Hike with a Cause

February 18, 2008 at 2:35 pm 9 comments

**3/31/2008 Edit** – The charity for this hike has changed.  See Geek Hike Gets a New Charity.

One of my cousin‘s classmates, Joe Frambach, will start his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail on May 1st of this year. He’s hiking to raise funding and awareness for Gilda’s Club Western Pennsylvania, an organization which provides emotional support for families affected by cancer.

**3/31/2008 Note** – Yeah, I’m not sure how to update the below paragraph.  I still love the AT and dogs, so I’ll let it stick. 🙂

I love the Appalachian Trail, I absolutely adore dogs and I certainly don’t mind deducting charitable donations from my taxes. With the exception of the last part about taxes, I have plenty of pictures to support my claims (Pictures about taxes tend to be boring).

Two of my loves- Appalachian Trail and a dog

As you can expect, Joe’s fundraiser is pretty appealing to me. If you are interested in donating as well, you may do so via his First Giving site.

Additional Links
My cousin’s original post on Joe’s hike.

Entry filed under: Appalachian Trail, Hiking.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sour Swinger  |  February 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Awesome! Thanx Vicky!

  • 2. Joe Frambach  |  February 18, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I decided to google “Hike With A Cause” just to see what would come up, and this blog post was on the front page. Wow, thank you so so much for your help! Both you and Jordan – I owe you big time.

  • 3. geekhiker  |  February 18, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Just how do you get the pooch to pose like that? Years of training?

    Sounds like an excellent cause. 🙂

  • 4. Sour Swinger  |  February 18, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Vicky’s blog sees alot more traffic and as such gets a higher page rank. I’m on page two. 😦

    Vicky can actually be quite deceiving. She secretly has a stuff animal that looks just like her dog. Does a little Gimp (down with photoshop), and yields such incredible life like pics as the one you see here.

  • 5. tgaw  |  February 18, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    @geekhiker – Jimmie has always naturally been a great poser for pictures. Henry (the beagle) is not. Henry hiking pictures are usually the result of excessive shots and/or pure luck.

    And that may explain why the “jimmie” tag on my Flickr site has twice as many pictures as the “henry” tag. 🙂

    Now, sometimes I do help the photo cause out. Any of the Jimmie overlook pictures where he is looking out (like the one above or at War Spur)– he is doing on his own. The ones where he is sitting or looking at the camera, I typically tell him to “Stay” (like you see on Flat Top Mountain – https://tgaw.wordpress.com/2006/09/30/flat-top-mountain/)

  • 6. tgaw  |  February 19, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Whoops– I didn’t realize I was ruining your joke, Sour Swinger!

  • 7. Sour Swinger  |  February 19, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Lol. Its cool. No need to play it off as a joke. Your secret is out and you can no longer deny it. I was thinking of throwing you an intervention or something anyway. Probably better to do it here, where we can be lazy and not leave our homes.

  • 8. tgaw  |  April 1, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Made some updates to the first paragraph to reflect Joe’s new charity.

  • 9. Sour Swinger  |  April 1, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Thanx vicky. 🙂


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