Hi, everyone. As you all know through observing my personal facebook page and my hiking group facebook page, I have taken a huge interest in hiking. It is my escape, my meditation, a means to get healthy, a great way to make friends, enjoy nature, learn and see things I've never experienced before. I am doing an Ozark Trail Challenge Hike of 17.8 miles. This is my way of giving back to the trails that have given so much to me. The Ozark Trail Association is a volunteer group dedicated to the construction, maintenance, and promotion of the Ozark Trail. There are 400 miles on the Ozark Trail so far, with a vision to create 700 miles total. That's a lot of volunteering hours and dedication by those that love the trails as much as I do. I would like to ask you to donate to this fundraiser and help me meet my goal. Every dollar counts. Please...and thank you. I'll be sure to post updates during the challenge. Many have told me how much they enjoy the pictures that I have posted from my hikes. I'd like your encouragement, not only through donations, but through cheering me along the way.