Hiking the JMT to help get kids out of the CITY and into the WILD!
I know first hand how outdoor experiences can change your perspective on life. While cycling across America (summer 2014) my goal was to inspire youth to exercise and get outside. Summer 2015 I pushed my limits to inspire youth in a different way.
Starting on July 16, I hiked for 22 days on the 220 mile John Muir Trail. I hiked over 11 mountain passes (10 over 10,000 feet) from Half Dome in Yosemite to the highest peak in the Continental US, Mt. Whitney, at 14,495 feet.
For this adventure I teamed up with Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT)
and Climbing for Kids.
Since 1999, BAWT has helped take over 40,000 at risk youth on outdoor wilderness adventures. Headquartered in Oakland, CA they not only train teachers, help with transportation, and fund outdoor treks but they also have gear warehouses and loan everything needed. They loan top quality backpacks, sleeping bags, jackets, and boots to name a few items. With your donations of "Pennies Per Mile," I raised enough funds to take 14 kids on a wilderness adventure! It was an honor to hike for YOU and BAWT!
Link to Blog of the trip HERE
Click HERE to start your own adventure and fundraise for BAWT!
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