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2021 hikes complete; 2022 planning begins soon

We’ve completed our seven 2021 hikes on four trails in three states. We’ll soon begin planning and recruiting for 2022 trips (Parkinson’s hikers/Parkies, support hikers and Trail Angels). We’ve had a great time on the trails and expect another season of epic hiking.

You may indicate your interest on our Contact Page. Potential hikers are asked to complete an application profile packet.

Support hikers are expected to assist Parkies when needed. While Parkies should be fully capable of hiking on their own, PD carries with it a fair amount of uncertainty as to what debilitating motor symptoms and non-motor symptoms may crop up.  That is why we need the support hikers for carrying a little extra, setting up camp, filtering water, guiding people across difficult trail sections, etc.

PasstoPass.org 2021 Trip Schedule

  • Washington Trip #1  White Pass to Chinook Pass (Northbound PCT) July 30- August 4, 2021- difficulty rating moderate, 30 miles- Trip Leader Dave Baumgart
  • Washington Trip #2– Chinook Pass to White Pass (Southbound PCT)  August 4-9, 2021-difficulty rating moderate, a little less elevation gain than trip #1, 30 miles Trip Leader Linda Lee
  • Washington Trip #3– Goat Rocks, Walupt Lake to Berry Patch  August 10-15, 2021-difficuly rating moderate’ plus, 25-32 miles with options Trip Leader Linda Lee
  • Washington Trip #4  Berry Patch to Walupt Lake August 15-20, 2021 difficulty rating moderate plus, 25-32 miles with options, George Trifonov
  • Oregon Trip #5  Three Sisters Wilderness  Devil’s Lake to Lava Camp (Northbound PCT ) August 6-11, 2021- difficulty rating easy, 25 miles Trip Leaders Rich Denman, Julia Chapman,  and Jerry Jones
  • Oregon Trip  #6 Three Sisters Wilderness Lava Camp to Devil’s Lake (Southbound PCT) August 11-16, 2021- difficulty rating easy, 25 miles Trip Leader Derek Torry
  • California Trip #7 A section depending upon permits of John Muir Trail – Horse Meadows to Onion Valley Trailhead, 50 miles , July 6-July 14, 2021  most difficult, full packs not llama supported, Trip Leader Derek Torry

* All hikes start at 10 am at trailhead             * Trips #1-6 are llama supported

Contact Bill Meyer “spokanebill@gmail.com” or 509-991-1212. All applications go through Bill Meyer

Who: We’ll soon be recruiting participants for 2022 (Parkinson’s hikers/Parkies, support hikers and Trail Angels).  If interested, please sign up on our Contact Page. Support hikers are expected to assist Parkies when needed. While Parkies should be fully capable of making the trip on their own, PD carries with it a fair amount of uncertainty as to what debilitating motor symptoms and non-motor symptoms may crop up. That is why we need the support hikers for carrying a little extra, setting up camp, filtering water, guiding people across difficult trail sections, etc.

Llamas: Four llamas will carry approximately 25 lbs. for each Parkie hiker plus community gear.

Personal Gear: Parkies hike with a smaller day pack (10-20 lbs). Support hikers carry a full pack.

Community Gear: May include Rollo chairs, EXped sleeping pads, hand washing system, fly tarp, fuel cartridges,  comprehensive first aid kit, inReach Explorer, radios, maps, and water filter system.