Saturday, February 17, 2007

Hey Folks! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Gordon Jenkins and I am attempting a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail to benefit Celiac Disease Research. Celiac Disease is an auto-immune disease that causes an intolerance of gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye). The disease is completely diet controlled but it has to be followed strictly. I was diagnosed in the January of 2005. I am trying to get people to donate money to the Columbia Universtiy Center for Celiac Research in support of my hike. The walk is approximatley 2,175 miles long, stretches across 13 states, and should take me somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 months to complete. Hopefully, I will be able to update this blog every couple of weeks with new stories, info, and pictures as my hike goes along. The picture up to the left is on the fire tower on Wesser Bald in North Carolina. Hopefully I'll have a more recent version of this very soon. The hike starts on March 17th, wish me luck and please post some stuff from time to time. I'd love to hear from people. For anyone who wants to donate the Columbia Center's website is and from there is a link that will allow you to donate specifically for my hiker. Later.
Gordon Jenkins aka "The Breadless Horseman"