Author Archives: Shari Hansen

About Shari Hansen

As Associate Director of Philanthropy, Shari connects people to the PCTA through membership. She loves to play outside, hike the PCT and she has an insatiable love of travel.

Fundraisers we love: the mYAMAdventure thru-hikers

Bill and Jennifer Anders

Fundraiser: mYAMAdventure hikers

Amount Raised to Date: $14,223

Fundraising page:

In 2014, YAMA Mountain Gear founder Gen Shimizu had an idea. He’d sponsor five hikers during their Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike, supply them with gear and raise money for the Pacific Crest Trail Association. He called it mYAMAdventure.

Gen ... Read more

PCTA launches peer-to-peer fundraising program

Plan on hiking the PCT, getting married or celebrating a special birthday or anniversary this year? Start a PCTA fundraiser and encourage your family and friends to celebrate your special occasion by supporting the trail you love. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes. Plus you could be one ... Read more

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