What a fantastic time on this year’s Bear Mountain hike, as seen in the more than 200 photos from the hike. It was a great day for hiking, with beautiful panoramic views of the Hudson Valley. Some hikers brought attention to the event by dying their hair orange and punking themselves out on the trail. And at the end of the hike, there was the Oktoberfest celebration, where HIKE for Mental Health led the dance floor, joined by some AT SOBO hikers and others at the celebration. And of course there was Doug in his full Bavarian outfit, complete with lederhosen.
It was a tremendous amount of fun, and all for a good cause. Hikers raised awareness of the stigma around mental illness and raised $250 for mental health research and trail preservation. Check out the photos below. Click on any of them and you can start the slideshow!
Thanks to Donna Chapman and Martin Hunley for contributing their photos to this album! Check our their website at http://www.tripofalifetimephotos.com/. Without further adieu, here is the album.