It sounds like the snow is pretty much clear from Mount Baldy, so we’ll be in good shape when Team Modern Hiker heads out for our charity hike to help Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up on July 3rd.

I want to thank everyone who’s already donated, and the 12 other hikers who are raising money on their own. Right now, we’ve rounded up almost $700, which will go a long way to help kids with AIDS.

Of course, there’s always room for more – there’s just two weeks left before we hit the trail. If you haven’t donated yet, please consider sponsoring me or one of the other hikers on Team Modern Hiker. Or if you prefer, you can hike with us and raise money on your own, too. Here’s how, just in case you forgot:

1. Visit: http://www.firstgiving.com/afca
2. Select “Join a Team”
3. Select “2010 Climb Up the 50 – Modern Hiker”
4. Enter your email and choose a password
5. Click on “Show All Teams”
6. Select “Team Modern Hiker”
7. Choose a URL for yourself
8. Customize your page
9. Start getting the word out and collecting donations!

And clear your schedule for July 3rd, when we’ll be hiking Mount Baldy, climbing up past the Sierra Club Ski Hut and coming back down the ski lift.

Again, thank you very much for your support!

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