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Alasdair Fowler
(MessiahKhan) - F

Locale: Newcastle, UK
Walking 2650 miles to help feed the homeless - Please sponsor us :) on 04/07/2012 02:23:55 MDT Print View

Me and my wife are going to walk from Mexico to Canada on the PCT, starting on April 26th this year. It should take us just under 6 months to cover the 2650miles all being well.

We are raising money to help feed and shelter the homeless through a charity called People's Kitchen;

[url]http://www.peopleskitchen.co.uk/[/url]

Please take a moment to sponsor us. Any amount, little or large is greatly appreciated. You can sponsor us via thanksgiving;

[url]http://www.justgiving.com/BearandBoy[/url]

With the current financial climate, a lot of people have fallen on hard times. Just take a moment to consider those who have fallen the furthest and are now sleeping on the streets and struggling to feed themselves. People's Kitchen does a great job of working directly with those people to help feed them and get them back on their feet.

If you want to follow our progress, you can do so by reading our blog;

[url]http://www.afowler.co.uk/adventures/[/url]

or follow us on twitter;

[url]http://twitter.com/#!/bear_and_boy[/url]

We will be trying to write regular updates as we go along. And being a photographer, there should be a whole load of photos when we get back!

Thanks for reading, and thanks for any support, it is greatly appreciated! :)

John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
Very Kind of You on 04/09/2012 16:37:19 MDT Print View

Raising money to feed the homeless is fantastic. I wish you well on your hike.

One think I'd like to say is about your timeline. 6 months will have you hiking in snow within the state of Washington. The average PCT hiker takes around 4 1/2 months and finishes up around mid-September; right before the heavy snowfall begins. You will probably be leaving the trail early if you shoot for a 6 month hike. You don't want to be on the trail when the snow starts.
John