Our Story Hits the Blogosphere

Gee, I’m getting inspired here.  I should join the blogoshere with our own version of our story but truthfully, I cannot do any better than Mark Waters with Pacific Crest Trail Association and Seth Manthey with Fox Feed.  Enjoy their blog posts below. “Drawing attention to Parkinson’s Disease on the PCT” by Mark Waters. “From…

See you at WPC 2016

The World Parkinson’s Congress (WPC) 2016 is upon us.  Starting today through Friday people with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers, doctors, researchers and other healthcare professionals from around the world will convene in Portland, OR. The WPC’s mission is to facilitate an open worldwide dialog to help expedite a cure and best treatment practices for this devastating…

Day After

The hike team is shown above walking the Kendell Kat Walk and coming down Kendell ridge on the last day of our 9 day trip from Steven’s Pass to Snoqualmie pass. The King 5 television story of our success was aired Sunday night and Monday, the 28th and 29th of August. Thanks to our sponsor

Day 9: They made it!!

Our band of courageous hikers finished their final leg around 1:30 this afternoon! Several people hiked in to meet up with them around Snoqualmie Pass. They were greeted by 30 family and friends, as well as King 5 News and two tables of well-deserved food. After spending a few hours basking in the glory of…

More from Day 8

Earlier today, we received this picture from Ken Kisch: “Lunch with Patty after crossing under Chikamin” King 5 News plans to cover the celebration at Snoqualmie Pass, so check the TV channel and website Sunday and Monday. The first Pass to Pass hike ends but the team lives on with continuing donations to support Parkinson’s Disease research…

Day 8: The Final Stretch

Our adventurers sent us this photo this morning with the caption “Heading for pass above Park Lakes.” Nice selfie — looks like gorgeous weather, too. They’re in the final stretch! As a refresher, check out the map below to see an approximation of how much further they have to go. Thanks to our sponsor

Day 7: Rest Day!

We received a text today from Ken about what the team is doing today on their planned rest day. He and Frank hiked to the pass and looked at the Chikamin Traverse. Marcus and Jo hiked to the lower lakes and Patty and Alison did enjoyed some time at camp. Our team consists of hikers…

Day 6: Park Lake

Tonight’s blog post features an update from Nadean Meyer and route details from hiker Ken Kisch. From Nadean: It was exciting to receive a text from the team as they came into the Park Lake region. Crossing one creek was water up to their calves. Friday is a well deserved day of rest. The trail…

Day 5: All Smiles!

Hiker Ken Kisch sent us the above photos today from Pete Lake. Smiles all around! The remaining hikers are strong and their trail angels anticipate they are working hard and enjoying the great weather. Several angels plan to hike in Sunday morning until they meet the group on the trail! Dr. Aldred and his daughter…

Day 4: Keep on keepin’ on

The packers have come and gone for the first resupply. Sadly, hiker Dave had to withdraw from the trip for health reasons but he is okay now and resting. Dave’s brother Gary also withdrew from the hike to support Dave. The team remains strong in helping each other and hiking forward. Thanks to our sponsor

Day 3: No news is good news

We haven’t heard from our group of adventurers yet today, most likely because cell service is limited. Assuming no news is good news, the team left Hope Lake yesterday (Day 2) and headed up the crest bypassing Trap Lake, Surprise Lake, Glacier Lake, and Surprise Mountain and finally made camp their second night at Deception Lake…

Day 2: Hope Lake

We received a brief message from our intrepid hikers after the second day of hiking yesterday: The Hope Lake camp was beautiful, on to Deception Lakes. Also, unfortunately Cathy Mayhew had to drop out after one day because of an injury with her right foot. Luckily, there was a short two mile exit route off…