Hikespeak + Team Sierra

Committed to the outdoors

Hikespeak.com is a resource for a community of people who love the outdoors and find it enriching to go for a hike or take a camping trip. Can we do more to give back to the planet that gives us so much?

The threats to our environment are great. Let’s be even greater!

Hikespeak has formed a group through Team Sierra, a program launched by the Sierra Club to help people like us make a meaningful impact on the environment.

The Sierra Club works to make the outdoors accessible to all, a mission that is shared by hikespeak.com. The Sierra Club also promotes renewable energies, battles climate change, and ensures that American’s have access to safe air and water. When John Muir helped found the Sierra Club in 1892 and became the club’s first president, he was a spirited advocate for Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These mountains contain deeply cherished places for hikespeak’s readers and face new threats today. Rising global temperatures reduce the winter snowpack, impacting both the Sierra and those who rely on its water, like California farmers.

Giant Sequoias
Let’s keeps these sequoias standing for future generations to enjoy!

Hikespeak Team SierraAs the creator of hikespeak.com, I am pledging to donate $2 to Team Sierra every time I go for a hike. That might not sound like a massive amount (although I do hike a lot), but I hope this gesture of hikespeak’s commitment to the outdoors will persuade you to do the same. If we work together, many small donations can add up to major change.

If you are concerned about Earth’s future, please join the hikespeak group on Team Sierra. Make a one-time donation or consider chipping in with every outdoor adventures. I’ll make those $2 per hike contributions in batches to limit credit card processing fees. If you’ve ever wanted to give back to this site, I encourage you to donate to Team Sierra instead. If you make donations after using a free trail write-ups, it’s a bit like going on a virtual group hike.

Make your hike matter!

If we come together, with contributions that are no bigger than park entrance fees, the total effect for the Sierra Club could be very positive. Will you join hikespeak in supporting the Sierra Club? Together we can make an important impact. Give, share, and enjoy the outdoors!

Seth Smigelski


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