Veterans Walk Off the War
Warrior Expeditions has two veterans on the Florida Trail this season!
Brian “Patches” Fay and Jess “Swamp Ape” Karcher are currently hiking. They were last seen in Sanford, FL.
About Warrior Expeditions:
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 outdoor expeditions, Warrior Expeditions created the Warrior Hike, Warrior Bike and Warrior Paddle programs, which are designed to help combat veterans transition from their military service to civilian life.