Ravensong’s Roost

Carolyn ‘Ravensong’ Burkhart

Welcome to Ravensong’s Roost!

The Hiker’s Hut at the Roost is open for SOBO’s June 15 to July 15th, 2021. NOBO PCTers and PNTers September 7th to October 10th, 2021.

Carolyn ‘Ravensong’ Burkhart hiked the PCT in 1976 and as far as we know was the first woman to solo hike the trail.  In the 1980’s and 90’s she went on to do section hiking with her kids when they were young.

Now, she is excited to give back to the PCT through Trail Angelling at Mazama, Washington, just south of Manning Park, Canada. Pacific Crest Trail through hikers, you are invited come visit at the beginning of your southbound (SOBO) journey toMexico or at the terminus of your northbound (NOBO) PCT adventure at Canada. Ravensong welcomes Pacific Northwest Trail trekkers to stop by and stay at the Hiker’s Hut, too. Her Roost is just west of the halfway point of the PNT between Glacier National Park and Cape Alava on the Pacific Ocean. Mazama is the closest community to where the PCT and PNT share the same trail in the North Cascades.

Drop by and camp out by the Hiker’s Hut for the night. Come team up with others in rough weather and during wildfires to learn about alternate routes and strategies to help you safely complete your journey.

Take a break at the Roost and go to Mazama Store for fresh baked baguettes, scones with real fruit and homemade soup. Next door, Goat’s Beard Mountain Supply offers hiking gear including fuel canisters. Resupply boxes can be sent there, too. The community of Mazama and Winthrop are are excited to help PCT/PNTers, many having been through hikers themselves.

Ravensong’s Roost – Highway 20 just east of the fire station at in  Mazama, Washington.  The Hiker’s Hut can be reached at (509)996-3228.

Contact info ‘Ravensong’ :  kitravensong@hotmail.com

Ravensong's Roost

Ravensong’s Roost


Shower mosaic made by PCTer PK in 2018. Mexican room made by Slim

PCT and PNT bring hikers young and old from all over the world!

Buddy Backpacker and his folks

Buddy Backpacker and his folks heading so

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4 Responses to Ravensong’s Roost

  1. Michelle says:

    Hi Carloyn, What a perfect way to assist fellow PCT hikers! It’s so fun to see the article on your initial PCT hike, read the story about you as the token female ranger at Stehekin, and see pictures of Raven’s Roost!

    Take care, Michelle

  2. Carrie Mackay says:

    Hi Ravensong, I just love your site and wonderful goodwill toward other fellow hikers. Good luck with everything. Carrie

  3. Joe Kurtak says:


    We plan to hike from Hart’s Pass to Rainy Pass, starting on 8/9. Do you have any reports on snow conditions on the south side of Granite Pass? I hear that it has a steep slope that can be snow-covered into late summer. Do we need to have ice axes with us just in case.

    Joe Kurtak, Anchorage, AK

  4. Doug Chandler says:

    Hi Ravensong,
    I just wanted to thank You for being an Awesome inspiration to myself and many others. Your selfless attitude of helping others to achieve their goals is really what life, as we know it, is all about!
    I never did stay there as a hiker, but you did show me some of the amazing creations that other PCT hikers had built for you, and others, over the years! You, I believe, bring out the best in people… And it clearly shows!!
    I was working in the area and staying in a trailer over at Mazama inn by where the PCT hikers were doing their laundry. I had gotten to meet many of them over the years and everyone of them was amazing in their own unique way. I did manage to help a few of them out in the past couple years, but I couldn’t even imagine helping them out on the scale that you have helped!
    This last October was probably the last time i will ever service Fire extinguishers in that area, for my parents company, because my own parents have become so focused on making money that they don’t seem to care about anything else, or anyone for that matter.
    So I have left Washington and went South permanently to get away from them. I am currently in Arizona and heading for Texas to find myself a new family that understands family values. Anyways, enough about me.
    Once again, thank You for being such a wonderful and Awesome person!!!
    Doug Chandler

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