In The Seattle Times article Washington Trails Association kicks off 20th Hike-a-Thon fundraiser, the captain for the ALLtech Benefits Hike-a-Thon team is among five participants recognized for giving back.
Mai Ling Slaughter, who first joined the ALLtech team in 2019 and has been leading it since 2020, shares her favorite hikes as Snoqualmie Tunnel on the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail and Kingfisher Natural Area at Thornton Creek. The article continues:
Born and raised in Washington, Mai Ling Slaughter says she was probably strapped to her dad’s back for her first hike. She has fond childhood memories of hiking in the Sunrise area at Mount Rainier and Flaming Geyser State Park, north of Enumclaw. In 2019, she learned about Hike-a-Thon and joined the cause, sporting her HaT T-shirt through Canada’s Jasper and Banff national parks. She started leading a team with co-workers, and for the past three Hike-a-Thons, her group has raised the most money for a company team. Slaughter found particular comfort in the outdoors during the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Hike-a-Thon gave me an excuse to plan hikes with friends, since being outdoors was one of the only things we could do anyway,” she said. At the time, Slaughter and her friends explored local parks and trails, which “really opened my eyes even more to the beauty that surrounds us throughout Washington.”
To read more about the other participants and about Hike-a-Thon, check out the article Washington Trails Association kicks off 20th Hike-a-Thon fundraiser.