American Hiking Society wrote -
I pledge to HIKE 40 miles to support American Hiking Society's Outreach programs, National Trails Day and Families on Foot.
For 40 years, American Hiking Society has been committed to increasing Americans’ participation in and enjoyment of hiking and conducts outreach through events, educational materials and partnerships with other recreation and conservation organizations.
How can you help? You can join the team and hike or you can make a donation on my behalf. Growing up in the city, I never had the opportunity to go hiking and was actually quite fearful of the great outdoors. It wasn't until I was an adult that I realized the beauty of being alone in the woods. Don't get me wrong, I still had to work up the nerve to try new trails and not get freaked out when I didn't see trail blazes every foot along the way. But I have made a lot of progress and have enjoyed sharing my love of the outdoors and hiking with my children, friends and Girl Scout troop.