Denise Bogert, dedicated KTA member since 2011, will be hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine to increase homelessness awareness. She says, "I will do my best to complete the hike, but the goal is always homelessness awareness. I'm asking sponsors for a penny a mile (282) as I believe anyone can squeeze that in their budget."
Denise has requested that sponsorships be sent to any of the following charities:
Denise's hike will be published in the Huntingdon Daily News and on statecollege.com. KTA will post updates of her progress below and on our Facebook page as we receive them.
UPDATE 1 - 6.12.2018
I'm on the road heading for Route 80. I'm planning to arrive in Monson, park my car, and get a shuttle up to Katahdin Stream Campground, then head south from there back to Monson. I will keep you updated. I am hiking for the homeless, and we hikers, and backpackers in particular, are sort of homeless when we choose to hike the trails.
I plan on meeting Scot in 2 and a 1/2 weeks in Gorham and we will hike together through the Whites for as far as we can until he has to go back to work. If I still have miles to complete in Maine, I will go back and try to complete those. Scot hiked the Appalachian Trail in Maine last year, and I supported him while staying and volunteering at a homeless shelter in Skowhegan, Maine.
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