E-newsletter 90 Second E-update
July 14, 2011
In this edition:
- Inaugural 3RIMS3DAYS trek a rock solid success!
- Swim for Life makes a splash!
Inaugural 3RIMS3DAYS trek a rock solid success!
It was at times grueling, often exhilarating, and in the end deeply satisfying, as Citizen Voice (CV) in partnership with our outstanding project partner Bayside Adventure Sports (BAS) pulled off a highly successful inaugural "3RIMS3DAYS: Trek to Protect a National Treasure" in Yosemite. Trekkers - including CV president Gary Dietrich - summited Half Dome just after sunrise on day one (having started this first trek day at 1 a.m.), stood atop North Dome on day two (following two bear encounters and a river crossing), and made the big push to finish atop Glacier Point (celebrating with lots of photos and ice cream!) on the final day of the trek. An outstanding accomplishment to be sure -- 40+ miles, over 14,000 feet of elevation gain...in three days. Proceeds from the trek will go to The Yosemite Conservancy to help protect this national treasure (that is vulnerable to negative effects from budget cutting being felt in many national, state and local parks in these difficult economic times), BAS's projects to involve youth in valuable outdoor experiences, and CV's efforts to develop strategically selected projects that will help protect key components of our vulnerable created world. Check out some trek pictures here, and mark your calendars for June of 2012 when 3RIMS3DAYS will begin to grow in both size and impact from this successful pilot project in 2011 to become a unique, highly visible, widely respected effort involving event sponsors and participants state and nationwide.
Swim for Life makes a splash!
Check out the fantastic video of the 2nd Annual Swim for Life! It was a great event with lots of swimmers, donations towards SAFELY OUT Kits™ and fun all around.
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