POSTPONED UNTIL OCT 24
Here’s a little synopsis of the Warrior Hike program:
In 1948, Earl Shaffer told a friend he was going to “walk off the war” to work out the sights, sounds, and losses of World War II. Four months later, Earl Shaffer became the first person to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.
Following in Earl Shaffer’s footsteps and in recognizing the therapeutic effects of long distance hiking, Warrior Hike has created the “Walk Off The War” Program which is designed to support combat veterans transitioning from their military service by thru-hiking America’s National Scenic Trails.
But now, the program isn’t just about the A.T. They have several trails including the Arizona Trail, the Ice Age Trail and the Florida Trail.
Next year, they will include the Mountains-to-Sea Trail across North Carolina. It looks like new trails aren’t added all that often. The Warrior Hike organization provides logistical support as well as other help. So including the MST is a big deal.
The fundraising event will be on Saturday from 2 pm to 8 pm, featuring bands, beer and barbecue — and me. It’s at Atagahi Park, in the Connestee Falls estates. Just getting in to see these falls is probably worth the price of admission.
Again, see all the details here.