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Q. So how much does
The "budget" (as if we were organized enough to have a budget) for
this year's event is more than $16,000. That covers the camping fees at Lake Morena,
food and drinks, table rentals, some transportation and water costs for water
stashing, and miscellaneous expenses. ADZPCTKO is put on entirely by volunteers.
Q. How much should I donate?
Don't let us hold you back; go crazy. But if you want a suggestion, how about
this: $25 each for yourself and others in your party, plus another $15 to sponsor a freeloading
Why do 2013 PCT hikers get a break?
No contributions will be accepted from you fortunate ones who aspire to hike the
PCT this year. This event is for you. You have enough things to worry
about and costs to cover in order to accomplish this incredible journey. We want
to do this for you to lighten the tension of starting out, kill a lot of those
damn butterflies, and share with you just a bit of the magic and wonder that we
have experienced. Please take no offense by this refusal. There is none meant.
Please allow us this little weird thing we demand. There are no other rules or
demands to the ADZPCTKO. We think you will find this a very comfortable, low
key, fun thing. Please consider coming to the ADZPCTKO next year, contributing to
cover yours and perhaps other's expenses and sharing your most recent
experiences of your 2013 hike with those that aspire to thru-hike in 2014. We
are pleased to put this on and look forward to meeting you and all of the class
Q. What if you collect more in donations than you spend?
First, of course, we'll try to find more ways to spend money. Anything left
over will be used to purchase badly needed items requested by Lake Morena County
Park rangers and/or donated to the Pacific
Crest Trail Association (PCTA).
Q. Other than cash donations, how can I
How about donating a prize for the gear contest or silent auction? We also appreciate the help of volunteers for various tasks throughout
the weekend. We'll have more information about volunteer opportunities
on the website soon; at the event, check with the volunteer coordinator
in the registration area (site 1).
Q. Is this tax deductible?
We are a
organization. The part of your donation over
$25 (the fair market value of event attendance) may be tax deductible. (Remember, however: we are hikers, not tax
Q. How do I donate?
Thought you'd never ask. We have two easy ways to pay:
- If you prefer to write a check, please mail your donation
(payable to ADZPCTKO) to:
396 W Washington Blvd #500
Pasadena CA 91103-2002
By making a donation of $100 or more, you join this elite list:
Lon "Halfmile" Cooper
Barney "Scout" and Sandy "Frodo" Mann
Switchback the Trail Pirate
Steven "Lone Wolf Expedition" Taylor
We're also supported by these
vendors (and awesome
folks) who have cool products you should check out:
Teresa "Dicentra" Black (One
Scott "Squatch" Herriott (Squatch
Paul Hoffman (AquaGuard)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear
Rodney "Sierra Shade" Java (StickPic)
Jonathan McCue (Moonbow
Jackie "Yogi" McDonnell (Yogi's
Chris McMaster (ULA
Ron "Fallingwater" Moak (Six
Shane "Jester" O'Donnell (Wizards
of the PCT)
Alice "Stone Dancer" Tulloch (Tuolumne Press)
Joseph Valesko (Zpacks)
Jhaura Wachsman (LiteTrail)
Lee Zandbergen (Trail