Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Trek Against Trash
Jordan Price and Carlie Roberts have made it to Erwin Tennessee.

One step at a time, Jordan Price and Carlie Roberts are helping to keep America beautiful.

As part of an environmental awareness effort, the Georgia couple are hiking the entire 2,174 miles of the famed Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain, Ga., to Mount Katahdin, Maine.

Price, 24, and girlfriend Roberts, 25, temporarily left their jobs and began their trek on March 17 in an attempt to literally “go green.”

Roberts worked at a Gold’s Gym in Georgia and found support from the company when she decided to take six months to hike. Her job is waiting for her when she returns.

Price also “always has a home” with Vivid Marketing after the trek.

On a stop in Erwin last week, the couple have been on the road for more than a month and have logged just over 300 miles. Price and Roberts have been trail named Bearfoot and Gucci, respectively, by fellow hikers. While Bearfoot charts their progress on trail maps and hiking books, Gucci reads “Glamour” magazine.

“She appreciates the finer things in life,” Price said.

They are trying to raise money for Keep America Beautiful. Their blog is here.

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