Details

We are currently in the preliminary stages of planning for 2019.

Details will be added as they become finalized.

Joshua Tree Base Camp Hikes

Trip Leader: Derek Torry 626-826-7298

Where: Joshua Tree National Park, Black Rock Campground

When: March 14-18, 2019

Event: Daily hikes in the Joshua Tree desert (5-7 miles, moderate and mostly flat), beginning and ending at Base Camp (car/tent camping). Open to Parkies and friends and family with capacity for 24 in four campsites. More campsites may be made available, depending on demand and timing. Campsite, meals and water (it’s a desert, after all) provided for a nominal fee of $20 per person per day. Possible RV bunks available. This promises to be a fun and exciting alternative to the through hikes scheduled for later in the year. The Joshua Tree National Park is a stunningly beautiful desert landscape with a clear night sky for unparalleled star gazing. More details upon request.

Join us for all 5 days, just a few days, or make it a nice day trip!

Who: We are presently recruiting for 2019 participants (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 hikng 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 and guiding people across difficult trail sections, etc.

PCT Trip #1

Trip Leader: David Baumgart, Bill Meyer 509-991-1212- co-leaders

Where: Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from Chinook Pass to White Pass. For trail maps and trail profile see www.pctmap.net Section I.

When: August 3-7, 2019

How Far: Approximately 29 miles. We will average around 6 miles per day with moderate elevation gains and losses and great views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams.

Who: We are presently recruiting for 2019 participants (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 and guiding people across difficult trail sections, etc.

Llamas: Three llamas will carry approximately 25 lbs for each Parkie hiker and community gear.

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

Community Gear: May include Rollo chairs, fly tarp, comprehensive first aid kit, inReach Explorer, radios, and water filter system.

 

PCT Trip #2

Trip Leader: Brian Lorenson 509-944-5643

Where: Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) southbound from White Pass to Forest Rd 5603 (Potato Hill) through the Goat Rocks Wilderness. For trail maps and trail profile see www.pctmap.net Section H

When: August 7-13, 2019

How Far:  Approximately 44 miles. We will average 7 miles per day with some fairly severe elevation gains and losses. This hike involves strenuous trails in rough terrain.

Who: We are presently recruiting for 2019 participants (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 and guiding people across difficult trail sections, etc.

Llamas: Three llamas will carry approximately 25 lbs for each Parkie hiker and community gear.

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

Community Gear: May include Rollo chairs, fly tarp, comprehensive first aid kit, inReach Explorer, radios, and water filter system.

PCT Trip #3

Trip Leader: To be determined

Where: Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) southbound from Forest Rd 5603 (Potato Hill) through the Indian Heaven Wilderness. For trail maps and trail profile see www.pctmap.net Section H

When: August 13-19, 2019

How Far:  Approximately 52 miles. This is a longer, but gentler hike through the parklike terrain of Indian Heaven on the flanks of Mt. Adams.

Who: We are presently recruiting for 2019 participants (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 and guiding people across difficult trail sections, etc.

Llamas: Three llamas will carry approximately 25 lbs for each Parkie hiker and community gear.

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

Community Gear: May include Rollo chairs, fly tarp, comprehensive first aid kit, inReach Explorer, radios, and water filter system.

 

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