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Get some exercise, help youths at same time

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Provided to the Tribune"Hike-a-Peak, Help-a-Teen" participant Margie Maxhimer was one of the first to sign up and already has completed a summit.

Tahoe Turning Point is hosting a summerlong event called “Hike-a-Peak, Help-a-Teen,” which will run through Oct. 15.

Enthusiasts can win prizes for completing different hiking goals while enjoying the outdoors. Forms are available at Freshies, Jamba Juice, Sports Ltd., Sierra Ski & Cycle Works, and Tahoe Turning Point at 2494 Lake Tahoe Blvd, C-3.

After registering, hikers can choose any peak and, upon reaching the summit, must take a picture of themselves and send it to

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

— Most peaks hiked.

— Most peaks over 10,000 feet.

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— Farthest peak from the Tahoe Basin.

— The highest peak.

— The best story submitted in writing and the best photo from the top of a peak.

TTP is a group home for boys who are receiving counseling and guidance with drug and alcohol problems.