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Hike-a-Thon's Half-way

Posted by Kara Chin at Aug 18, 2010 02:00 PM |

Hike-a-Thoners hit the half way point this past weekend. But are they half way to their goals?

August 15th has come and gone and WTA's 7th Annual Hike-a-Thon is now more than half way over. Overall, Hike-a-Thoners are rockin - collectively already raising $27,500 of our $41,000 goal. But how are they doing as individuals?

WTA staff speak up about their Hike-a-Thons:

Brian/Team Windrope Boys: 40% of fundraising goal. "It's a just feel good situation. Hike-a-Thon has been a wonderful way to get my boys (5 & 9) out hiking more. They are so excited about WTA, hiking, family support, and fundraising for trails!"

Deb: "I've been hiking with another Hike-a-Thoner and have had two wonderful hikes this past week: Cougar Mountain and the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie.  The former hike included my friend's delightful malamute, Tatoosh, but it was too hot to take him with us on Sunday. Can he get credit for her miles with donors too?"

Diane: 63% of goal. "I'm having fun. It's great to support WTA in a different way."

Holly: "Despite spending the first two weeks of August in a boat, I've still managed to hike 10 miles for Hike-a-Thon!"

Kara - 85% of goal. "My third year running Hike-a-Thon is thus far a rockin' success. Woot Woot."

Lace 42% of goal. "Glacier Peak via White Pass: 16+ Hike-a-Thon miles! Berries: zero."

Niki: "I've been hiking every weekend in August, but my hikes have been too steep. I need to find some flatter hikes for Hike-a-Thon to rack up the miles!"

Rebecca: 69% of goal. "After 43.5 miles of hiking, my muscles are sore but every step has been worth it: close-up views of volcanoes, glaciers, and granite peaks; endless wildflowers; one lookout; seven mountain goats; and one black bear. 

Susan - 101% of goal! "I took my kids to Mt. Baker last weekend. My 5 year-old son kept saying, 'This is awesome! What a gorgeous view! Thank you for taking me to this very cool destination!' Have I finally turned him into a hiker?"

If you'd lke to help us or any of the 114 Hike-a-Thoners along in their fundraising goals, we'll greatly appreciate your support! Sponsor us today!

WTA's 7th Annual Hike-a-Thon is presented by Mountain Hardwear - Seattle Store.