Hike (hik) v. to go on an extended walk for pleasure or exercise.
CALLING ALL SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK BACKPACKERS!
What: The Sequoia Field Institute (SFI) wants to be involved in your adventures this summer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. If you are planning a backpacking trip of 20+ miles and are interested in free gear & a small amount of fame, then this is what you have been waiting for!
Who: Three lucky backpackers selected by SFI will be given free gear in exchange for pictures and stories from their backcountry trip.
When: The entire hike must be completed between June 14, 2013 & September 6, 2013. Registrations are due May 24, 2013.
Where: Anywhere within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The route must be at least 20 miles.
Why: Everyone loves a great adventure in a beautiful place, but not everyone will be able to have one this summer. We want to bring an adventure and inspiration to all of our supporters and park enthusiasts.
How: Fill out the accompanying form and liability waiver, submit back to us, and three backpackers will then be selected, chosen and notified by June 7, 2013.
Questions: Call Sarah 559.565.4222 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s in it for you:
· Free SNHA Clothing
· Free SNHA Membership
· Free Entrance into the parks
· Choice of up to $100 worth of SNHA gear for your trip.
· An incredible adventure in our amazing National Parks!
What’s in it for us:
· Several usable photographs that will be featured on our website and newsletters to inspire others to get out and enjoy their national parks.
· Pictures and stories may be featured in member and Sequoia Field Institute emails
· Profiles of the hikers and the gear they have chosen will be featured on our website to motivate others.
Testimonials from past participants:
"I hope our experiences in the HikeBig! program will inspire others to explore the park in new ways, whether by an extended day hike or an excursion into the backcountry. I would also encourage anyone to enroll in any of EdVenture programs provided by SNHA. The instructors are very knowledgeble and friendly, and you're guaranteed to meet great people with the same interests. If it weren't for the SNHA, I wouldn't have started backpacking at all."
"The Hike Big program rocks!!! I hope it's able to flourish and inspire others in years to come. And everything that the Sequoia Natural History Association does is pretty awesome too! Keep up the good work!"