Two young men, Nathan Henthorn and Alex Olson, will walk the 2,600 mile Pacific Crest Trail beginning March 18, 2018 at the southern tip near San Diego, CA, and ending at the northern tip at the Canadian border.
Along the way, they plan to raise awareness for the plight of homeless and runaway youth, and raise money for Project Oz to help those youth. All funds donated on their donation page will go directly to Project Oz.
Here is why Nathan and Alex are embarking on this walk:
I’m 19 years old, and have always loved the outdoors while camping, hiking, and backpacking.
Alex and I have been close friends since 7th grade. After my mom passed, he was there for me when I felt most alone. My church has also been a big inspiration.
During our sophomore year, when Alex shared his idea for this walk, I immediately wanted to join him. We spent the next three years preparing, which included my losing 60 lbs.
I wish I’d know about Project Oz when one of my high school friends was kicked out of his home and had nowhere to stay but in my garage. I want to do all I can to help homeless youth in his position.
I’m 18 years old and am embarking on a long-awaited adventure with my good friend, Nate. I’ve prepared and dreamed of this trip for the past three years.
Nate and I will walk the Pacific Crest Trail as we travel 2,600 miles across desert and mountain terrain to overcome challenges and grow, while finding inspiration as we experience the nature and beauty of life.
We hope our efforts will help Project Oz help runaways, so that one day they too will reach their aspirations.
To donate toward their goal of $2,600, please go to their donation page here.