The hike and scenery were fantastic, but what is important was the reason. This was a fundraising event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Together the two dozen hikers raised over $150,000 for cancer research.
Almost a quarter of the group were cancer survivors. Hearing their stories and seeing their participation and dedication was inspiring. Some were hiking on their 10th anniversary of being diagnosed and some their first.
I am honored to have hiked and spent time with all the TnT folks.
I’m in Phoenix waiting to leave for the Grand Canyon area. We’ll stay there tonight and tomorrow hike down to Havasupai. It’s about 10 miles, all down hill. We will hike there on Saturday and back out on Sunday.
There are 26 of us from around the country here for the event.
It’s in the high 90’s so will be some warm hikes.
No Internet or cell coverage, but I’ll post a report and pics when we get back to Phoenix.
We finally got a high speed Internet connection! So we are now up to third world standards. Not through AT&T, of course, but through a satellite. We had previously been told that there were too many trees, but with a different company, and minus some trees, we were able to get a clear line of sight to a satellite.
The service seems pretty good. There is a little bit of a hesitation when I first connect to something, but once the download starts, it’s pretty quick. Uploads will be slower than the downloads, but I think i can live with that.
The coffee shop in Crystal Lake will have a drop in revenue without me stopping in almost every day.
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