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Hiking For Change

Kevin Mallory

Kevin Mallory

Since I was a child, nature has always had a special draw for me. The combination of order and chaos in the natural world creates incomparable beauty and wonder. Mountains, waterfalls, interesting flora, amazing fauna. Sometimes a short walk outside is all I need to deal with the stresses of modern, civilized life. However, danger is looming!

The latest IPCC climate report revealed that the earth faces catastrophic warming and storms if drastic measures aren't taken in the very near future. Fluorescent bulbs aren't enough, so I'm hiking the Pacific Crest Trail to raise awareness and funds for the cause of saving our only planet. For 5 months this year, I will be enduring physical and mental challenges to backpack 2650 miles from Mexico to Canada. I'm hiking the PCT to raise change to fight climate change.

I've chosen the Sierra Club as my primary charity, because of their track record of 125 years working to :
• Provide cleaner, cheaper, energy.
• Protect our land, water, and air.
• Save animals being threatened with extinction.
• Make the outdoors accessible for all of us.

Since I'm planning on hiking 2,650 miles, my goal is to raise $2,650. That's $1 a mile. If 100 friends and family each pledge 1 penny per mile ($26.50 total), I will make my financial goal. Are you willing to pledge a penny for each mile I hike?

To provide emotional support and follow my progress, please check out my hiking blog (hikingforchange.blogspot.com) or my FaceBook music page (facebook.com/Kevin-Mallory-Music-1035034253296792). Together we can keep our world livable and let our children, grandchildren, etc. enjoy nature the same way we do!

Thanks so much for your support and effort in this cause!
Kevin Mallory


Which will take more scratches, the sticker or me?

Gear testing on Appalachian Trail in February.

Muddy river crossing in Vilas, NC.

Chilly family walk in Vilas, NC.

Enjoying a January arctic blast in Vilas, NC.


raised of $2,650 goal


Recent Donations

1. The Kobašlija family
Good luck on this awesome adventure my friend! Hoping for great weather along the way all to the Canadian border!
2. Daniel Treitler
Good luck Kevin!
3. James Nelson
Penny a mile. Looking forward to your blogs!
4. Jean Todd
Thanks for doing this, Kevin! Important work. Stay safe and have fun.
5. Marijo Duprey
Delighted to support such a worthy cause! Good luck and Happy Trails.
6. Brooke Mallory
I am so proud of you and inspired by your dedication!