In August 2016, the Hope for Gus Foundation, led by co-founder Steve Dreher, took a team of dedicated and enthusiastic people on a 10-day trek to Mount Whitney in California. At 14,500 ft., Whitney is the tallest peak in the lower 48.
The hike is 60 miles total over 9 days. They started at the Horseshoe Meadow Campground. Over six days, they gained 4500 feet to reach the summit.
This wasn’t just a group of hiking enthusiasts or outdoor fanatics. This team was made up of people who either have a child who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or who hold the cause close to their heart.
Every step up the mountain is a step that a boy with Duchenne can never take because his muscles are wasting away. Every step will hopefully help raise thousands of dollars towards an effective treatment or cure for this terminal disorder.
Meet the 2016 Trek Team >