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August 21, 2016
BENEFITING: American Hiking Society
ORGANIZER: American Hiking Society
EVENT: Hike 40
Hikes/Trails/Miles Completed: 30
I have pledged to HIKE 40 unique hikes to support American Hiking Society's trail advocacy program.
For 40 years, American Hiking Society has been the national voice for hikers to shape public policy and legislation affecting hiking and trails. Their efforts ensure funding for hiking trails, the preservation of natural areas and the protection of hiking experiences.
This is my first "real" fundraising effort which helps support an activity that I absolutely love doing. Being out on the trails always puts me in a better mood which, in turn, helps keep the people I encounter on a daily basis much safer. My dog Ranger, a Jack Russell Terrier, never lets me skip a day without a nice 2 or 3 mile ramble, so this will also help keep him off my back.
I'm really looking forward to the 40 unique hikes challenge (it really will be) that I need to complete by October 13 of this year. With your generous donations, I would love to celebrate crushing my fundraising goal of $1000 by then. That's only $25 a hike! I know we can make this happen! I'll be posting amazing photos from my hikes every week so you can be sure that I'm actually doing something and not just drinking beer outside. There probably will be some of that post-hike, though, and I hope you will raise a glass with me!
So please help me keep those near and dear to me safer, my dog saner, and, most importantly, the trails abundant for years to come.