On March 17, 2020, I will begin an attempted thru-hike of the 2,193 mile Appalachian Trail. As of now, I estimate it will take me about six months to complete the trail. I am grateful, and ready. I have not spoken much about the hike, but it’s time for me to change that.
I am supporting HIKE FOR MENTAL HEALTH during my journey. Hike for Mental Health helps stamp out the stigma of mental illness and conserve wilderness trails. The majority of the money raised supports mental health programs, and a portion is donated to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Pacific Crest Trail Conservancy.
As a human and a vet I’m reminded all too often of the tragic struggles that befall all types of people. I want to do what I can to support folks trying to get help.
Be safe, have fun & hike on,
Mike (a.k.a. 5 O’clock)
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.