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About Hike For Discovery

Hike For Discovery was an adventure fundraising program for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (it is now Team In Training - HIKE ). In exchange for raising money to promote research to find a cure for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and Myeloma, the society provides training and resources all leading up to an adventure weekend in one of America's beautiful national parks.

Have fun, travel, learn new skills, enjoy nature, and make new friends all while raising money and awareness for a great cause.

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Maryland Chapter Hike For Discovery 2008
The Maryland Chapter is Going to Yosemite

In 2007 I participated in the inaugural season of Hike for Discovery (now Team In Training - HIKE ) for the Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I personally raised nearly $5000 for cancer research and traveled to Grand Canyon National Park where I hiked into the canyon with the team I spent months training with. I was really inspired by the stories I heard and the people I met so when I was asked to be Hike Leader for the 2008 season I jumped at the chance.

In 2008 the Maryland Chapter had another great team training hard for an event weekend, this time in Yosemite National Park. As a team we raised over $100,000 dollars to fight blood cancers. I couldn’t have done it without the support of last year’s hike leader, Patti, four fantastic mentors who are all alumni from the 2007 Maryland team, and Julie our LLS Campaign Manager.

  Timeline of Events
Jan 19, 2008  to   Feb 2, 2008Info Meetings--
Feb 9, 2008Kickoff Breakfast - Carrie Murray Nature Center0.5
Feb 16, 2008NCR Trail - Powdermill Rd2.5
Mar 1, 2008Oregon Ridge - Pancake Breakfast4.0
Mar 15, 2008Gunpowder Falls - Hereford Area6.0
Mar 29, 2008Sugarloaf Mountain5.0
Apr 5, 2008Caledonia State Park, PA7.0
Apr 12, 2008Catoctin Mountain7.5
Apr 19, 2008PenMar Park to Devil's Racecourse10.5
May 3, 2008Weverton Cliffs to Gathland State Park20.0
May 10, 2008Washington Monument to Annapolis Rocks10.5
May 17, 2008Shenandoah - White Oak Canyon7.5
May 31, 2008Shenandoah - Old Rag Mountain8.0
Jun 7, 2008Patapsco - Trail Maintenance & Family Day--
June 14, 2008Yosemite National Park, CA9.0

Hike for Discovery Boot Logo  About Yosemite National Park

Each year over 3.5 million people visit Yosemite National Park. Located about 150 miles east of San Francisco in the central Sierra Nevada of California, it's 750,000 acres is home to granite cliffs, waterfalls, giant sequoia groves, 800 mile of hiking trails, and the famous Half Dome.

Yosemite became the first natural area ever set aside for protection when Abraham Lincoln signed a bill on June 30, 1864 making it an inalienable public trust. This act was a first step to setting up the National Park System and on October 1, 1890, with the help of John Muir, Yosemite became the second National Park.

When setting out on a hike in Yosemite you can expect breathtaking views whether you plan on climbing thousands of feet to the top of Half Dome or just taking a leisurely walk in Yosemite Valley.

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