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Indian Point Loop Hike

February 11, 2017 • Cascade Locks, OR

Enjoy unique rock formations laden with moss...
Appreciate a peaceful and quiet forested path...
Reward yourself with spectacular expansive views of the gorge...

These are just a few of the attractions on the 7.6 mile Indian Point Loop hike in Cascade Locks, OR.

Located about an hour from Portland, this challenging loop in Mt. Hood National Forest will be well worth the effort for the fantastic views you will encounter.

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Registration Is Free

Instead of charging a fee, we ask your help raising funds for mental health research and trail maintenance.

It's fast and easy! When you register, you will be able to personalize a sponsorship page and share it through email and your favorite social media such as Facebook or Instagram. How does it work?  

Every little bit helps, and there is no minimum to raise – we just ask that you help us spread the word, then come join us on the trail.

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Get a Free Hiking Shirt

Our quick-dry shirts look and feel great, on or off the trail.

Every registered hiker who raises at least $100 will receive a HIKE for Mental Health shirt as a token of our appreciation.

Available in men's or women's sizes SMALL – XXL.

When you register, we will ask your size preference. Once you reach $100 in donations to your fundraising page, we will get your shirt to you.

If you hit the $100 ten days before the hike, your hike leader will have your shirt for you on hike day. Otherwise, we will mail it to you after the hike.

So help us raise money and awareness for this great cause.

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For a Good Cause

HIKE for Mental Health is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

All contributions are tax deductible, and 100% of the hike donations support our mission.

Eighty cents of every dollar funds mental health programs, including break-through scientific research into PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar spectrum disorders, depression and other major mental ilnesses. Through research we can find better ways to alleviate the suffering that affects 1 in 4 American families.

A portion of those proceeds from this hike will stay locally, with Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. Our hike leader, Christine works there and shares this comment:

I've worked for Cascadia for a little over a year now and it's been a very humbling and educational experience. This company does difficult work and employs some really incredible people. I'm inspired constantly by my teammates and the leadership of the organization. As a whole, the company is moving into integrated health, something I believe in wholeheartedly and is the reason I accepted a position with them. We had a 4 year grant to bring primary care services into the mental health setting and this revolutionized the vision of the organization. We are now post grant and just couldn't let the end be permanent. With the help of large doners and fundraising efforts, we are building a new site that will house primary care, mental health, addictions, housing resources, and treatment teams which all communicate and work together for the well being of our amazing clients. We are also hopeful for a second grant to help us bring primary care back to the Woodland Park location where I practice and am single handedly building a wellness program for our clients. We are looking to have primary care services back in our location this Spring for good.

The remaining twenty percent of the funds raised maintain wilderness trails across the U.S. By supporting non-profit, volunteer groups that care for our trails, we help preserve wilderness experiences for generations to come. Where the money goes.

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Hike Details

Location: Indian Point Loop Hike, Cascade Locks, OR
Date: February 11, 2017
Time: 8 AM  - 4 PM. Exact times and locations with directions provided to registered hikers only.
Distance: Approximately 7.6 miles.
Difficulty level: Difficult
Suitable for beginners? Not recommended for inexperienced hikers.
Registration fee Registration is free.
Pet friendly? We love dogs, but the hike up would be very challenging for a furry friend.
Sponsorship amount: The hike goal is $1,000. There is no minimum required to join the hike, but if every hiker raised $200, we would get very close to our goal.
Free shirt: Hikers who raise $100 or more will receive a free HIKE for Mental Health quick-dry hiking shirt.
Hike director: Christine DykemaJust returning from hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Christine is excited to offer this hike in northwest Oregon with HIKE for Mental Health. In her own words, “Nature has incredible healing powers and I'd like to teach that to my clients and the folks in my community.” Christine is also an advocate for raising awareness around mental healthcare and the sigma that surrounds it. Currently, she is developing a hiking group for anxiety and depression symptom reduction. We are honored and grateful to add Christine to our volunteer base.

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Trail Map

Every HIKE for Mental Health is an opportunity to:

  • get away from the hustle and bustle of work-a-day life and enjoy the beauty of Nature
  • renew old friendships and make new ones
  • have a great time hiking with a good group of people
  • stand up against the stigma of mental illness
  • discover your new favorite get-away
  • raise money for a great cause

Come on out and join us!

Registration is closed.

Questions

If you have any questions or ideas, please contact us.

We are glad to talk with you about your hike and how you can help HIKE for Mental Health.

We hope you will make HIKE for Mental Health a part of your hike.

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