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Lauren and Rhesia's 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Organized by: Lauren Groh

Lauren's Photo
Lauren's Photo
 

The last 500 miles
August 20, 2017

Hi everyone! We are closing in on Mt. Katahdin! We have 500 miles, and two states left. Next stop is Hanover, New Hampshire! We will be hiking See More

THE STORY:

Well, it all started in England’s Lake District in 2012 when Rhesia and I went on a camping trip, totally unprepared. It just so happened that we picked the weekend with the heaviest rainfall in decades. Even though we had absolutely no camping gear, and no clue what we were doing, we were hooked. Since that crazy experience, we’ve developed a great love for hiking and camping! This love led us to finding out about the Appalachian Trail: A 2,200-mile walk from Georgia to Maine. At first it didn’t seem realistic. In fact, it still doesn’t seem realistic, but we plan to do it anyway. We have been researching, saving money, collecting backpacking gear, and hiking as much as possible. Our plan is to leave for the Appalachian Trail next March. We’ve decided to make this page so that we can ask for some help. But, why help us? What are we giving in return? We don’t have money, but we do have time. From now until we leave, we would like to offer ourselves to you, as helpers. We can shovel snow, pet sit, babysit, help you move, do some cleaning in your house, or be a designated driver. In addition to that, we would also like to donate 25% of what we raise to the Wisconsin State Parks. These parks have been a source of such enjoyment to us, and we would like to give something back. If you feel that you’d like to donate something to our fund, we would really appreciate it. Or even if you’ve just read about our plans and want to follow our journey, we appreciate that too. I am documenting our trip on my blog (www.twotentsdown.com) and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube. Thank you all so much for reading! -Lauren & Rhesia “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.“ -John Muir

$2,505

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sheryl Surat

    $25

  • Mish

    $50

  • Jerett Gibson

    $50

  • Jane

    $50

  • Russ W

    $100

  • tony & ellen

    $100

  • Jay

    $50

  • Charles from Arlington

    $50

  • Robert Jeffery

     

  • Jessie Fox

    $25

  • Peggy

    $50

  • Uncle Eric

    $50

  • Kenosha Dave

    $50

  • Dale

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nicole

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • david earnest

    $25

  • Kevin

    $21.89

  • Robert Jeffery

     

  • Charles from Arlington, VA

    $50

  • Victor P.

    $25

  • Max Mitchell aka Sandalwood

    $25

  • Karen R/Sapphire

    $50

  • Jeff

    $50

  • Riverboat Randy

    $100

  • Mary

    $50

  • Kevin McConnell

    $10.89

  • Lisa

    $25

  • Lilly

    $50

  • John Locke

     

  • Elke & Petra from Germany

    $50

  • Kevin McConnell

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Snacktime

    $50

  • Steffy Z

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Marc

    $50

  • Uncle Ears

    $100

  • Charles From Arlington

    $50

  • Linda

    $20

  • Riverboat Randy

    $100

  • Mary

    $50

  • Montague Mike

    $25

  • Diane Regula

    $25

  • Luis Meléndez

    $100

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Lauren Groh

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Donor Comments

Luis Meléndez

Luis Meléndez

DONATION: $100

YOU ARE AWESOME!!! 3 months ago

Diane Regula

Diane Regula

DONATION: $25

Have been enjoying your journey. All the best to you both! 5 months ago

Montague Mike

Montague Mike

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Mary

Mary

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Riverboat Randy

Riverboat Randy

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Linda

Linda

DONATION: $20

You 2 are great sports and fun to watch. Thanks for sharing yourselves with us 6 months ago

Charles From Arlington

Charles From Arlington

DONATION: $50

Very proud of you two. It takes guts and determination to do what you've done. 6 months ago

Uncle Ears

Uncle Ears

DONATION: $100

Sorry to hear about the lousy lodging and losing two scoops of ice cream. LOL 6 months ago

Marc

Marc

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

I'm so proud of you guys. You're incredibly inspiring! I'm cheering you on. : ) 7 months ago

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