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Trekscapades hiker halfway to Seattle

Staff~ 5/6/2015

NEW RIVER – Rob Hammond hiked from his home in New River to the base of the Pacific Crest Trail and now is halfway through the trail on his journey to Seattle.

Hammond, who developed Trekscapades.com to chronicle his journey, reports from the trail that he is doing well and enjoying the hike.

“I have met many wonderful people who have helped me along the way and I was just interviewed in the South Lake Tahoe Tribune!” he wrote in.

Hammond is hiking to raise awareness of the effects of anxiety and depression. A lifelong sufferer of anxiety and depression, Hammond is pursuing a goal of hiking the entire Pacific Crest Trail and sharing ways to deal with anxiety and depression. Hammond is also raising funds for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, which donates to first responders and their families.

Hammond plans to be in Seattle this summer; one of his daughters is having a baby in August and the other daughter is getting married in September.

Best wishes to Hammond as he continues his 3,000 mile trek.