpen Fuel

Peak Fuel, Unique jerky (camel, kangaroo, shark, etc), canned soups, packaged tuna, plant-based protein snacks, dried fruit, crafts beers (we are a beer garden), ice cream.

We also carry fresh items as well such as sandwiches, salads, fruits, and veggies.

We carry alot of variety, especially for such a small space. Most hikers purchase 2-5 days worth of food from us.

Mini Gear Shop

Garmin, ULA, Black Diamond, Big Agnes, Sawyer, Darn Tough, GOGirl, many others

Shuttle Service

upon availability (please call/text 619 693 7536)

Please give us 24hr notice (as much notice as possible)


At the start of the season we will be open everyday (9am-5pm). Extended hours will be added if necessary.

Package resupply

*****We can now take USPS packages******

USPS, UPS, or FedEX- $7 handling fee per package

37552 Montezuma Valley Road Ranchita, CA 92066

Free Wifi

Free Phone Charging



Bucket Laundry

Kitchen area