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Operation: Trail Angel to ALDHA West

Organized by: Junaid Dawud

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THE STORY:

Along the Continental Divide Trail in Pie Town, New Mexico, there exists a house called “The Toaster House.” Aptly named for the myriad of hanging toasters lining the fence and entryway; it’s hard to miss. It’s currently the longest standing trail angel house along The Continental Divide Trail and if you’re lucky, you might meet the owner and trail angel of this special house, Nita Larronde. After raising her five children in this house, she decided to open her home and her heart to both hikers and cyclists in the early eighties. Nita has been a trail angel for more than 20 years and has never charged a fee for staying in her house, only accepting donations and usually spending the donations on pizza and sodas that she stocks in the fridge for her weary travelers. In fact, she doesn’t even live in the house as she resides 3 miles down the street, but checks in on the house frequently to meet and greet hikers and bikers.

Nita has earned The Martin D. Papendick award which provides recognition to the most outstanding Trail Angel of the year given by ALDHA-West (http://aldhawest.org/). We’re hoping to raise $700 in funds to get her to this year's ALDHA-West Gathering to accept her award. Donations will cover Nita's flight costs and the entry fee to The Gathering for her daughter. Thank you very much for your support!

$785

 

112% Raised of $700 Goal

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  • Allgood

    $20

  • Drop-N-Roll

    $20

  • Steve The Hiker

    $70

  • Alyson Browett

    $20

  • VirGo

    $25

  • Heather Larronde

    $20

  • Banana Pants

    $20

  • Wired

    $20

  • Jason Pursell

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karyn DeBont

    $30

  • TMM

    $15

  • Diana Patton

    $50

  • Abel

    $40

  • Ingela

    $30

  • Steve and Margie Bard

    $20

  • Rambler

    $40

  • Late Start

    $25

  • Mike & Maggie, M&M. 2013 CDT

    $20

  • James Mccreight & Mark Porter

    $20

  • H-Bomb (AT 06, PCT 12)

     

  • just another recipient of trailer house kindness

    $50

  • Wildflower & bam bam

    $50

  • Teresa Martinez

    $50

  • Marmot

    $20

  • Woot

     

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Organized by

Junaid Dawud

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Woot

Woot

Thanks a million Nita. 3 years ago

Marmot

Marmot

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Teresa Martinez

Teresa Martinez

DONATION: $50

It is my sincere pleasure to donate to Nita- how many times has she been there for the Trail, for trail visitors, and even for me personally. Thank you Nita, and everyone in Pie Town, you all are truly wonderful people who make the Trail what it is. Teresa "Phoenix" Martinez 3 years ago

Wildflower & bam bam

Wildflower & bam bam

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

just another recipient of trailer house kindness

just another recipient of trailer house kindness

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

H-Bomb (AT 06, PCT 12)

H-Bomb (AT 06, PCT 12)

For Nita, who showed us a great time in Poe Town, and also took us to Karaoke at the community center in Nov 2013. 3 years ago

James Mccreight & Mark Porter

James Mccreight & Mark Porter

DONATION: $20

2003 3 years ago

Mike & Maggie, M&M.  2013 CDT

Mike & Maggie, M&M. 2013 CDT

DONATION: $20

Wish we could have met.,. s 3 years ago

Late Start

Late Start

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Rambler

Rambler

DONATION: $40

Aloha 3 years ago

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