4 April 2013 | Ashland, OR -- The Siskiyou Mountain Club needs gear.
We have a growing number of volunteers eager to put their sweat and time into the trail, but who simply cannot afford high-ticket items, such as quality boots, needed to do trail work. Unfortunately, I'm having to turn down willing participants -- namely youth -- who just can't participate because of the cost.
A pair of good boots is at least $100, which is a lot of money for college students paying unprecedented tuition rates, and youth living in areas with historic poverty and unemployment rates.
We're interested in working with area retailers, such as REI, who may be interested in helping our most committed volunteers with the cost of gear. Please email howegabe(a)gmail.com if you are a retailer interested in sponsoring our youth today.