We Hike to Make a Difference.
For the past seven years, our annual charity hikes have raised tens of thousands of dollars for our beneficiaries.
Mineral King - Sequoia National 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 to benefit the scholarship program for Brave Trails Camp.
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.
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.
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.
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.