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Tam's Long Trail Hike

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Thank you! I made it!
September 12, 2016

Dear supporters, Thank you so much for your generous donations and encouragements. I have returned from walking 272 miles from Canada to Massachusetts  See more
Tam Willey

THE STORY:

In August 2016,  I intend to hike Vermont's Long Trail from North to South.  I am keeping a blog and raising money for The Venture Out Project:

The Venture Out Project is a Massachusetts based organization that designs Wilderness Trips And Outdoor Education by providing a safe and fun way for members of the Queer, Trans and LGBTQI community to get out into the woods and experience the beauty of nature.  "We believe that venturing out provides us an opportunity for fun, friendship and even some self-reflection."

People have asked me how they can support me on my Long Trail hike.  I am grateful that I have everything I need.  I am saving money for my trip, planning and dehydrating my meals, gathering supplies, studying maps and guidebooks.  I am deeply appreciative of people's willingness to offer support as I am facing some fears and making some sacrifices to put this dream into fruition.  Having the loving support, blessings and encouragement from my community, friends and family inspires me to harness some of this Long Trail energy towards something larger then myself.  One way you can support my hike is by learning about and supporting The Venture Out Project.

Getting outside, being in the woods and standing on mountain tops has offered me a higher sense of connectedness and alive-ness.  I want to encourage and support others to pursue whatever it takes to feel connected and alive. 

"We at The Venture Out Project are committed to providing wilderness trips to anyone within the queer community, regardless of financial constraints.  We aim to keep the cost of our trips low, but we know that they still remain out of reach for many members of our community. As a non-profit organization, every dollar we collect in tuition goes directly to program costs, but that still does not cover the complete cost of our operations.  Your donation to The Venture Out Project will help provide trans* and queer participants the opportunity to experience the outdoors in a safe, supportive and environmentally conscious way."

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Donor Comments

Renan

Renan

DONATION: $50

Enjoy and best of luck. 2 years ago

Barb

Barb

DONATION: $10

Tam, knowing you, watching your adventures in areas about which I know nothing, it's fun and very inspiring. You're sure-footed, and careful, and wise, and creative! I'm proud to have you in my life! 2 years ago

from Kari

from Kari

DONATION: $25

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Marjorie

Marjorie

DONATION: $100

In honor of your courage and generosity. May you be safe and protected. 2 years ago

Jen

Jen

DONATION: $25

Hope your journey is full of laughter, pushes yourself to new limits, and is filled with lots of unexpected adventure and joy! :) 2 years ago

Clare

Clare

DONATION: $50

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Maura Twomey

Maura Twomey

DONATION: $100

Go Tam and enjoy 2 years ago

Su

Su

DONATION: $25

Go Tam! This is awesome! 2 years ago

John Gintell

John Gintell

DONATION: $50

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