“Dion and Andrea made my CDT start go so smoothly and enjoyable! They’re both very knowledgeable about the trail, and an absolute pleasure to be around. Not only did they get us to the border monument in one piece, they also made us a wonderful dinner the night before our departure. It was a great way to start what ended up being an amazing journey to Canada. I can’t speak highly enough of them!”

Jesse “Cap’n Kirk” Niemeir 

“The Buddy Backpacker Shuttle was a stress-free and convenient way to start our CDT thru-hike in 2018. Dion was friendly and knowledgable about the area and gave us great advice for our first few days in the New Mexican boot-heel. I’m thrilled we were able to start at the Crazy Cook terminus and have the epic monument to kick off our hike. Even better — we didn’t have to drive the very rutted and twisting roads to the terminus ourselves. We’d highly recommend using the Buddy Backpacker Shuttle.”

Allie “Knock on Wood ” Ghaman & Clif “Honeybuns” Reeder

“The service Dion and Andrea offer is invaluable for any hiker in need of getting to/from the Crazy Cook terminus, which lies a couple hours drive over very rough and confusing roads. Dion was very friendly and knowledgeable about the trail, and made the logistics of getting from Lordsburg to the terminus as simple and stress-free as possible.  I would certainly use their service again, and highly recommend it to anybody planning to hike the CDT.”

Bennet Murch

“Buddy Backpacker went above and beyond to make sure I got to that monument.  When my Greyhound was delayed by 15+ hours, he reorganized the schedule of everyone to make sure we all got there.  He saved my butt, had great stories, and gave us valuable tips as we drove out to the wasteland that is Crazy Cook.  A+ in every way.”

Grant “Gusha” Leonardi