Hi there! My name is Emily and in June 2021, I will attempt a southbound thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. The trail spans about 2,650 miles from the US/Mexico border to the US/Canada border. While thru hiking the PCT, I hope to inspire individuals to explore and experience nature. Over the past several years, the time I have spent hiking and backpacking on Michigan’s trails has dramatically helped me to combat stress, process trauma, and has given me tranquil space to think ideas through without societal distractions. I truly believe that time spent in the woods can help achieve balance in anyone’s life. I chose to join a hike with HIKE for Mental Health to help stamp out the stigma of mental illness and conserve wilderness trails.
I would love to raise at least one dollar for every mile hiked on the Pacific Crest Trail. Would you consider making a donation, leaving a message, or sharing this page?
If you would like to follow along on my journey, hop over to my Instagram account: @nelumbo_rising
Thank you for your support! Happy trails!
1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.
HIKE for Mental Health is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded on the vision of a world in which everyone, including those who suffer mental illness, can find the simple joy of living.
Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of those afflicted by mental illness, eliminate the associated stigma, and foster responsible use of wilderness trails.
As an all-volunteer organization, we distribute 100% of contributions raised by our hikes.
- 80% funds scientific research to understand and treat mental illness
- 20% conserves national wilderness trails
Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS. Thank you for your support.
To learn more, visit hikeformentalhealth.org.
To join a hike click here.