Photo above: Cycling up Pennsylvania's Appalachian mountains, we encountered the following sign. The Pennsylvania peak is named after the mountainous resting place of Noah's arc after the great flood. Photo below: Mount Ararat itself - a photo I took the following summer in Armenia. Mount Ararat is one of the most enduring symbols of the Armenian nation, and, ironically, rests just on the other side of the closed border with Turkey. It is quite symbolic, actually, of Armenian history as one that has been inextricably tied to surrounding powers.
This is the 4th installment in a series of photos taken from a 2006 bicycle trip across America to raise funds, awareness, and hope in the fight against cancer. I am riding again this summer. Each rider has pledged to raise $4000 donated to the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge, a free residence for patients receiving cancer treatment in the Baltimore area. We also donate to the outreach and research divisions of the Sydney Kymmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Please consider making a $10 donation. If you can only afford less, then that is totally cool - EVERY PENNY COUNTS!! You can make a contribution by clicking the "Donate Here" link on my fundraising page at: