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And We're Done! (Well, almost...)

Posted by Kara Chin at Sep 01, 2010 11:00 AM |

September is here and the 7th Annual Hike-a-Thon is coming to a close. We had 118 hikers participating this year - double last year's total. They've been wearing their Hike-a-Thon t-shirts, carrying their authenticity markers, and hiking like mad the entire month of August.

From one Hike-a-Thoner to another, I say congratulations - and thank you too!

Now it's time to scrapbook our adventures, waterproof our boots and collect on those by-the-miles and straggling pledges. I personally can't wait to see the totals and pass out all of the cool prizes.

So how did you do this year? How many miles did you hike? How many trails did you explore? How much money did you raise? What kind of adventures did you have?

Got a Hike-a-Thon story to share? We'd love to hear it. Please post your story, adventure, or mis-adventure in the comments.

Hike-a-Thon is presented by Mountain Hardwear - Seattle Store with additional support from Orthopedics International.



I covered most of my miles sans-marker-of-authenticity. I fell in a creeky around mile 14 of the 50 I planned for the month and was busy drying socks, boots, sleeping bag, etc, etc, etc before I noticed that I only had 1 tiny corner left!

Posted by:

craftycoug on Sep 01, 2010 12:30 PM


I discovered that on a sunny day (no matter what the day of the week) that the Denny Creek Waterslide is empty of people before 11am and a madhouse any time thereafter.

Posted by:

Susan Elderkin on Sep 01, 2010 08:32 PM

Goals Met!

I started August with the Cake Walk (the Kettle Crest in a day--my longest dayhike ever), finished the month on the Pulaski Trail, picked 4-5 gallons of huckleberries in the middle, and managed to exceed my mileage & fundraising goals!

Posted by:

Holly Weiler on Sep 01, 2010 11:07 PM

Exceeding Expectations

I nearly met my mileage goal of 50 miles (3.1 miles short, but can I count the 1.9 vertical miles?) but exceeded my fund-raising goal (twice!) and had a great time in the process (because it's impossible not to have a great time when my boots are on a trail)! I even managed to knock a couple of destinations off my bucket list (Summerland & Park Butte) and exceeded all expectations I had of myself and what I was capable of. Thanks for the opportunity, WTA!

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GwenT on Sep 06, 2010 09:59 PM