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Zachary Peckham's Fundraiser:

Hiking 221 miles for a Cause

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THE STORY:

We are raising money for Streetwise and Appalachian Mountain Club by hiking the entirety of the John Muir Trail (221 miles) in 7 days. We are calling the hike the JMT Challenge (www.jmtchallenge.com) in hopes that it becomes something people do every year to raise money and awareness for causes they care about. The "JMT" generally takes folks 18-21 days but we are attempting to complete the hike in one week (the "challenge" part) by hiking 15-18 hours a day, covering 47,000 feet of elevation gain, including summiting the tallest peak in the contiguous U.S., Mount Whitney. 100% of the proceeds will go to our charities Streetwise (helping disadvantaged, low-income individuals realize their career potential) and Appalachian Mountain Club (helping introduce children to nature at an early age in a technology-filled world).

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