A Monticello man has been working hard to get shape and to mentally prepare himself for a 100 plus mile hike through Maine that will he and 7 other men will take part in later this year.

Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson has been hitting it hard for several years now, often running up to 10 miles a day with a 60 pound pack. Robinson has spearheaded a fundraising project being known as the Wilderness Walk for Warriors in honor of Veterans of Aroostook County.

Chris Robinson

The fundraiser will incorporate a 100 mile hike through the Maine wilderness. The hike will commence on July 18th, 2014. The 8 member team will be hiking over 100 miles from Monson, Maine to Abol Bridge and on up to the Apex of Mt. Katahdin.

Members of Wilderness Walk for Warriors will also have the distinct honor of carrying individually engraved stones of fallen Maine service members along the journey with them. Robinson believes this is a great honor for each member of the Wilderness Walk for Warrior team.

Team members are all from Maine include Chris Robinson, Timothy Robinson, Scott Fraley, Tom Steeves, Gary Shea, Joe Treadwell, Josh Blaine and Gary White Jr.

Wilderness Walk for Warriors have teamed up with the Summit Project to coordinate this event. The Summit Project is a living memorial that pays tribute to the fallen service members from Maine who have died since September 11, 2001. The mission of The Summit Project is to honor our state’s newest war casualties and the faithful spirit of all Mainers.

If you would like to donate or pledge Wilderness Walk for Warriors, send them a message on their Facebook page.