BENCHMARK Signature Events you can join
26th Annual Chuck Wilson Memorial Backpack
October 1-4, 2020 (Thursday – Sunday)
This hike may ‘kick your butt’ with big miles over multiple days creating even bigger memories. This monumental Appalachian Trail trip makes a monumental impact by raising funds for BENCHMARK’s Chaplains Partnership Initiative, which encourages Chaplains and serves Soldiers. You will make memories that you won’t soon forget.
Appalachian Trail Outreach
March 18-21, 2021 (Thursday-Sunday)
During the spring each year an average of 15 people per day begin the 2193 mile, 6-month journey, to hike the Appalachian Trail. Beginning at Springer Mountain in north Georgia and ending in Maine, 15% of those who start quit their first week or in the first 30 miles.
Scheduled periodically – reach out with your interest!
The Discovery Hike serves as the BENCHMARK model for our entry-level backpacking experience geared to teach backcountry skills including the 10 Essentials and backcountry ethics. This trip will cover about 6-8 miles per day and is geared to provide a moderate physical conditioning goal with human mobility implications.