Monday, August 30, 2010

Hike-a-Thon Update

It looks like Amanda, once again, is putting me to shame. So far, I've raised $150. Which seems nice, until you realize that Amanda has raised $800. Even my own mother has turned traitor. *shaking head*

But it's not too late! There's still another day to make the trails in Washington state a better place for hikers! =) I've already hiked more than 600 miles this month and have made it to the grand state of Washington. And the trails, so far, they need work! Some parts are overgrown. Much too much is running through clear-cuts, but I'm not sure that trail workers can fix that problem.

The trail closure around the Lemah fire damage has been opened again, so I'm happy about that. One less detour for me to worry about! (Don't worry, though. I made up for it in Oregon with an unexpected fire detour. I told the firefighters that I was an experienced hiker who's hiked through many wildfires before, but they wouldn't have any of it. *shaking head*)

But what can I do to get more pledges in my name? Do I need to send bribes? Wear a chicken suit during my hike? All ideas are welcome! =)

And thank you to those have made donations. It's all for a good cause!

Tomorrow, we'll return to our regularly scheduled blog.....

In the meantime, if you're inclined to donate towards the cause, you can do so from our WTA page. =)


ArtGekko said...

Glad to get a "real time" update, Ryan, and glad you're still hale and hearty. I love your Crater Lake photo - that's one of my dream vacations someday.

Yes, the chicken suit is the ticket. Donations will pour in for that! ;)

veganf said...

So I just went to donate but there does not appear to be a PayPal link! Darnit!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh my! Those views you captured in that photo are just stunning!
I don't know how you kept hiking. I would have had trouble leaveing such a gorgeous place.

Hike On!
~Twinville Trekkers