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Carly Melchers hiked the AZT Arizona Trail for UDB

Hummingbird Sage

Carly Melchers

Trail: AZT Arizona Trail     Goal: 800 Miles
Dates: Feb 14 2018 - Apr 006 2018
We, Carly and Hummingbird, will soon embark on a journey of reverence, contemplation and solace, a venture between the arbitrary (and not so arbitrary) borders of Mexico and Utah. Within our gratitude for such a gift, we cannot help but acknowledge ... more
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per Mile
Total
Pledged
Miles
Hiked
Dollars
Hiked
Total
Donated

18

$1.88

$1504.00

800

$1504.00

$328.00

Utah Dine Bikeyah's mission is to: "Preserve and protect the cultural and natural resources of ancestral Native American lands to benefit and bring healing to people and the Earth."
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Too thirsty to cry

Superior, AZ - Mile 300 - Mar 9th, 2018

The mind is capable of creating an infinite number of reasons why walking 800-miles is a bad idea and the body can showcase just as many verifications. But we kept walking and somehow we got to mile 300. I, Carly, must acknowledge a huge motivating force has been this fundraiser. That is to say, I may not have gotten here without your support.
There is difficulty in articulating on camera, let alone in word, the diverse, rugged and dynamic landscapes we have traverse thus far. From 9000' to 2000', over rocky crag and babbling brook, through oak groves, pine hillsides, golden grasslands and cactus jungles, Arizona has provided endless chances to be awe-inspired by what lies beyond the next bend or mountain crossing. Days of soaking rain, blustery winds, carving trail in ankle deep snow and being scorched by Sun (yes we are wearing sunscreen and hats), has only verified we are in a state of extremes. Our needs change on a daily basis- desire for a cooler wind, warmer sun, shelter from the elements, a pool to soak, a refuge to dry. In these times, one has two options- to endlessly seek and yearn or sink into the present. We do our best.
Until next time,
Carly and Hummingbird
PS- We're working on a country song, loosely based in this reality...
Im too thirty to cry. Too hungry to laugh. Too tired to scream. Hot enough to complain. I'm too thirst cry.
My feet are a achin' but I just keep on taken another down the line.
Hope you can hear the sarcasm.

Hummingbird Sage

Superior, AZ - Mile 300 - Mar 9th, 2018

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Hi, Congratulations!! I just paid but it isn't showing......Phil Melchers

Sherry Melchers

May 003 2018 08:27AM

Congratulations! Neither snow, nor rain, nor tight boots, or sugar highs could hold you back. You made it 800 miles and even arrived a week early. Can't wait to hear all the details. FYI Dad paid but for some reason it looks like he didn't..... Love Anonymous!

Sherry Melchers

Apr 008 2018 6:09PM

We met you on the AZT last week. Thanks for supporting such a good cause. Good luck on your hike. Much beautiful country ahead of you! TwoBadDogs

ArtnLynn Rohr

Mar 21 2018 1:07PM

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