Let’s make sure everyone can benefit from healthy lungs TOGETHER!
I’m training to climb to 11,245 ft — the summit of Mt. Hood, in Oregon, the first week of June 2018 for the first time. This journey is extremely important.....imperative.
A dear friend of mine, Connie, passed from lung cancer. Somehow she always managed to crack a smile when we, on occasion, enjoyed lunch together. Even though she was battling so many things, hair loss, pale skin, frail and weak from the treatments...she was the strongest person I've known.
** This climb of Oregon’s tallest mountain is for Connie. **
Chances are you know someone who has faced the challenges of asthma, COPD, lung cancer or air pollution. By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the American Lung Association provide community based education programs, fight for cleaner air standards and fund life-saving research. With your help, we will fight against lung disease and for lung health. We will be making a positive difference for all of the parents who have a child with asthma, the people who struggle daily with COPD and the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children and friends who get diagnosed with lung cancer.
Every donation I receive helps make a bigger impact. Please help support my efforts to save lives, donate ANY amount.
Together we can fight lung disease successfully!
My target to meet is $3900, directly to the American Lung Association to fight what my sweet friend Connie and many others have faced. Only together we can do this!
Come back and Visit my page again, I’ll be posting pics of each training climb so you can join me on the journey!!!
Sunday Training Day 2
Traveled to the summit of Elks Mt. in the "mook" on Sunday, January 14. Dry, clear, crisp in the morning, nearing afternoon a few patchy clouds. Some light fog on the way up, but no impact to the view from way up top! Wore layers and was down to a tank within a half mile. Summit was faster by 1/2 hour, I wore new hiking boots, limited any break to 10 seconds, and didn't have the mud like last time. Ate a quick snack at the top and drank my Red Bull. Signed into the book that I somehow overlooked my last summit. I need to bring a new notebook, that one is definitely full. Next, I tried to peer over the other side, was thinking of taking the 8 mile trek, but it looked scary going down, so I need to try coming up that side first in order to feel more confident to do the full Elk to Kings loop. (which requires me going down the back side of Elk.) The rock was crumbly and slippery and I couldn't see past the ledge below. I will do this loop.....just not quite yet. :)
by Libby Mitchell on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 8:48 PM