Honorable Mention to these people who have supported the work of this web site.
Hubert Halkin, owner of Cafe Aroma, Idyllwild, for suggesting I develop this site in 2014 and for distributing my Idyllwild stories to his followers via his Livemail. Also, thanks for permission to use the image on my business card, which was taken on a Halloween night at the restaurant.
Mountain Mike Custom Leather, Idyllwild, for advertising, equipment support, fishing tips, life tips, history lessons and all those trout and salmon dinners.
Sky Island Organics of Idyllwild for its generous sponsorship of this magazine during a year of the critical development phase.
Gosch Chevrolet, Hemet, for taking a chance on a start-up magazine in a tiny mountain town and advertising long term.
Creekstone Inn and Silver Pines Lodge of Idyllwild owner Chris Singer for advertising. Chris operates a web site called IdyllwildLodging.com on behalf of all the lodging owners in town, which is helpful for tourists and also Pacific Crest Trail hikers stranded during snow or simply needing rest.
“Art Bastard” documentary executive producer Chris Concannon of New York for believing in a small, new magazine as an outlet for advertising a movie that some people believe could go all the way to the Oscars! We loved having you and Robert Cenedella at Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema.
Dancing Bear Lodge in Big Bear Lake, California, for trusting a stranger on a mission along the Pacific Crest Trail re-supply route, welcoming her into the beautiful cabin.
Edelweiss Lodge at Mammoth Lakes, California for providing a much needed respite for me and my traveling companion, Michelle the Cat, after a very long drive. I especially enjoyed the homemade cookies!
Antlers Motel in Chester, California not only for the accommodation, but for all the tips about who to talk to about Chester and its relationship with the Pacific Crest Trail hikers, for my series “Heart of the PCT Towns.” You and the other people I encountered in Chester showed true heart and I will always remember you for it!
Ranchito Motel of Quincy, California for trusting and allowing my cat to visit with me. We loved the serenity of that little babbling brook right outside our screened window. It was so private and restful. Thank you so much.
Burney Falls Lodging, California not only for accommodating my cat and me but also for the lovely long chat with your manager, Nancy. On long solo drives, such conversations provide human connections and sharing of spirits.
Mill Creek Resort, California for the lovely quiet spot in the forest, where I had the best night’s sleep of my journey up to that point. The babbling brook outside my bedroom kept Michelle-the-Cat amused, kept us cool on a hot night, and lulled us off to sleep.
Inn in the Woods, MacKenzie Bridge, Oregon for allowing me to stay in one of your beautiful cabins. You cannot know how much I appreciated the serenity by the river on that screened patio and the long soak in the bath after driving hundreds of miles over a mountain, on the freeways in the dark and through the rain to reach a lodging spot.
Packwood Hotel, Packwood, Washington. I enjoyed the family environment, the quiet rest, the camaraderie and your genuine interest in me, my cat and my work. Thank you!
Swiss Chalets Motel & Cottages, Hope, British Columbia, Canada
Windsor Motel, Hope, British Columbia, Canada
Dave and Shanna Robb of My World in Art for their $100 contribution. Shanna is president of Idyllwild Art Alliance.
Cascade Locks Ale House, Cascade Locks, Oregon – especially “Jules” Caldwell – for information, lunch and the toll money to cross Bridge of the Gods to continue on with my series “Heart of the PCT Towns.”
Manning Park Resort Hostel, E. C. Manning Park, Canada. Thank you for a clean, comfortable room in a safe environment. It was fun meeting such a variety of people there.
Grizzly Manor Cafe, Big Bear Lake, Calif. for a fun time visiting with the “sassy” staff, informative and friendly locals and visitors too! I enjoyed the meal and the company.
Hacienda Sports Bar & Grill, Big Bear Lake, Calif., for the delicious salmon and vegetable meal.
Good Life Cafe, Mammoth Lakes, Calif. for a scrumptious, fresh breakfast and friendly staff.
The Rafters, Mammoth Lakes, Calif. for a lovely chat and a fabulous glass of wine while I waited for my delicious salmon dinner!
Paradise Grill, Quincy, Calif. for a fajita dinner on my way through town! Thank you for trusting a stranger. I enjoyed your friendly family atmosphere.
The Blue Moose, Hope, Canada. Thank you for a delicious, healthy lunch. You have such variety, such friendly baristas & great ambiance. No wonder you are so popular!
Sherwood Campground, Oregon
Trail Angel Shrek, Cascade Locks, Oregon
If your name hasn’t been added here yet, it only means that I haven’t caught up yet. Please know how much I value you and you will see your name here soon!
Thank you for reading and thank you so much for your support. Onward!