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"Seek the Peak" hikers getting ready

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Mount Washington is a good place to find a challenging hike, and In just a few weeks about 500 people will be working their way up the mountain.

They'll be part of the 14th annual Seek the Peak Hike-a-Thon. It takes place on July 18 and 19. The fundraiser, which raises about a quarter of a million dollars, benefits the Mount Washington Observatory. Participants must raise a minimum of $200.

Every hiker will get prizes like backpacks and shirts, based on how much money they raise. Organizers tell us it's all about

"Typically folks hike on a Saturday, not required to hike on any particular day and not even required to hike to the summit," says Krissy Frasier. "It's typical for folks to get to the summit with their team; it's something they strive for."

After the hike, on Saturday afternoon, there will be a big after-party with dinner, music, and prizes. For more information on the event visit: http://www.seekthepeak.org

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