I am a retired Army veteran who is starting a SOBO hike on the AT this summer. After 20+ years of service, most of which was overseas, I am looking forward to the opportunity to reconnect with this beautiful country and meet new people who enjoy being out in nature. This is my opportunity to decompress from Army life as I look to begin a second career after a successful AT thru-hike, and I understand that many veterans are looking for nature-based solutions to their various health issues. I will be raising funds for Camp Resilient in North Carolina to help their efforts in providing these services for active duty service members, veterans, and their families. You can donate using the "tip the author" function, which uses a GoFundMe link that directs 100% of the contributions to Camp Resilient. Happy Trails!