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Brown Girl + Big City Mountaineers, Round 2

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October 03, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, While I was really, really terrible about posting updates here - and, let's be honest, on my blog - I, Brown Girl, have  See more
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THE STORY:

After completing a thruhike of the 486-mile Colorado Trail, I, Brown Girl, have decided to take on something a little more ambitious: the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, running from the US-Mexico border all the way to the US-Canada border. As I'm incredibly grateful to have been given this opportunity through Backpacker Magazine and Mountain Hardwear's Adopt-A-Thruhiker program(!), I want to use this privilege to once again support an organization that helps others experience the challenge, the escape, and the solace there is to be found in exploring the great outdoors.

Big City Mountaineers is an organization devoted to mentoring under-served urban youth in the outdoors. BCM offers over 1,000 teens per year the opportunity to participate in single day, overnight, and week-long expeditions in the backcountry with volunteer mentors to foster new connections with themselves, with their peers, and with the environment. As urban youth are preponderantly youth of color, I thought it appropriate that a hiker encouraging folks of all colors to get outside support an organization with a similar cause.

I'm aiming for $1325 - a dollar for every two miles I hike - but just a $5 donation supports a teen's full day in the backcountry, so every little bit helps. If you see fit to donate $30 or more, I'll even send you a postcard from the trail!

To follow along with the hike, visit http://www.browngirlonthepct.com.

$2,070

MONEY RAISED
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  • Am Jam

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Schrauf

    $50

  • RoxannaRoddy

    $50

  • Bruce Gillman

    $50

  • Tess Hellgren

    $30

  • Lauren Scanlan

    $30

  • Ryan McEwan

    $10

  • Ben Schumacher

    $100

  • George Turner

    $50

  • madmanralph

    $25

  • Butch, Harue, Map & Compass

    $100

  • Krissi

    $118

  • Sean Teague

    $100

  • Kurt & Anna

    $25

  • cb

     

  • S Swansen

    $50

  • LaTanya Corbett-Mathis

    $25

  • Bailey and Anita

    $100

  • Katie B

     

  • Carol

    $25

  • Coffeebeans

    $100

  • Dave & Judy Chordas

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ryan McEwan

    $17

  • Worth Baker

    $25

  • Nora Ni Dhomhnaill

    $20

  • April Sloan

    $150

  • Christine Hardin

    $50

  • Anna Mayenschein

    $25

  • Liz Thomas

    $20

  • Jesse

    $50

  • Mikey

    $100

  • Am Jam

    $20

  • Georgia Turner

    $35

  • Al Werner

    $100

  • Griff

    $70

  • Anonymous

     

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156% Raised of$1,325 Goal

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The Team: $2,070 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Griff

Griff

DONATION: $70

Thank you for your marvelous, inspiring blog! 2 years ago

Al Werner

Al Werner

DONATION: $100

Thanks for the great blog Brown Girl. 2 years ago

Georgia Turner

Georgia Turner

DONATION: $35

3 years ago

Am Jam

Am Jam

DONATION: $20

Shoutout to Ms. Kim! Thank you so much for the "In-Person" donation! 3 years ago

Mikey

Mikey

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jesse

Jesse

DONATION: $50

Good work, congrats ð 3 years ago

Liz Thomas

Liz Thomas

DONATION: $20

Congrats on finishing! So proud of not just your hike, but what you've written along the way. 3 years ago

Anna Mayenschein

Anna Mayenschein

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Christine Hardin

Christine Hardin

DONATION: $50

3 years ago