Sean Gobin: Helping Combat Veterans 'Walk Off the War'

Sharon MamaGoose Smith, Warrior Hiker, and Sean Gobin, founder of Warrior Hike, on Springer Mtn. ~~ Photo courtesy of MamaGoose

Sharon MamaGoose Smith, Warrior Hiker, and Sean Gobin, founder of Warrior Hike, on Springer Mtn. ~~ Photo courtesy of MamaGoose

In 1948, Earl Shaffer was the first person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. He hit the Trail, after serving in World War II, to "walk off the war." Sixty-four years later, after three combat deployments, Sean Gobin thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail too.

Sean's love for his fellow soldiers was the reason he founded the "Walk Off The War" outreach of Warrior Hike -- to help combat veterans re-enter civilian life by walking one of America's National Scenic Trails.

Warrior Hike's sponsors and donors provide veterans in the program with all the equipment, supplies and encouragement they need.

Sean Gobin was named one of CNN's Top Ten Heroes of 2015 for his contribution to this life-saving non-profit organization.

Sean Gobin, Founder of Warrior Hike, with Rosie and MamaGoose in Millinocket, ME ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Sean Gobin, Founder of Warrior Hike, with Rosie and MamaGoose in Millinocket, ME ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Sean doesn't like being called a hero. He just wants to help vets walk off the war.

To me, that makes Sean Gobin even more of a hero.

Warrior Hike offers eight expeditions for returning soldiers: Appalachian Trail; Arizona Trail; Continental Divide Trail; Florida Trail; Ice Age Trail; Mississippi River Paddle; Pacific Crest Trail; and, the Mountains to the Sea Trail.

Please support Warrior Hike's outreach and the real heroes they serve.


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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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