Moe Hikes The Appalachian Trail

$1,965 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 39 months
Moe Lemire
for The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development

My name is Moe Lemire and I have been given the opportunity to have the time, the resources, the community and the family support necessary to hike the Appalachian Trail this year.  To say thank you, I want to help raise money for the Catskill Center, an organization who works hard to protect the Catskill Mountains that I love (and live in). 

I started hiking the Appalachian Trail on April 6, 2016 on the summit of Springer Mountain in Georgia and will be hiking 2,190 miles north to the summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine. During the 5-6 months I'll be on the trail, I will be hiking through 14 different states and climbing and descending over 464,000 vertical feet! I know the trail will be a physical and mental challenge, but I know that it is something that I want to accomplish.

The money raised by this campaign will support the work of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, who have since 1969 led the effort to protect the more than 700,000 acres of the Catskill Park and Catskill Forest Preserve while support the communities of the Catskills.  The Center's mission is to to protect and foster the environmental, cultural and economic well-being of the Catskill region.  

Being an area that I live in and have family with deep roots in, the Catskills are incredibly important to me. I hike in the mountains almost daily. I volunteer with the New York New Jersey Trail Conference to help maintain hiking trails and lean-tos, and I support organizations like the Catskill Center who are protecting and preserving everything I love about the Catskills.

Having the chance to hike the Appalachian Trail is a blessing and by supporting the Catskill Center as I thru-hike the Trail, I know I am giving back to the mountains and the Park that have given me so much!

Please take a moment to support my campaign. It'll help me as I hike north to Maine to know that my hard work is paying off for the Catskills!

Thank you!
Support My Hike By Supporting The Catskills!

PS. Follow along on my hike northward on my Facebook Page at Moe Hikes the Appalachian Trail !
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I summitted Katahdin and made it. I did it. What a journey this has been and I'm eager to get back to the Catskills. I'm planning on completing all 3500 club peaks and attempting to walk every trail in the park. I look forward to getting back to the lean-to's. Please help support preserving the Catskills that I love so much and what helped me trail to complete the AT.
I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!
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It's summit day. Here I go can't believe this journey. Catskills I'm coming home.
Katahdin in the background
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I just made it out of the 100 mile wilderness, hungry, weak and tired. Doing ten miles tomorrow to birches campsite. Then summiting Katahdin Wednesday the 21st.
Last vista in the 100 mile wilderness.
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Made it to Monson and have my last resupply. In a few hours I head into the 100 mile wilderness.
The happy hikers!!
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Paula Pierre
39 months ago
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Good luck moe

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Peg DiBenedetto
34 months ago

Way to go!! What a tremendous lifetime adventure. Much admiration & good wishes for you.

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J Peter Senterman
35 months ago

I love you Moe! So proud of you!!

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$1,965 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 39 months
Created March 24, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development
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Arkville, NY
EIN: 237058142
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JL
$100
Jill LaBelle
33 months ago
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JL
$100
Jill LaBelle
33 months ago
RD
$25
Rosalind Dickinson and Michael Drillinger
33 months ago
1
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Congratulations! What an achievement!

$20
Stephanie Gould
33 months ago
1
1

Great Job, Can't wait to see you reach your Finish Line!!

VS
$100
Valerie S Sheehy
33 months ago
1
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Smitty must be so unbelievably proud of you!!! I know I am! ♥

$25
Jeff Senterman
33 months ago
1
1

Can't wait to be standing on top of Katahdin with you hunny! I love you so much and am so proud of you!!!

KM
$20
Ken Myett
33 months ago
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$50
Marlene McCallum
34 months ago
2
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Go Moe!!!

ST
$500
Sherrie Torrey
35 months ago
1
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I am so proud you're my brother. Can't wait for a big smelly hug from you! I'll bring the Swedish Fish.

ST
$100
Sharon Wiest AKA Trooper
35 months ago
1
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Paula Pierre
39 months ago
1
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Good luck moe

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Peg DiBenedetto
34 months ago

Way to go!! What a tremendous lifetime adventure. Much admiration & good wishes for you.

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J Peter Senterman
35 months ago

I love you Moe! So proud of you!!

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