- Adventure: Relaxing & running around Mt. Hood
- Location: Mt. Hood, OR
- Organization: Bark
- Why I donated: I spent a good part of September enjoying the splendor of Mt. Hood. I’m very fortunate to have family who owns a wonderful mountain cabin just outside of Government Camp. My days were spent either staring up at giant Douglas Firs or hitting the trails on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) or around Ski Bowl. Reflecting on my time at the mountain, I realize the area is a gift and cannot be taken for granted—we must protect this beautiful area—and Bark’s mission is designed to just that and I’m honored to support them (oh and Bark is also trying to keep Nestle out of Oxbow Springs!).
- Amount Donated: $25
- Small Change Runner: Thumbholes
Bark’s mission is to transform Mt. Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural, and economic investment in its restoration and preservation. And for those curious, Bark’s name originates from the barker, who stands before the public and uses persistent outcry to call attention. We are a group of barkers, ensuring that the public hears about all events, good and bad, occurring in the Mt. Hood National Forest.