There are a good number of ways to help raise funds for an organization you feel passionate about but rarely does that translate into taking six months to hike the Appalachian Trail.
Easton attorney Robert Messick recently made a decision to do just that which caught the Spy’s attention a few weeks ago when we first found out his fundraising project to support the Talbot Interfaith Shelter, a voluntary service organization dedicated to providing safe, temporary shelter to men, women, and children who lack adequate housing.
Robert is no stranger to long distance hiking. While raised in Talbot County, where he found his love of sailing log canoes, Robert started to get the hiking bug when he first attended law school in Northern California. And while he returned to the East Coast many years ago, he has kept up his passion for this solitary exercise for a good part of his adult life.
In his Spy interview, Robert talks about his love of hiking, his unique strategies to avoid the crowds along the 2,190 miles of trail, and his primary focus of helping his community’s homeless population.