The Hike with Heart 2015

HWH-Logo-color-012663 miles.  Five months. One hiker.

Inspired by a passion for the outdoors, 24 year old Nathaniel Farmer is tackling the Pacific Crest Trail.  Stretching 2,663 miles from Mexico to Canada, the PCT winds through three western states and takes a hiker through some of the most remote mountain wilderness found in the US.

Nathaniel has two goals – hike the entire PCT & raise $10,000 for Heart to Heart International* while doing it.

Look below for Hike Updates, see the route Nathaniel is taking and support the effort with a t-shirt!

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Show your support by purchasing an official Hike with Heart shirt.  When you buy one of these cool shirts – you’re helping Nathaniel reach his fundraising goal!

Ten dollars of each shirt sold goes directly to support Heart to Heart International!

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Hike Updates

June 22

Nathaniel reaches the halfway point of the Hike with Heart timeline.  Many more miles to go!  Read Trail Post…

June 6

Nathaniel summits Mt. Whitney – the highest point in the lower 48 and hikes through a snowy Forester Pass – the highest point on the Pacific Crest Trail.  Read Trail Post…

June 2

“And we’re done with 700 miles of desert and 2 days away from the highest summit in the continental U.S.”  Read Trail Post…

May 21

Today we passed mile 500 and tomorrow we attempt our first 30+ mile day…”  Read Trail Post…

May 14

Since Big Bear we’ve hiked over 100 miles just past Wrightwood to mile 386.5 before getting beaten back to town by a nice snow/ice/sleet combo.  Hopefully this is the last time we have to deal with frigid temps and precipitation until the Sierra’s.”   Read Trail Post…

May 9

Since Idyllwild we’ve hiked through miles of 60 mph winds and arrived at Big Bear just before the snow.  So much for the nice Southern California weather you always hear about.”  Read Trail Post…

May 2

There was a 48 hour stretch of bad, wet weather.  I didn’t even bring rain pants for this section since it’s SoCal and they’re in the worst drought they’ve known.”  Read Trail Post…

April 22, 2015 – the Hike with Heart begins!

Nathaniel began his trek today, hoping to get 20 miles under him before the day is out.

April 21, 2015 – Departure Day

Nathaniel Farmer left his St. Louis area home bound for San Diego.  From there, he’ll travel to the southernmost trailhead of the Pacific Crest Trail along the Mexican border and begin trekking north.

April 16, 2015

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Nathaniel has been preparing for months – gathering gear, prepping food supplies, and getting his body in shape for the arduous journey.  In this short video he has a little fun with his prep and workout routine.




The Route

Click the map to explore the entire Hike with Heart route and discover more about the Pacific Crest Trail.

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*Nathaniel Farmer chose Heart to Heart International because of our mission to improve health access and provide relief aid to people in the US and around the world, and because of our reputation for donation efficiency.