Blog: Hike4Hope

Angels, Yoga, and Landmarks

"It's day 108 for us, and we are near Bland, Virginia. We've hiked 1619 miles and we have 572 miles left. 

We met Scott, a Trail Angel who drove us around town to Hardee's and the post office and then took us back to the trail. He waited on us at every stop, and we were so thankful for him!

Our favorite hostel on the trail so far was Woods Hole, a cabin from 1840! It had so much character. We ate two good meals and even did yoga there.

We're at McAfee Knob, the most photographed place on the AT!"

— Maddie

 

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Misty in Virginia

"Hiking on a bald today in Virginia! So cloudy and misty, so we didn't have a view, but good terrain!"

— 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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More Friends on the Trail

"Here's a pic of our friends who came and brought us Chipotle burritos on the trail! The Moores live in Georgia, but Suzanne had a lacrosse event near where we were in Virginia. So they came and met us for a picnic for dinner! It was so uplifting because it's been raining on us for about two weeks."

— Maddie

 

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New Towns, Old Friends

"We met one of Maddie's college friends in Waynesboro, Virginia. We got to spend the night at her place, and she drove us around in the morning to help us get to the post office and grocery store."

— Trey

 

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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Hurricane Florence Update

"This week is a little stressful with the hurricane coming in. Parts of the trail are likely to close, and the rain and winds can be dangerous to walk in. We are taking a few days off at a hotel this weekend to wait out the storm. We will pray the hurricane does as little damage as possible to the Carolinas, and that we are able to stay safe.

Also, please pray for my hip. The past week, Trey has been carrying my water so that my pack is a little lighter to help with my hip. I'm not sure what's wrong with it, but I'm guessing it's overuse."

— Maddie

 

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We're Halfway There!

Trey and Maddie Cason have officially thru-hiked half of the Appalachian Trail! They're headed south toward Springer Mountain, Georgia, with 1090.5 miles remaining.

With donations from Hike4Hope supporters, Trey and Maddie have raised $6,716 so far, which will go toward Transformational Community Development (TCD) projects in Southeast Asia. Their goal is $219,000, so they still have a long way to go!

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Boiling Springs, Boiling Sun

"Today we made it to Boiling Springs, PA and tomorrow we’re crossing the halfway mark! Holy cow, we are excited. We walked through fields most of the day, so we were glad it was flat, but it was hot in the sun! Drank tons of water!"

— 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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Pennsylvania Rocks...Literally

"Our feet hurt and the rumor was true: Pennsylvania has the rocks!"

— 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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1,000 Miles

"We made it to mile #1,000! Here's where we've been so far...

Maine: The views in Maine were so gorgeous! Rocks and roots everywhere. The views were well worth the tough climbs. Staying at Shaw’s hostel is one of our favorite memories because it was the first time we got showers, after nine days on the trail. Having the luxuries of running water and a soft bed felt so good after our first long stretch of hiking. 

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New Shoes

"Our old shoes lasted 817.4 miles! We picked up new ones in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. A huge thanks to Pearl Izumi and Brooks! I got the same shoes as before (Brooks Cascadia), but Trey's were discontinued, so now he is wearing Altra Lone Peak 3.5. We love our trail runners."

— Maddie

 

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