About Our Xtreme Hike
The CF Foundation’s Xtreme Hike requires sacrifice and determination, and challenges each hiker to reach personal and philanthropic milestones which celebrate and support those living with cystic fibrosis.
The Oregon & SW Washington Chapter is thrilled to welcome our Xtreme Hike community to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Join us for a bucket list experience as we tackle a 23-mile stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail while raising awareness and funds to help those with CF live long, fulfilling lives and to one day find a cure.
This year’s Oregon Xtreme Hike will return to the Mt. Hood National Forest. Starting at Timothy Lake and ending at the historic Timberline lodge, this year’s hike will weave through shaded sections of the PCT before coming face to face with the splendor of Mt. Hood, the highest mountain peak in Oregon and the second most climbed mountain in the world. A 13-mile half-hike option will also be available.
Only 25 spots are available for this year’s hike. Registration is accepted on a first-come first-served basis so please sign up today. In addition to the physical commitment, each registered hiker takes on the challenge of fundraising a minimum of $2,500* or more!
The Hiker's Journey
We invite all participants to embrace this full weekend experience including lodging and meals from July 28th through July 30th. Hikers will enjoy joint accommodations in quaint tiny houses or comfy cabins for three days and two nights at Mt. Hood Village RV Resort in Welches, Oregon.
Hikers can check in on Friday, 7/28 starting at 4pm, followed by a safety meeting and hearty dinner starting at 630pm.
On Saturday morning, 7/29, hikers will enjoy a grab-n-go breakfast before being shuttled to the Joe Graham trailhead. During the hike, participants will be rewarded with beautiful scenery and at least 2 full-service rest stops promoting hydration, aid, and sustenance. Upon completing the full 23 miles, hikers can toast to their efforts at the historic Timberline lodge before being shuttled back to our lodging.
On Sunday morning, July 30th, we will join again for an Awards & Celebration brunch to honor our efforts. Please plan to stay for the celebration brunch as it is the culmination to a weekend of friendship, community, and camaraderie as we move forward on this shared path to cure CF.
Your Hike Journey Includes:
- Detailed Hiker Packet with welcome guide, training schedule, fundraising tips, apparel/gear list, FAQs
- Calendar of regional training hikes
- Lodging for two nights in Welches, OR (based on double occupancy of two hikers)
- Transportation to and from the trail on hike day
- Rest stops and aid stations along the trail
- Official Xtreme Hike wicking t-shirt
- Kick off dinner on Friday
- Grab and go breakfast, lunch, and trail snacks for hike day
- Post hike reception on Saturday
- Victory brunch and awards ceremony on Sunday
Would you like to join a select group of sponsors for Oregon's Xtreme Hike? Funds raised will support the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care. Despite tremendous progress, we are not yet done. Learn more about Xtreme Hike sponsorship opportunities here.
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