Hike “parts of the Pacific
Crest Trail & John Muir Trail”
is it? 5th Annual Fundraiser for
Why are we doing this? To raise
for Sierra Adoption Services (SAS) and promote the Pacific Crest
Trail (PCT) . This fundraiser will help five
children currently waiting in the California foster care system find
permanent adoptive families. Over 50% of the kids leaving foster care today
at age 18 who don’t find permanent homes end up homeless, in prison, or dead
within two years.
is it? Friday September 8th
thru Wednesday September 20th 2006
is it? Starting in South Lake Tahoe at Big Meadow and ending at the
Ahwahnee Lodge in Yosemite Valley. We will be taking the Pacific Crest
Trail to the John Muir Trail.
The hike begins in Big Meadow at 10:00 a.m. This
151 mile hike
covers 31,000 vertical up and down feet. Join us to hike the
beautiful Pacific Crest Trail over 13 days or you can meet up with us at different access
locations and hike the PCT with
us for a day or two or a week.
You will see breathtaking views of one of the most inspiring places on
are we? Chuck and Brenda T. Horton
will be organizing this event. The Hortons are an avid outdoors
couple who live in the beautiful Sierra Foothills in Grass Valley,
California. They are members of the PCT association and Chuck is a member
of the Board of Directors for Sierra Adoption Services. They have both
summit Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, Mt. Whitney (the highest
mountain in the continental USA) and Chuck hiked the entire Tahoe Rim Trail
(165 miles). Together, they have hiked across many of
the peaks in the Tahoe region. In the past several years, they have raised
funds for SAS and have helped place needy foster children with loving homes.
Sierra Adoption Service’s
Mission: We transform the lives of children in foster care by
building and nurturing permanent families.
SAS is a non-profit. Tax ID # 68-0002878.
can you help? By
participating as a sponsor, hiker, or volunteer. We are looking for
media, business and individual sponsors, as well as hikers and
volunteers to pledge their support.
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