Together, we can make a difference
I support the special needs community by fundraising for the miles I hike each year. If you’ve ever run a 5K or a marathon for a good cause, this is the similar except I hike long distances. Join me in helping Ability Tree First Coast. Learn more below or donate at abilitytreefc.org
2021 success: Mission Complete!
I did it! I completed my first long-distance thru-hike. 🥳🙌 My Dad and I also placed bibles in every shelter (except the “secret” shelter which i couldn’t find, haha) on the Vermont Long Trail! Watch the video to learn more.
I’m hiking The Long Trail – my first long-distance thruhike!
This year’s “charity” hike will take on a different form. I’m not fundraising per-mile, I’m trying to spread a little hope and, at the same time, complete my first long-distance thru-hike. I’ve hiked the Ocean to Lake Trail (63 miles), but this year I’m hiking America’s original long distance hiking trail: The Long Trail in Vermont.
That hope I mentioned? I’m planning to put a bible in every shelter possible along the length of the Long Trail! Don’t worry, these bibles are waterproof so they are LNT friendly and, if we are being honest, books shouldn’t ruin your outdoor experience when placed in a shelter. I’ve seen mini-library supplies in some shelters.
As I traverse the trail and resupply, I’ll pick up bibles and place them in shelters along the way adding about 40lbs to my pack over the course of the hike.
In 2019 I hiked over 200 miles and raised over $500 for Ability Tree First Coast who provides for the special needs community in Florida by offering Recreation, Education, Support, and Training.
2020 hasn’t left much room for long distance hiking (thanks, COVID-19 🙄 ) so I’ve been raising money for Ability Tree First Coast in other ways. One of the social media groups I’m a part of came through huge this year. Thanks, Alan Folts and crew for helping us raise $1,000+ this year!
You can make a one-time donation of any amount at any time – 100% of donations go directly to Ability Tree. Learn more about Ability Tree at abilitytreefc.org