For a good portion of my life I've had a dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. Over the last three years I worked hard doing research, experimenting with gear, and picking up many extra shifts and working overtime to fund this challenging adventure. I started this challange March 1, 2017. Due to unexpected injuries and weather I was not able to extend my finances to the end. I am humbly asking for assistance to help me achieve this once-in-a-lifetime dream. The funds I raise will provide food and help me hitch into town for re-supplies, pay for permits and a few shelters up north. Asking for financial assistance is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, but with your generosity I can conquer the mountain and myself.