The Nomadic Hearts

Ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough, ain't no river wide enough, to keep me from finishing the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). My name is Sam Lillie, I just graduated from San Jose State and have decided to thru-hike the PCT to raise money for the American Heart Association's Heart Walk. A thru-hike is a long distance hike from start to finish. These hikes can last from weeks to months.

The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2,661 mile (4,286 km) hike from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada.
At a pace of 20 miles a day, I should be able to finish in 5 months.

During the 5 month trek, I will face an elevation change of over 420,000+ ft. That's like walking from sea level to the summit of Mt. Everest...17 times!

I know everyone can't take 5 months off from work to hike with me, but I encourage all to join me on the trail and be apart of this journey.

I hope to raise $2,000 for the American Heart Association to reduce cardiovascular disease and bring further awareness and education to the public. All proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association.

You can follow me along the trail by "liking" my facebook page:

Thanks for all the support!

  • Lauren Kaye 
    • $10 
    • 67 mos
  • Dave Bramley 
    • $100 
    • 67 mos
  • Henry Jaime 
    • $50 
    • 68 mos
  • John Trotter 
    • $50 
    • 68 mos
  • Joe E 
    • $100 
    • 69 mos
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Sam Lillie 
La Mesa, CA
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