Keep us motivated & support a FANTASTIC Charity! Please help the REI Santa Barbara Team drive funds to a great charity as we compete to complete an epic endurance challenge! This is REI Santa Barbara's second year participating! Let's make it one for the record books! This year our team has doubled in size! Please cheer on Ted Hamilton, Chelsea Jones, Cahil Mignault, Cameron Yoshimura, Kenny Larrieu, Elise Rosky, James Taylor, & Bryan Titus as they show their commitment to stewardship & outdoor education by participating in the Jansport 8000 Meter Challenge on Thursday, September 10, 2015. The 8KMC is an event put on by Jansport each year for employees of outdoor retailers. The challenge is to hike over 40 miles to summit each of the three tallest peaks in Southern California (Mt. Baldy, San Gorgonio and San Jacinto) in a 24-hour period. Let me restate: 3 mountains, 40 miles, 12,000 feet of vertical elevation ... in 24 hours! This "8,000 meter challenge" is also a challenge to you ... please help our team meet or even exceed it's fundraising goal of $2,000! Together we can get kids outside and make sure that future generations care for our important natural places as much as we do! A lifelong love of the outdoors can start with just one great adventure ... let's help these deserving young adults gain that experience!