At age 64 I will be hiking the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range starting on June 5. The JMT is 225 miles long. We will be starting at the Happy Isles trailhead in the Yosemite Valley and will be concluding the hike at Whitney Portal, after summiting Mt. Whitney on our final day. Mt. Whitney is the highest peak at 14,505 feet in the continental United States. This will undoubtedly be the most difficult challenge of my life as it will consist of climbing approximately 50,000 vertical feet, carrying a 45-pound pack, and sleeping on the ground the entire time. The Fallbrook Food Pantry is an organization I believe in. In 2020 they distributed over one million pounds of food to needy families. Any amount you pledge will be great!! I will be posting my progress frequently on Facebook during the hike but will not be able to post pictures as the satellite device I will be using for posting doesn't support uploading pictures. All money you pledge will go directly to the Fallbrook Food Pantry and is tax deductible.