Smoky Scout is going for 1000

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I just wanted to give a shout out and make everyone aware of a new blog I recently discovered. The name of the blog is called the “Great Smoky Mountains Girl Scout Challenge.” This is a particularly noteworthy blog because the author, Smoky Scout, is raising money to help support the Girl Scouts in North Carolina.

To do this, she is hiking all of the trails in the Smoky Mountains with the goal of raising $20,000. There are well over 800 miles in the Park – and it will require her to hike roughly 1000 miles in order to cover them all. Furthermore, she’s going to accomplish this in just one year!

Donations to this challenge will help to fund camp scholarships, backpacking equipment, and will also help towards organizing hiking groups for inner-city girls. The needs are great and the benefits are even greater.

As a result of this challenge, Smoky Scout will also become a member of the exclusive 900 Miler Club, reserved only for the few that hike every single mile in the Smokies. Please visit her site to follow along as she accomplishes this worthy goal.


1 comment

smoky scout said...

Thanks for the mention, Jeff - now I really need to get to work! I had a recent short mid-week trip that I need to write up and I am heading back out by the end of July. I'm trying to hike high up for the cooler temps. I am using your trail write-ups to help me make decisions and I really appreciate all the great information.