Hello fellow hangers,
During my last multi-day hike in November 2010 my hiking buddy (Gear Slug) and I were talking about doing one hike a year in the name of charity while educating those about hammock camping.
This year we have created an event called “The H3 Initiative: Hammock Hiking for Humanity” with a local charity organization. The organization is called Strength for Life which provides free fitness classes to cancer survivors and those going through chemo-therapy to help recover faster from the treatments. They also provide wellness weekends which helps promote a healthier living and eating lifestyle for cancer survivors.
My family and my fiance’s family have had serious bouts with cancer. More recently after I created this event my fiance’s father has been diagnosed with colon cancer in an very advanced stage so this event has taken on a more emotional attachment in my heart.
Our goal is to hike from the base of Bear Mountain, NY and hike north on the Appalachian Trail to the Connecticut border which is about 53 miles. We plan on hiking about 10 miles a day or more. I will be providing a video at the end of our hike and each day I will discuss something unique about hammock camping within the video.
We will be receiving no benefit from this organization of any kind.
Thank you for your time in reading this event posting.
Please see my signature for a direct link to the event and the organization we are hiking for.