2 Legged + 4 Legged Chaco Thru-Hikers
Posted On: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - Awareness
We would like to thank you for having such a great product! We are currently hiking from Florida to Maine raising money for Humane Societies in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. We are Caterina, Michael and our dog Honey Bunny, and our campaign is called Hike for Honey!
To date we have traveled 1400 miles of the Florida and Appalachian Trail and have raised nearly $1700 from the Everglades to our current location in Erwin, TN.
We are writing for the following reasons:
We have hiked over 600 miles in our Chaco’s (nearly half of our journey!) with up to 50 lbs on our back, since Chaco’s are the best sandal for the endless roads and flat lands of the Florida Trail. We are happy to hike with Chaco’s as our camp shoes as opposed to the lighter Crocs that everyone uses since they are more comfortable, better in streams and a great choice for errands all over town on zero days. We also loved visiting the Nantahala Outdoor Center and were pleasantly surprised to see that Chaco was supporting the efforts of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy through a drawing that offered the chance to win a free pair of Chaco’s for a $1 donation, and guess what? We won!!
Finally, our real reason for writing is that we thought that you would like a picture of our dog Honey at the Chaco tent at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Honey is our reason for hiking and has been with us every step of the way! She was found covered in cigarette burns on a highway in Oregon, and was taken to a shelter by a compassionate person and Caterina was lucky enough to find her. Honey has been the inspiration to hike for our cause and Chaco’s have helped us to reach our goal!
Thank You Chaco,
Caterina (Haalo), Michael (River), and Honey Bunny (Clean Up Crew).