Now to be perfectly honest, I don’t have much experience with hiking. However, I’m pretty sure most hikes don’t involve literally walking out of a city, trekking through random towns, passing their city halls and slightly confused residents, and crossing some major highways to get to your destination. But that’s what makes the Hike for Hunger so special. It’s a group of random strangers who for some reason all decided they felt like walking 27 miles over the course of two days. It’s watching with wonder as the city streets turn into winding, scenic roads covered with vibrant fall leaves right before your very eyes. It’s realizing that 27 miles really isn’t that far when you’re in good company and the destination is so inspiring. It’s being greeted with open arms (and paws) by the beautiful people (and adorable animals) at the Heifer Global Harvest Festival. It’s learning about the wonderful things that this organization does to help fight hunger and poverty, and knowing that our donation is going to go a long way. As I said before, I don’t have much experience with hikes, but I am pretty certain this is one of the best there is.
-Alyssa DeRosa (CAS ’15)