Past Climbs

We Hike to Make a Difference.

For the past eight years, our annual charity hikes have raised close to $150,000 to support our scholarship fund for LGBTQ+ youth and services to the community.


Mount Shasta, California

Length: 30.6 miles • Summit: 12,400 feet • Elevation Gain: 8,559 feet

July 16-19, 2020

We assembled a stellar team of 11 volunteer climbers to trek up one of the most gorgeous mountains in California - Mount Shasta. The experience was an incredible challenge physically and mentally. We all worked hard to get our climbing gear organized, our arses in gear with training hikes to maintain the ascending trajectory of our fundraising. And we did it. We raised over $30,000 and all monies went directly to Trailmixer programming for deserving LGBTQ+ youth. 


Mineral King - Sequoia N. Park, California

Length: 30.6 miles • Summit: 12,400 feet • Elevation Gain: 8,559 feet

July 19-21, 2019

Mineral King was a weekend experience. Eleven of us participated of Trailmixer's Climbing Event Fundraiser. We each took 66,221 steps, climbed for 30 miles with a total altitude gain of over 8500 ft; and we raised over $20,000 for the Trailmixer schollarship fund benefiting LGBTQ+ youth. This remote area of Sequoia National Park was a beautiful backdrop for the several climbs we did over the weekend, with the highlight being the main climb up to Sawtooth Peak, summit 12,400ft.


Mount Saint Helens, Washington 

Length: 10 miles • Summit:  8,366 feet • Elevation Gain: 3,911 feet

July 17, 2018

Several of the returning hikers wanted to climb a volcano, so we traveled to Washington State to climb Mount Saint Helens.

Sixteen of us climbed made the incredibly steep ascent over miles of volcanic boulders and up the sheer ash summit to the top, raising over $10,000 for The Trevor Project.


Mount Whitney, California

Length: 21 miles • Summit: 14,505 feet • Elevation Gain: 6,094 feet

June 21, 2015

In our third year, we climbed Mount Whitney, which at 14,505 feet is the tallest mountain in the continental United States.  This hike required months of training for all ten of us. Starting at 3:30 AM, we climbed endlessly upward through forest, snow and rock into incredibly thin air, pushing our limits. We were incredibly proud to raise over $20,000 for The Alzheimer's Association.


Mount San Jacinto, California

Length: 11 miles • Summit: 10,804 feet • Elevation Gain: 4,244 feet 

June 21, 2014

Year two saw double the number of hikers as we climbed 10,834 feet above Palm Springs to the top of Mount San Jacinto, the second highest peak in Southern California. 


We raised over $7,000 for The Alzheimer’s Association.


Mount Baldy, California

Length: 11 miles • Summit: 10,069 feet • Elevation Gain: 3,911 feet

June 21, 2013

Our first year, five of us climbed 11 steep miles in seven hours to the 10,069-foot summit of Mount Baldy, the highest point in Los Angeles County and raised over $3,000 for The Alzheimer’s Association. 


Friendships were born that have continued through seven years of fundraising climbs.


Yosemite’s Half Dome, California

Length: 17 miles • Summit: 8,836 feet • Elevation Gain:  4,936 feet

June 20,  2016

Fifteen hikers climbed 17 miles to the top of Half Dome, Yosemite’s most iconic mountain. The final ascent up the bare rock face tried everyone’s nerves. Eventually, we all summited and looked over the sheer edge into the valley thousands of feet below. 


We raised over $10,000 for The Alzheimer’s Association, bringing our 4-year fundraising total to over $40,000 for the organization.


Buckskin Gulch, Utah

Length: 23 miles, 2 days

July 3, 2017

Year 5 we tackled a very different sort of challenge: the world’s longest slot canyon, 23 miles and 2 days through an otherworldly landscape of sculpted sandstone. It was much harder than we expected because of uneven terrain of rock, sand, boulder piles and mud up to our waists, carrying camping gear and two days of water on our backs.


Thirteen hikers participated, raising over $19,000 for The Trevor Project.

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