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Trekscapades hiker moving up the Pacific Crest Trail

Staff~ 3/2/2015

PACIFIC CREST TRAIL – New River native Rob Hammond is now continuing his journey on the Pacific Crest Trail. He left New River on Jan. 15, with the intention of hiking until he picked up the Pacific Crest Trail, which he would then follow to its northern end. He plans to be in Washington before his daughter’s wedding, which is planned for August.

Hammond made it to the Pacific Crest Trail on Feb. 18, hiking 415 miles from New River. He is now continuing his journey north.

Hammond hopes to raise awareness for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, which raises funds for firefighters and first responders and their families. Hammond, who has suffered with depression and anxiety throughout this life, is also hiking to raise awareness on depression and how it can be treated.

Follow Hammond’s journey through his blog at and keep up with his progress as he continues his 3,000 mile trek.