March = Thru Hiking: 2016 Edition

Well, it’s March again. Sadly, I am yet again NOT starting an Appalachian Trail thru hike this year. *sigh*

This is what it would look like if I was. But don't feel too bad for us, we're heading to Glacier National Park in July!

This is what it would look like if I was. But don’t feel too bad for us, we’re heading to Glacier National Park in July!

However, thousands of people are, which is totally, totally, totally awesome.  As this blog does each year, we shall live vicariously through others!

This year, instead of following multiple thru-hikers, we’re going to follow just one journey.  A couple – Julia and Kevin (or Giggles and Bacon as it looks like their trails names shall be) – from South Jersey’s own Moorestown set off a few days ago on their own epic quest to thru-hike the AT.

Like our good friend Dr. Dave (or Rowdy) back in 2014, these two are hiking with a mission – Every Step for Peggy.  They are hiking to raise awareness and funds for the National Brain Tumor Society.  This is near and dear to their hearts, as Julia’s mother Peggy passed away in 2014 from a brain tumor.

If you can, I encourage you to support their mission by donating to the National Brain Tumor Society:
http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/

You can follow them on Facebook, where they are putting up pictures on a regular basis:
Every Step for Peggy Facebook Page

They also have a youtube page where they’ve uploaded a video of their first few days:
Every Step For Peggy Youtube Page

Great write-up in the Moorestown Sun:
Moorestown resident and partner walk the Appalachain trail in honor of Peggy Lebonitte

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