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Kenny Hancock is hiking the Long Trail for M22

Neo

Kenny Hancock

Trail: Long Trail     Goal: 276 Miles
Dates: Aug 21 2018 - Sep 24 2018
My name is Kenny and this is my second Long Trail hike! The first one was in 2015 and while I never thought I would go back, The Long Trail of beautiful Vermont calls! Even louder of a call is from the charity for which I have chosen to raise funds ... more
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per Mile
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Hiked
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68

$30.26

$8351.76

207

$6263.82

$0.00

Elder Heart is the 501C3 behind Mission 22. It is comprised of Delta Force and Special Forces operators Tom Spooner, Magnus Johnson, and Mike Kissel. Because of their personal battles with PTSD and TBI they have made it their mission to raise ... more

Kenny's other hikes

Goal reached 276 miles on LT for MaW in 2015

$3528.00

$1881.20

Journal

Chugging along and checking in!

Hyde Away Inn, Waitsfield VT - Mile 165 - Sep 10th, 2018

Hooooooo weeee! Another week of ups and downs, literally and figuratively! This week took me from Killington to Waitsfield, crossing the HALFWAY point at Hancock, VT! Only major hiccup so far is a pretty painful pinched nerve in my neck that I cannot seem to shake no matter what I do (off trail massage, medication, stretching) so that makes nights hard as the muscles tense as I try to sleep and I awake in pain throughout. Other than that, it was a week of beautiful views,
making new trail friends and personal moments that will last a lifetime. With every step, I still marvel that this project is $8,300 strong in pledges to help our post-war vets get the help they need! Climates took me from energy zapping humidity
in the high 80s to bone chilling winds atop mountains that left me in hat, gloves, long johns and multiple layers. I left the Appalachian Trail at Killington
which brought me through the most mentally challenging part of the trail as you hike alone a lot more and the real climbs begin. At the end of the week I was really happy to hit the COLD as it really makes the day easier. As the trail end of a big storm hit the area I was happy to be back at the Hyde Away Inn in Waitsfield where I am re-supplying and having a night in a bed. I want to put a big thank you out there to my partner in crime Alex for being my rock and arranging for emergencies supplies I needed, never ending moral support and understanding with this whole project! Thanks to everyone for the supprt, messages, guestbook posts and love. Thank you for being a part of my journey!!!

Neo

Hyde Away Inn, Waitsfield VT - Mile 165 - Sep 10th, 2018

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Wow you’ve already made great progress and you’re looking great! How cool to be able to come across new people along the way (props for being able to resist the temptation of getting a tat on the trail)! What an awesome idea the tattoo guy had though- to give someone a permanent memory and reminder of all the time spent hiking on the trail and the passion and dedication it takes! Just remember....it is definitely permanent and tattoo removal can be more painful than the tattooing was initially ;-) I’m consistently amazed by you, my friend! Go Kenny!

Kate Davis

Sep 002 2018 12:36AM

GO TEAM! You're amazing! Keep your head up. How dare you look so friggin handsome after all the craziness you've endured already :) <3

Erika Hendrickson

Aug 27 2018 12:12AM

You are awesome, Kenny! Sounds like you’ve made a LOT of progress so far. It takes a strong, persistent, brave, kind, and giving soul to do what you’re out there doing on behalf of the vets! You’ve got the determination and drive, along with a whole lotta heart- we’re all routing for you!

Kate Davis

Aug 27 2018 10:30AM

With you heart and soul all the way! Love ya my Kenny, be safe, have fun!

Su McKenzie

Aug 22 2018 10:03AM

Go Kenny! Fall Pippintes behind you all the way!

Kate Davis

Aug 20 2018 07:53AM

Just one of my favorite places to hike. And yes you are correct....it is challenging and not for the weak hearted. Glad you had wonderful weather.

Traci Hoglen

Aug 17 2018 1:41PM

From the "deputy" to the new "sheriff", SO PROUD OF YOU!

Su McKenzie

Jun 15 2018 05:49AM

Awesome!!

Lila Waterman

May 29 2018 1:48PM

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good job
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Best of luck on your hike!
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Go Kenny! So proud of you!
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My Kenny, go NEO go, with you in spirit all the way!!!
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Godspeed!
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Great cause Ken - I am a Vietnam Vet. Thank You!
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