Skip to content
jhammerel's profile image - click for profile

Jim Hammerel's Fundraiser:

5-Day Tahoe Rim Trail Attempt

Jim's Photo
Jim's Photo

BENEFITING: Tahoe Rim Trail Association

EVENT DATE: Aug 03, 2010

Jim Hammerel

THE STORY:

UPDATE 2: I was forced to cancel my attempt on day 2 due to a knee injury. More here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=418715754863

UPDATE: On Aug 3, you can watch me travel around Lake Tahoe here: http://bit.ly/5DayTRT

Starting on August 3, 2010, I'm going to attempt a solo, un-resupplied, unassisted hike of the 180+ miles of the Tahoe RIm Trail in just 5 days. The trip typically takes around two weeks.

The morning of August 3, I plan to roll out of bed, grab my backpack and hike to the Tahoe Rim Trail from my home in Incline Village, NV, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The ascent to the TRT trailhead alone is 4,000 vertical feet. From there, I plan to fastpack with no stops for food or assistance throughout the 180+ mile journey around the Lake. Five days later, I plan to walk back to my home (sore feet and all), the same way I left.

I'm hoping to raise money to assist the Tahoe Rim Trail (http://tahoerimtrail.org/) in their efforts to maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail and continue their community outreach programs. If you have a fiver that you can spare, send it this way.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):
Q: What are you going to eat?
A: All my food will be brought with me. Most people choose to leave a food cache or drop along the trail somewhere, but this means their hike has been assisted. I plan to make the trek unassisted meaning I pack it in, I pack it out. I'll be eating a variety of dry, bland, high carb, high protein foods during my 5-day stint. No burgers or fries here.

Q: Where will you sleep?
A: I'll be sleeping in an ultralight hammock every night. A tent is too heavy for this trip, so I'll be sleeping under the stars in the great Sierra Mountains.

Q: Won't you get eaten by a bear?
A: A valid question, but no. Bears in the Sierra Nevada Mountains are black bears. They'll probably stay pretty far away from me. However, they will be interested in my backpack full of food which means I have to hang my backpack from a tree with rope every night so my breakfast doesn't get poached.

Q: Won't you get lonely?
A: Probably. Want to join me?

Q: Will you have cell phone service?
A: Sometimes. I will have some sort of GPS tracking device so you can track my path around the Lake. Donors will get a special web URL to watch my progress. Makes you want to donate, doesn't it?

Q: What are you doing to train for this?
A: Nothing really. Next question.

Q: TRT in only 5 days--are you crazy?
A: My sources say 'yes'.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$755

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Neal Ferrazzani

    $20

  • Leah Ferrazzani

    $20

  • Maximus

    $20

  • Amanda Darby

    $20

  • Aimee Bray

    $20

  • Allie Almario

    $20

  • Elliy Hammerel

    $25

  • Amanda Fortenberry

    $10

  • Curtis Barton

    $10

  • Tahoe Mountain Sports

    $30

  • Ed Youmans

    $50

  • Elaine

    $25

  • Brad Fahey

    $15

  • Barto Snyder

    $16

  • Bah

    $20

  • The Dyke

    $15

  • Jen

    $24

  • Aimee Olivera Sanchez

    $10

  • Sue Horvath

    $20

  • Sue Rock

    $20

  • Matt Layne

    $10

  • Morgan Kriz

    $20

  • Uncle Rick and Aunt Terry

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $5

  • Kylie Bates

    $10

  • Antonia Neubauer

    $50

  • Sara & Gary Nesmith

    $50

  • HealthAndFitnessAdvice.com

    $100

  • Toni Bissell

    $50

  • Life Is Good

    $5

  • Danielle Rees

    $20

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

151% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $755 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jim Hammerel

Amount Raised

$735

 

147% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Allie Almario

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Danielle Rees

Danielle Rees

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Life Is Good

Life Is Good

DONATION: $5

6 years ago

Toni Bissell

Toni Bissell

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

HealthAndFitnessAdvice.com

HealthAndFitnessAdvice.com

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Sara & Gary Nesmith

Sara & Gary Nesmith

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Antonia Neubauer

Antonia Neubauer

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Kylie Bates

Kylie Bates

DONATION: $10

Go Jim!! Be safe and enjoy beautiful Tahoe!! xx 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $5

You are a stud! 6 years ago

Uncle Rick and Aunt Terry

Uncle Rick and Aunt Terry

DONATION: $25

Way to go Jim.... 6 years ago

Morgan Kriz

Morgan Kriz

DONATION: $20

GO JIM! Bring some honey for the bears! 6 years ago