Friends, I am absolutely turned upside down from excitement to be a part of this epic event!
This Summer, I am taking on a real mountaineering challenge: I will be climbing for the LGBTQ+ community and programs that support getting youth outdoors during the 2020 Trailmixer Fundraising Event at Mount Shasta, in Northern California. Over the course of 3 days, I will be hiking over 10 miles, and gaining as much as 7,000 feet in elevation up to the summit at 14,170 feet. Will you motivate me to get my butt up that mountain and make a donation? Lately I have been hiking as much as 35 miles per week and cycling 100 miles per week in preparation for this epic event!
Trailmixer (https://www.trailmixer.org/) is a nonprofit that promotes equity, access and inclusion through climbing events every year. We seek to raise funds for LGBTQ+ youth organizations. This year’s climb is helping to fund a summer camp scholarship program via Brave Trails (https://www.bravetrails.org/) for underserved LGBTQ+ kids from all over the US. Trailmixer believes in the power of community and the importance of LGBTQ+ youth having safe opportunities to explore the great outdoors.
In addition to the financial support we aim to provide, throughout the year Trailmixer members and hiking, naturalist, safety experts participate in leadership workshops and community events to offer hands-on training to the young adults to teach them mountaineering skills, wildlife observation techniques, first aid and more to further augment a positive experience so that they can grow up with the confidence that they can be whoever they want to be in our society.
Your donation will make a real difference in these kids’ lives. In order to maximize the funds donated by awesome people like you I will (and so will my climbing mates) cover my own costs for travel, lodging, food and gear for this event. Your donation is for the youth and is much appreciated.
Thanks so much!
Hello from the Trailmixer Team!
OUT Hiking for Our Community (Trailmixer)* is an organization of hikers that promote climbing events every year to raise funds for LGBTQ+ organizations. In 2020 Trailmixer’s 3-Day Climbing Fundraiser will be from July 17-19 at Mount Shasta. We are super excited to journey up this volcanic Cascade beauty – get your hiking boots on. At an elevation of 14,179 feet (4321.8 m), it is the second-highest peak in the Cascades and the fifth highest in California.
This Summer’s climb is helping fund the Camp Brave Trails scholarship program for underserved LGBTQ+ kids from all over the US. Trailmixer believes in the importance of helping kids engage with other LGBTQ+ youth.
Throughout the year, Trailmixer's members and volunteers participate in leadership workshops and community events to help provide kids with tools and skills to grow up with the confidence that they can be whoever they want to be in our society. We are working on developing new nature programs and activities with other factions of the LGBTQ+ community. Our work will grow more with your help.
So will you do it? Will you support us?
In order to maximize your donation, each climber will cover his/her own costs for travel, lodging, food and gear for this event.
In the name of all the participants and partners of Trailmixer, we thank you.
* OUT Hiking for Our Community, Inc. (dba: Trailmixer) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. EIN# 832-965-468