NC-MST 43 Birthday - Triple Crown Challenge!
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NC-MST 43 Birthday - Triple Crown Challenge!

WOW! Thank you EVERYONE for your support! This fundraiser is still open and will remain for the month of September to continue our MST birthday bash!

LIVE TRACKING - 30 minute breadcrumbs from my Garmin InReach Mini (password protected, just ask!)

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For the 43rd Birthday of the NC Mountains to Sea Trail, a 43km Hiking Challenge has been proposed, with one section in each of our Regions. 

Life permitting. Body willing. I will attempt to hike ALL THREE of the 43km Birthday Hikes OVER ONE WEEKEND. Roughly 80 miles total:

Hike 1 (Sat Sept 5): Segment 5 - EB Miles 60.1 - 87.2 Jumpinoff Rock Parking to Brinegar Cabin at Doughton Park - 27.1 miles

Hike 2 (Sun Sept 6): Segment 10 - EB Miles 39.2 to 64.9 (Rolling View Recreation Area to Yorkshire Center) - 26.4 miles

Hike 3 (Mon Sept 7): Segment 15 - EB Miles 0 to 28.3 (Holly Shelter Game Lands to Surf City Welcome Center) - 28.3 miles


ABOUT MST 43rd Birthday

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail spans 1175 miles across North Carolina—meandering through small towns and historic sites, within national and state parks and on footpaths through places of astounding natural beauty.  From Clingmans Dome in the Smokies to Jockey's Ridge on the Outer Banks, the trail connects many natural and cultural gems.  Walking any or all of the MST is a path to experiencing the state in a whole new way.  

I ask you to help me give the MST a 43rd birthday gift that will support the ongoing work to build, maintain, protect and promote this special path.

You can give directly to my campaign by clicking on the donate button on the right side of this page. No gift is too big or too small!  

This year, the trail has provided respite and safe recreation when we needed it most,  and I invite you to experience the MST as a place of rejuvenation and exploration.  Learn about the MST and how to hike it here, or ask me about it.  

Happy 43rd to this wonderful community of trail stewards, volunteers, hikers, trail angels, dreamers and trailblazers!  Thank you for supporting my appreciation of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. 

Name Date Amount Comments
James Erlinger 09/07/2020 $443.15  
Kate Dixon 09/07/2020 $26.06  
David Thoenen 09/05/2020 $20.91  
Anonymous Friend 08/28/2020 $20.91  
Anonymous Friend 08/28/2020 $103.30  
  Total $614.33