Hiking on backcountry trails helps many people re-connect with nature and with places within themselves that get obscured in the daily hustle and bustle. A few days in the solitude of the trail re-grounds them and helps preserve their mental health.
HIKE for Mental Health is a nonprofit organization that operates nationwide with a mission to both increase public awareness of the challenges faced by those afflicted by mental illness and their families and to promote responsible use of wilderness trails.
My challenge is hiking the John Muir Trail for my 30th birthday; a trail that stretches 211 miles from Yosemite National Park to the summit of Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevadas. I’ll be spending three weeks backpacking in the wilderness, starting at an elevation of 9,000 feet and ending at 14,505 feet (the highest point in the contiguous United States).
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