Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday - Hiking Mt. Nittany
Well Josh and Amy Robinson both told us that there was a great hike near PSU with a wonderful view of the University and surrounding valley. This was the hike up Mt. Nittany. After the conference ended on Friday, Betsy and I put Cole on my back, grabbed the camera and hiked to the top. Unfortunately it was a bit overcast, so the view wasn't as good as it might have been, but we could definitely appreciate it after the hike! It was very steep climb, with areas approaching 35% grades! Overall, it was about 1000 feet of climbing and 2.6 miles and was a really nice break before hitting the road to drive back home.
This year, like last year, I will be riding for Mary Payton's Miracle - My friend Steve Kogos from Trigators informed me that his friend Joe's daughter, Mary Payton, was diagnosed a number of years back with Late Infantile Batten Disease. This is a disease with no cure, however, there are special experimental (and extremely expensive) treatments which have shown some significant signs of success! In order to assist with the costly treatments and research, Mary Payton's Miracle was created to raise money to find a cure, hopefully in time to save little Mary Payton as well as the many others affected by this terrible disease!