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Old Croton Aqueduct: Hike Report

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           by Jack Shi,  hike leader

Thank you for coming on one or more of my walks! I had a blast leading all of you and hope to do it again!

Last Sunday, after we explored the inside of the Old Croton Aqueduct, I handed three $1000 checks from my company, Royal Bank of Canada, to Mavis Cain, the president of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct. They will be using this money to further the restoration of the Keeper's House and Museum. Some of you also helped me pick up many bags of trash along the way so thank you. But most of all, I deeply appreciate all your fine company and kind words. A person I walked with on one of my first long walks texted me yesterday saying her friend was raving about a Shorewalker leader and it turned out to be me!

I have finished posting about the latest series of three walks on my blog. You can find the links to all of them here: http://dawn0fnight.tumblr.com/OCAW

My Trip

As some of you know, I recently resigned from my job to cycle across the country. I leave for Bar Harbor by Acadia National Park on Friday May 22nd, stopping overnight in Boston. I rented a vacation house there for a week with plenty of beds. Please let me know if you are interested in joining me there to hike, bike, rock climb, and sea kayak! Feel free to bring friends/family. I depart from there on Thursday May 28 to start the almost 70 day, 4300 mile bike ride to Seattle, Washington with BikeTheUSForMS. We will pass through 15 states and average 70 miles per day. After the ride, I'm spending 12 days exploring Seattle, Vancouver, and the three National Parks there for the first time. 

We are raising money to research and treat Multiple Sclerosis and I need to raise $1 for every mile I'm riding. My best friend's mother has MS and I'm doing this in her name. Please help!

Donate to my Cyclist Page: http://www.biketheusforms.org/cyclists/detail.asp?cid=683
Route: http://www.biketheusforms.org/routes/northerntier/default.asp
Blog: http://dawn0fnight.tumblr.com/