Let’s Go Hiking - OA Holiday Challenge - November 29-30

posted Nov 3, 2014, 1:38 PM by Web Master   [ updated Dec 1, 2014, 4:34 AM ]
Let’s Go Hiking

The annual OA Holiday Challenge Hike is on November 29th-30th. Registration is open 
for any interested hikers and/or hiking teams. The hike occurs along the Falls Lake and 
Mountains-to-Sea trail just north of Raleigh. The hike begins at 2pm on the Saturday 
after Thanksgiving and ends at 2pm on Sunday (for those who make the entire 

This is a charity event. All proceeds this year will go directly into improving Camp 
Durant. In past years proceeds have been distributed amongst multiple charitable 

Hikers will have the support of hosted aid stations throughout. They will be able to 
replenish themselves with water, food, first aid, etc. If a hiker can't continue they will be 
able to exit the hike at any aid station and be transported back to base camp. Tag-teams 
are also welcome. If a group of scouts doesn't want to hike 50 miles individually they 
could hike portions of the trail and tag in/out instead. Or a group of 4 could hike 12.5 
miles together and collectively complete 50 miles. There are a myriad of options for all 
hiking interests.

Registration and other event details can be found on the event website.

The hikers also need the support of Aid Station hosts. If your troop is willing to host an 
Aid Station please contact me directly via email (sthomas@well.com) or phone (504-

Thanks in advance for your participation and/or support consideration.
Stuart Thomas