Why I Hike for Youth

Mile High Youth Corps staff member, Christy, with her husband Joe at the top of Gray's Peak.

Mile High Youth Corps staff member, Christy, with her husband Joe at the top of Gray's Peak.

It is that time of year again when the nights get a little cooler, the air is crisper, and the leaves begin to change.. Fall is my favorite time of year, it is also my favorite time to be outside.

My husband and I have been fortunate to participate in Hike for Youth every year since it began in 2004. It is something we look forward to as a time to get out with family and friends for a day of hiking through beautiful Golden Gate Canyon State Park. What keeps us coming back each year is how much fun the entire event is! Where else can you meet new people who share a similar passion for the outdoors and youth, hike and be rewarded with an excellent party, great food, and entertainment afterwards?

Hike for Youth has something for everyone, you can choose your level of hike, bring the family, bring the dogs, and new to this year head out for a trail run. What better way to kick off fall then to get outside, breath that fresh mountain air, walk through hills of golden Aspen trees all the while providing youth with new opportunities to do the same.

Hope to see you there!
– Christy Gallese, Program Manager: Conservation

2 thoughts on “Why I Hike for Youth

  1. I’m starting a community program to take inner city youth on outdoor activities after school, and saw Hike for Youth as I was doing research online. Is the Hike for Youth a fundraiser event? What does the money go towards? How is it organized? Any feedback or additional information you could give me would be great and would help me with ideas for my project! Thank you for your time!

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