When I was in 2nd grade we got to watch the slideshow of Janet Sims family’s vacation to many Nation Parks. The one that hooked me was Carlsbad. I knew right then I wanted to go there.The year was 1984 the first time I entered that park. I remember well the excitement I felt entering that park. The wonders I saw in that cave far outreached my expectations. Since that day I have been studying that park. I have been to that park in excess of 30 times, and each time I see something new. I am so happy to lead this trip. You have know Idea how much I love turning people on to this park.
In 2011 we started HIKE for Mental Health, and we are making a difference.Not only do we fund mental health research and preserving wilderness trails, we also want to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness. So please if you can make a donation that would be great, and even better would be for you to sign up and join us on this great adventure. I will be your tour guide sharing information I have learned over the years. come join us. As I type this I will be back in this park in eleven days.
co founder HIKE for mental Health
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.