UPDATE 8/25/15: On Friday, August 21, REI announced they would invest an extra $10,000 to each trail, for a new total of $43,825 invested to the Coast to Crest Trail.
ORIGINAL BLOG AS POSTED ON 8/15/15 FOLLOWS:
REI launched the Every Trail Connects campaign to invest $500,000 among 10 selected trails, including the San Dieguito River Park Coast to Crest Trail, on Friday, August 14. Visitors to REI’s campaign website had a chance to vote for which trail they wanted to fund, with each vote worth $5. It did not take very long for all 100,000 possible votes to be cast (less than 2 days). Thanks to your votes, REI will invest $33,825 toward the construction of the Pamo Valley segment of the Coast to Crest Trail!
Read more about this project to close one of the remaining gaps in the Coast to Crest Trail from REI’s blog.