Hiker Challenge participants and those who ride the STA van to and from the Trace know how vital our van is to the success of our programs. We average 3,000 miles a month driving the van to and from the Trace and in support of the work of the STA.
Several years ago, the current van was donated to us and we are grateful for the generous gift. But with the van now approaching 250,000 miles, we need to look at finding a suitable, second owner replacement that will be reliable and help us continue to see the work of the STA grow.
So in January of 2020 we are looking to replace the current van with a newer model a 2017 or 2018 that will hold up to the stress and strain of transporting backpackers and hikers to and from the Trace.
A newer van will cost around $25,000.00. With your support we hope to raise at much of the cost as we can to insure we have the resources on hand to continue to support the amazing growth of our programs and those who look to the STA for support in their individual backpacking, hiking adventures.
Your tax deductible gift will insure we are meeting the needs of the trail community.
More information about The Sheltowee Trace Association: A 501(c)3 non-profit formed to protect, preserve, and promote the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail as a significant national resource for the enjoyment of hikers, bikers, and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people.