Despite some gray skies, more than 25 hikers turned out with volunteer hike organizers Donna Chapman and Martin Hunley for our annual Bear Mountain Oktoberfest hike.
The hikers enjoyed the natural beauty of the landscape around Bar Mountain, captured wonderfully as always in Donna and Martin’s photos. See the gallery below.
After the hike, many stayed for refreshments at the 2017 Oktoberfest celebration.
The hike raised more than $1,000 to help offset the cost of running our events and programs. This hike is the only one throughout the year that helps fund our operations, so we really appreciate all the support from the hikers and their donors!
And thank you, Martin and Donna, for all the work the do for HIKE for Mental Health and for the AT as official Wiley Shelter maintainers and the Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Ambassador.