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Life on the Pacific Crest Trail

Organized by: Savannah Rivera

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4 days...well 5 counting today
May 09, 2016

Holy smokes. I am going to have a heart attack. I leave this Friday. And by next Monday I will be all aloney on my owney.  I owe thanks to Jaime See More

THE STORY:

If you have found your way here, it means you are potentially interested in helping fund my journey of self-discovery, and, even if that is not the case, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this.

Let me begin by telling you how this idea came to fruition:

Late last December I decided to leave from my job in retail management because I was unhappy. I woke up, every day, to go to a job that I was not passionate about, so I resigned.

I began searching for a new job and found that, after going to interview after interview, I was becoming increasingly discouraged. It felt as though I would never find a career path I would enjoy; which got me to thinking...what do I even enjoy doing? After much deliberation, and not being able to come up with a definitive answer, my discouragement grew even more.

One night, I was home alone and looking for a movie to watch. As I flipped through different options, I decided to watch Wild. For those of you who have not seen it, it is about a woman who, after a string of bad decisions, decides to walk the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). (Watch this movie!)

After the movie finished, I started looking up facts and information about the PCT and something just...clicked inside of me.

This is something I need to do. This is something I have to do. These words have been resonating within me ever since.

The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,669 miles long. It starts at the border of Mexico in California and goes through Oregon, Washington and into Canada! The trek can take anywhere from 4 to 6 months and is comprised of multiple terrain types.

I took the idea to my partner, Jon Macintosh, and he was absolutely thrilled by the idea. He thinks it is amazing and is beyond excited and supportive of me. So much that he offered to pay for as much of my trip as he can(!!!).

Though I am thankful for his generous offer, I would love to be able to help fund as much of this journey as possible.

 

This is where you come in.

 

In an effort to help Jon, I am reaching out to you and asking for any donation amount. These donations will go directly towards the needed supplies and gear that I will need to survive this 2,669 mile trek.

Every little bit helps.

Again, thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for being a part of my life and this journey.

Your support means the absolute world to me.

$325

 

27% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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  • Adam, Ciarra, Odin, and Lennon Berkowicz

    $25

  • Jim Berkowicz

    $100

  • alexis and isabella girouard

    $25

  • Abby

    $25

  • Preston Pekarek

    $25

  • Phylicia Lewis

    $25

  • Cindy Estrada

    $25

  • Jaime Dick

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

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Savannah Rivera

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Jaime Dick

Jaime Dick

DONATION: $25

So proud of you! You will learn and grow so much on this journey. You will come back feeling hardcore. Soak up the nature and trust you will find what you need. You can do it! Can't wait to hear all about it and see all the pictures. 2 years ago

Cindy Estrada

Cindy Estrada

DONATION: $25

In memory of Sergio Estrada and David Steward they would love this. Good luck and have a fabulous journey. 2 years ago

Phylicia Lewis

Phylicia Lewis

DONATION: $25

This takes an insane amount of courage. I hope you find what you're looking for. Best wishes! 2 years ago

Preston Pekarek

Preston Pekarek

DONATION: $25

So stoked for you, wish I was able to join! 2 years ago

Abby

Abby

DONATION: $25

I know it's not very much but love you and best of luck! 2 years ago

alexis and isabella girouard

alexis and isabella girouard

DONATION: $25

I just watched this movie and felt the same.I don't have the courage so I'll support yours. Go get them baby! !!! 2 years ago

Jim Berkowicz

Jim Berkowicz

DONATION: $100

Life should be full of adventure... Good Luck! 2 years ago

Adam, Ciarra, Odin, and Lennon Berkowicz

Adam, Ciarra, Odin, and Lennon Berkowicz

DONATION: $25

To Memories from the Past, Dreams of the Future, and Fighting Like Hell in the Present 2 years ago

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