Blog: Hike4Hope

Hike4Hope is Complete!

It has been a long and tiring journey, as well as an incredibly rewarding one, and Maddie and Trey Cason have finally completed the Hike4Hope! They crossed the southbound finish line on Saturday, Nov. 10 in Georgia. 

The Casons, as well as all of us at GHNI, are so thankful for your support along the way. Every gift was not just a meaningful boost of confidence for our hikers, but also a significant step toward the Casons' goal to empower a village in Southeast Asia. 

Last Leg

"So excited we're in Georgia. We're thankful that we made it this far, and we're excited to finish this week! We have 56 miles left."

— Maddie

 

Trey and Maddie Cason are about to become long-term humanitarian aid workers for GHNI, but first, they're hiking the entire Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and support for GHNI. Click here to learn more and see how you can get involved!

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2,000 Miles

"Here's us crossing the 2,000-mile mark! 190.9 to go!"

— Maddie

 

Trey and Maddie Cason are about to become long-term humanitarian aid workers for GHNI, but first, they're hiking the entire Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and support for GHNI. Click here to learn more and see how you can get involved!

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A Visit from Old Friends

"Yesterday, it snowed on us a little bit. We used plastic bags for our hands and feet for waterproofing...didn't really work! We picked up some hand warmers in town that we're going to use today.

The school I used to work for has a hiking club, and they came to hike with us yesterday. They met us on the trail and brought us food for our next resupply!"

— Maddie

 

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Hike4Hope on MyOpenCountry

Hike4Hope is getting some recognition from sources outside of Global Hope Network. The camping and hiking website MyOpenCountry recently heard about Hike4Hope, and they thought it was a great story. Check out their take on this thru-hike for a good cause!

While you're at it, MyOpenCountry offers a lot of valuable information for outdoors enthusiasts. Here are a few more of their recent posts to help you prepare for an upcoming hike or camping trip:

Wintry Mix

"We're in the Smoky Mountains. We stayed in Gatlinburg with friends to avoid the wintry mix! We could only hike 8 miles yesterday, and rested the rest of the day. Two days until our next town, Fontana Village, and that will be the end of the Smoky Mountains."

— Maddie

 

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Bee Sting #3

"I got stung by another bee and my hand swell up really bad for two days. You can see my middle finger knuckle in the photo. I've been stung three times on the trail. It hurts every time! Luckily Benadryl does the trick!"

— Maddie

 

Trey and Maddie Cason are about to become long-term humanitarian aid workers for GHNI, but first, they're hiking the entire Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and support for GHNI. Click here to learn more and see how you can get involved!

DONATE NOW!

Balds in Tennessee

"Here's us in Tennesse near Roan Mountain. Beautiful balds! Loved walking through them!"

— Maddie

 

Trey and Maddie Cason are about to become long-term humanitarian aid workers for GHNI, but first, they're hiking the entire Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and support for GHNI. Click here to learn more and see how you can get involved!

DONATE NOW!

Rocky Top Tennessee

"Now we are in Tennessee! We've hiked 1762.9 miles and have 428 miles to go!"

— Maddie

 

Trey and Maddie Cason are about to become long-term humanitarian aid workers for GHNI, but first, they're hiking the entire Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and support for GHNI. Click here to learn more and see how you can get involved!

DONATE NOW!

A Little Help From Our Friends

"Our friends came for the weekend to hike with us. Aaron, Lexi, and Britt all packed in one pack, so that they could carry our packs for two whole days! They were rockstars and we were so thankful for the treat!"

— Maddie

 

Trey and Maddie Cason are about to become long-term humanitarian aid workers for GHNI, but first, they're hiking the entire Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and support for GHNI. Click here to learn more and see how you can get involved!

DONATE NOW!

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