Trees and Mountains

Join the adventure.

Our incredible friend and Captain at Royal Family Kids Camp is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime with his son, Adam.

Follow along as they hike the Appalachian Trail from start to finish.

2,194 miles. Each mile makes an impact.

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The Mission:

Hike the Appalachian Trail.

This adventure has a deeper purpose.
At Hope 1312 Collective, we often say what is broken in relationship can only be healed in relationship.

Tim and Adam are a beautiful example of this belief. The Lord's faithfulness lead them on their healing journey as father and son. Now they get the chance to take this epic adventure together.

As they hike, you can give.
Every single dollar raised during their hike will go directly to Hope 1312 Collective's generational investment fund to ensure children keep receiving Hope and healing through relationships for years and year to come.

Follow along with Trawler (Tim) and Tinker (Adam) here:

Trail names are tradition on the AT and each one represent pieces of the hiker's story. Check out the journal to learn more about Trawler & Tinker's names. 

 | Journal will be updated regularly when signal is available. |

They hike the miles. Your donation makes the difference.

Travel along the trail.
How many miles will you give to children in hard places?

The Goal:

Heal through relationships.

For Tim and Adam, the goal of hiking the Appalachian Trail from start to finish is personal and relational. As father and son, they've been through a lot together. Much like what they may face on the trail, they've weathered storms, tough terrain, and fear of the unknown. Along that same journey, they've also witnessed God's ability to transform their hardship into healing no matter the odds stacked against them.

Join us in prayer for their continued healing together, and that The Lord will guide their every step as they create unforgettable memories along the trail.

The Facts:

The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only trail in the world, stretching from Georgia to Maine.

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LOCATION

Southern Terminus:

Springer Mountain, Georgia

Northern Terminus:

Mt. Katahdin, Maine

THE PACK

Tim and Adam's packs will weigh approximately 20 lbs. excluding food and water.

 

Here's a glimpse of what will they'll carry each day:

  • Hammock

  • Sleeping quilt

  • Sleeping pad

  • Tarp

  • 750 ml cooking pot 

  • Pocket rocket stove and fuel canister

  • First aid kit

  • Water filter to purify drinking water

  • Food bag with cord to hang out of reach of bears

TIMELINE

Start:

Tuesday, March 29th

Finish: 

(on or before)

Saturday, October 15th

| 6 months or less |

THE HIKE

The AT is approximately 5-5.5 million steps.

 

Tim and Adam will hammock camp most nights.  Some nights they will sleep in  three sided shelters that are every 8-12 miles on the trail. If the weather is "perfect,"  they will "cowboy" camp on the ground and under the stars.

Have you heard of trail magic?

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