One Hiker's Journey
Roger Bischoff hiked all 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Seattle, threw a party to auction off photos, and donated the proceeds to WTA.
With winter fast approaching, most of us are hiking a little closer to home. It's a fitting time of year, then, to pick up a book like 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle by Bryce Stevens and Andrew Weber.
Recently, the 60 Hikes book inspired Roger Bischoff of Bellevue to undertake a pretty amazing project. Read on, and you'll see what I mean.
When Roger began training for a Denali expedition, he used the 60 Hikes book as his guide, bringing a camera to chronicle each hike. What started as an effort to stay in shape soon turned into much more.
This past summer, Roger assembled the best photos from his hikes into a one-night exhibit, auction and celebration called 60 Hikes, 60 Miles, 60 Photos. He planned to donate all of the funds raised to WTA so that others will have the opportunity to enjoy the same trails.
With help from friends, family and local businesses -- and the generous support of all who attended the event -- Roger's efforts raised $5,545 for Washington Trails Association. Wow!
Thank you, Roger, for sharing the beauty of Washington's mountains, forests and shorelines, and for giving so generously to the trails you love.