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 Lordsburg.

The Lordsburg Hostel Project

We run the shuttle every year to raise the funding to build our dream hostel. A place for hikers and bicyclists to take refuge in the brutal boot heel.

Why “Crazy Cook” ?

The trailhead of Continental Divide Trail is named for a very dark reason.
A grave marker near the Crazy Cook Monument tells the gruesome story.

Frank Evans became part of a crew building a fence along the US-Mexico border. One morning, he commented on the cook’s meals. Out of nowhere, the cook picked up an axe and murdered him in “cold blood.”