Hiker raising funds for veterans, families

For Tim Tuomey, the summer began with snow.

The 51-year-old from Twain Harte, California, is hiking the 2,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail with support from Marine Corps detachments all along the West Coast.

He just passed through Linn County on his way south to the Mexican border. When he began his trek on June 12 at the Canada-Washington border, he had to follow a GPS because snow covered the trail.