hiking for a cause

Roommate RugbyGirl's cousin Abby is sick with Mitochondrial Disease, and her friend Daniel and his dog Kooper are hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise funds and awareness. Please check out his webpage and all the links and donate if you can!

Daniel and Kooper are actually staying with us tonight--RugbyGirl having picked them up at the AT crossing nearest our house earlier--and we've fed him, let him shower, played with his dog Kooper, and EvanAlmighty even took him to a Farm sauna.

According to the U.S. National Park Service,
"The Appalachian Trail is a 2,175-mile long public footpath. Conceived in 1921 and completed in 1937, private citizens built the trail and thousands like you each year volunteer to maintain its footprint. From Maine’s Mount Katahdin and Georgia’s Springer Mountain, this footpath traverses scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild and culturally resonant lands through 14 of the eastern United States."

The history of the creation of the Appalachian Trial is an interesting one, so read up! Or for a fun story of hiking the trail, try A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. 

Another good AT site.

Photo found here.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Thank you so much for caring for our son, Daniel. He has met some amazing people in all the miles and the connection with you and our connection with Abby (I hope you have or will meet her) and her family is truly a miracle.

Daniel's dad, Herb.

P.S. Tell RugbyGirl I said Hi!
I have not had the pleasure of meeting Abby--hope I get to one of these days! I am always amazed with how people have come in and out of my life because of my time spent here at the Farm. Daniel is a truly remarkable person for doing what he is doing. :)

Thanks for the comment, and I will surely tell RugbyGirl hello for you. :)

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