Monday, May 24, 2010

Are you Ready for an Incredible Experience?

Hi everyone! My name is Chris Holtkamp, and I'm excited to be the Hike Team Leader for the Central Texas TNT Fall hike to Big Bend, TX! This is going to be an incredible experience for all of our participants. Whether you're an experienced hiker, or someone who has never laced a pair of boots you will have an amazing time! For details about the TNT program and how to sign up visit here!

We're going to kick off the program on Thursday, June 10th with a party at the Radisson downtown and our training starts Saturday, June 12th! We will meet under the MOPAC bridge on Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake to us old time Austinites)!

The best part of this program is that you will get to hike and experience the outdoors all across Central Texas as we train for our big trip! We will visit State Parks and other attractions throughout the area as we prepare. If you want to get to know Texas, this is your chance! Our program will culminate in our trip to Big Bend where we will hike the fabled South Rim, home to 100 mile views and the second highest peak in Texas. We will also canoe the Rio Grande. This will honestly be the trip of a lifetime.

I'm looking forward to working with the team, helping all of you to accomplish your fitness goals and learn to enjoy the outdoors as much as I do! I hope to use this blog to introduce myself to all of you, and for you to share your stories with each other and the world! Team in Training is such as excellent program allowing you to set and achieve your goals while helping to put an end to blood cancers! What more could you ask for?

Stay tuned as we kick off what promises to be the best TNT program ever! Link to this blog, stay informed, follow our adventures, and please support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!!


  1. Best Big Bend (BBB) Hike Team EVER! You are awesome Coach Chris- Laura

  2. Your excitement is making me happy! Totally stoked about this season!

  3. Chris: I just signed up last night and I'm ready to get the show on the road! Looking forward to a great season.

  4. Thanks Laura! Shannon, so glad you're going to be part of the fun! We're going to have a ball. If you want to post something on here let me know! I want this to be as interactive as possible with everyone posting and talking.

  5. Liz! Mentor madness, you're going to be a great teammate and help to the hikers!

  6. Looking forward to meeting everybody on Thursday night and our first training Saturday.

    GO HIKE!