mYAMAdventure is a program established by YAMA Mountain Gear to help aspiring long-distance hikers, and give back to those protecting our trail systems.
If you dream of thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), but are a little uneasy about the proposition of hiking 2,660 some miles from Mexico to Canada, the mYAMAdventure program may be just what you need to make it happen. With this program, we aim to help aspiring long-distance hikers while giving back to those protecting our trail systems.
mYAMAdventure connects participating hikers with mentors experienced in long-distance hikes. Mentors share knowledge and advice during the planning process and address several important topics. Gear makers who have teamed up with mYAMAdventure provide some of the needed gear. In return, each hiker is asked to fundraise for the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA), with a group goal to raise $12,500. Participating hikers share photos and stories from their journey in hopes of inspiring others to pursue their own dreams, perhaps even embark on their own long hike someday.
We’re seeking five to ten PCT hopefuls to hike in 2017. If you think you’d be a good match, please read the 2017 Program Details and submit your application!