If there’s something that can be said about ultimate fitness goals, it’s hiking thousands of miles from one country to another. And if you throw in saving the environment while you’re at it, then it’s a worthy cause that’s bound to take the world by storm.
Two hiker pals, Seth Orme and Paul Twedt, love the great outdoors. On top of that, their love for the planet twice gave them impetus for their mission.
Seth and Paul right smack in the middle of their paradise.
Their lofty goal: cleaning up the rubbish from major U.S. hiking trails while getting in thousands of miles worth of steps amidst the wild beauty of nature.
Seth, 26, and Paul, 30, pick up empty bottles, cigarette butts, discarded mattresses, and carry it along with them until they find a proper place for disposing the litter.
Heavy and unwieldy, but for a good cause.
The two young men’s love for the outdoors is exceeded only by their drive to keep the trails clean of the rubbish other hikers leave around.
In 2015, they hiked the Appalachian trail with their friend and fellow nature lover, Joe.
They picked up 1,100 pounds of trash during their 4.5-month hiking adventure.
Last year, Seth and Paul hiked and cleaned the 2,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail, which bisects Mexico all the way up to Canada’s British Columbia.
To keep from overloading themselves with miscellaneous pieces of refuse, they recycle as much of the items they find.
At various rest stops, they take the time to sort the junk out.
For their Pacific Crest Trail Trip, they took time to put aside food wrappers and shipped them to TerraCycle, a global recycling company, to be upcycled.
The pair have big plans to expand their mission. In 2018, they hope to bring Packing It Out to other countries.
Their enthusiasm and worthwhile mission gained them thousands of followers.
In fact, they now have outdoor clothing and organic food companies sponsoring their clean-up hikes.
Soon, Seth and Paul are covering 2,500 miles worth of trails from the Cumberland Island in Georgia to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, all the way to the opposite side of the country.
They’ll be cleaning up the ground, rivers, and streams they pass.
While camping each night under the open sky.
In the meantime, they’re fulfilling their dream while showing everyone that nature isn’t a commodity.
Its a community to respect and value.
Babysitter Donates Her Liver to The Baby Girl She Was Taking Care Of
This wonderful and selfless lady just saved the baby’s life.
The world never runs out of good people. Everywhere we go, there are people who are willing to go out of their way to help those who are in dire need of assistance, sometimes, even if they have to put their lives on the line.
Take for example this babysitter who, without hesitation, donated part of her liver to the baby she was taking care of.
Kiersten Miles, a 22-year-old nanny from New Jersey, USA, had been babysitting 16-month-old Talia Rosko for only three weeks when she learned that the poor kid was suffering from biliary atresia, a potentially fatal liver disease. Talia's central bile duct was not functioning properly, causing bile to accumulate in her liver. In effect, the baby became jaundiced and as the doctors have explained, she only has months to live if she will not receive proper treatment. ...
Daughter Writes a Heartbreaking Letter to Her Cheating Mother
Her mom cheated on her dad when she was 12…
There is no such thing as a marriage that never experienced some rough times. Every marriage has its ups and downs. Even in the best of circumstances, there are going to be difficult times. People change. Circumstances change. Emotions change.
I grew up in a pretty normal family. My parents, who are married for more than 30 years now, had arguments and misunderstandings. But they never had any issues in their marriage that involved a third party. Sure, there were instances of jealousy but most of it are in a playful manner as far as I can remember.
I can only imagine how difficult it is for a child to grow up with parents that suffers from marital issues such as cheating and infidelity. That's why I was moved to tears upon reading this anonymous letter. A 22-year-old woman wrote the letter for her mother, whom she knew had cheated on her father when she was just 12 years old. The woman also confessed the devastating effects of her mom's infidelity on her life - especially now....
This Canadian City Solved Its Homeless Problem in Only Seven Years!
Their inspiring story didn’t even involve kicking vagrants out of town.
Homelessness is a global problem. To illustrate, a United Nations survey back in 2005 tells us it was estimated that over 100 million people were homeless all over the world. Ten years later, that amount has increased, escalated by the refugee crisis in the Middle East, as well as in other parts of the world.
One small city in Canada, however, is doing its share to help end this situation by starting in its own backyard.