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’m a Triple Crown backpacker. Hiking has helped me to find hope. When I wasn’t sure what I wanted in life, long distance trails provided me with opportunity. I hope to inspire others to pursue and make a life in the outdoors like I have.
This year I’m attempting to hike the Great Western Loop (GWL), a 6,850 mile route connecting the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) and the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). A grueling distance and a short weather window make the GWL a formidable challenge. It’s only been completed twice: in 2005 by Andrew Skurka and again in 2018 by Jeff Garmire. I hope to become the 3rd.
Would you consider making a donation, leaving a message, or sharing this page?
- Thank you.
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.