About Us

Triple Crown Thru-Hiker Dion Pagonis and Andrea Rego, are the operators of Crazy Cook Shuttle Services. You might know them from hiking with their son, Buddy Backpacker, the youngest triple crown hiker at 9 years old. Along with the help of a few friends, we are bringing the CDT trail community to Hachita.

The Hachita Hostel Project

We run the shuttle every year to raise the funding to build our dream hostel. So far, we have bought an acre of commercial land and are breaking ground in October 2020.

Why “Crazy Cook” ?

The start Continental Divide Trail is named for a very dark reason.

Frank Evans was born on June 12, 1865. As an adult, he became a member of a crew building a fence along the US-Mexico border. On the morning of May 1, 1907, he mouthed off to his crew’s cook. The cook picked up an axe and murdered him in “cold blood.”

A grave marker at the Crazy Cook Monument tells the gruesome story.