North Franklin Peak
Hike for Mental Health
May 4, 2024
Franklin Mountain State Park
El Paso, TX
North Franklin Mountain El Paso, Texas, at 7,192 feet is the highest point in El Paso, and the 27th-highest mountain in the state of Texas…
Franklin Mountain State Park is one of the largest urban parks in the nation lying completely within city limits, covering 24,000 acres…
Registration Is Free
Instead of charging a fee, we ask your help raising funds for mental health research and trail maintenance.
It’s fast and easy! When you register, you will be able to personalize a sponsorship page and share it through email and your favorite social media such as Facebook or Instagram. How does it work?
Every little bit helps, and there is no minimum to raise – we just ask that you help us spread the word, then come join us on the trail.
Get a Free Hiking Shirt
Our quick-dry shirts look and feel great, on or off the trail.
Every registered hiker who raises at least $250 will receive a HIKE for Mental Health shirt as a token of our appreciation.
Available in men’s or women’s sizes SMALL – XXL.
When you register, we will ask your size preference. Once you reach $250 in donations to your fundraising page, we will get your shirt to you.
If you hit the $250 ten days before the hike, your hike leader will have your shirt for you on hike day. Otherwise, we will mail it to you after the hike.
So help us raise money and awareness for this great cause.
For a Good Cause
HIKE for Mental Health is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
All contributions are tax deductible, and 100% of the hike donations support our mission.
Eighty cents of every dollar funds mental health programs, including break-through scientific research into PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar spectrum disorders, depression and other major mental illnesses. Through research we can find better ways to alleviate the suffering that affects 1 in 4 American families.
The remaining twenty cents maintains wilderness trails across the U.S. By supporting non-profit, volunteer groups that care for our trails, we help preserve wilderness experiences for generations to come. Where the money goes.
|Franklin Mountain State Park, El Paso, TX
|May 4, 2024.
|Approximately 7 am – 1 pm. Exact times and locations with directions provided to registered hikers only.
|Suitable for beginners?
|Yes, if you are in good shape and can climb 10 flights of stairs without stopping and still be smiling!
|Registration is free. However, the park charges a $5 day use fee. Details are here.
|Please leave Fido at home for this hike.
|The hike goal is $1,500. There is no minimum required to join the hike, but if every hiker raises $250 we will get very close to our goal.
|Hikers who raise $250 or more will receive a free HIKE for Mental Health quick-dry hiking shirt.
Sara Yandell is currently serving in the Air Force as a pre-deployment instructor and Owner/Guide of Chaising Views Drinking Brews. She has been providing guided hikes since 2021 when she established CVDB. Being outdoors has always been an important part in tending to Sara’s mental health. Hiking has been an amazing opportunity to support herself through the challenges she faces, not only in life, but the ones we all face out on the trail. Being able to share this opportunity with others through Hike for Mental Health is the perfect way to share what she loves with others and support the mission of improving mental health through spending time in nature..
Kelly Reinhart is currently a social worker and yoga instructor who is passionate about bringing mental health and self-care to the community in an accessible and fun way. She fell in love with hiking several years ago due to the feeling she got in overcoming challenging hikes or situations she thought she couldn’t do. She hopes that others will find improvements in their mental health and challenge their notions of what they are capable of through hiking. “North Franklin Peak is a hike that has taught me that I’m far more capable than I ever thought. Prior to doing this hike for the first time, I had not completed any other hike quite like it. Thinking this kind of hike was not something for me, I ended up making it to the top and couldn’t believe it! Many of us choose to not try new things because we decide it’s not for us, but once we go out and try we end up expanding our self-view of what we are capable of. Challenges like this, ones that expand our views of ourselves, are the best ones to go after.”
Every HIKE for Mental Health is an opportunity to:
- get away from the hustle and bustle of work-a-day life and enjoy the beauty of Nature
- renew old friendships and make new ones
- have a great time hiking with a good group of people
- stand up against the stigma of mental illness
- discover your new favorite get-away
- raise money for a great cause
Come on out and join us!
If you have any questions or ideas, please contact us.
We are glad to talk with you about your hike and how you can help HIKE for Mental Health.
We hope you will make HIKE for Mental Health a part of your hike.