Spy Update: Robert Messick’s Long Walk Home has Become a Bit Longer


  • To use the boxer Mike Tyson’s now famous line,  everyone has a plan “until someone punches you in the throat.” Talbot County attorney Robert Messick has found that to be true after spending the last four and a half months hiking the Appalachian Trail as a fundraiser for the Talbot Interfaith Shelter.

While the plan had been to simply start at the most southern part of the trail and hike all the way up to Maine in one continuous stretch of time, an early injury and severe weather in the South forced Robert to divide the project into different sections of the 2,200 miles of the famed path.

All total though, as he recounted with the Spy when we checked in with him during a short break in Easton, he’s completed 1,800 of those miles and hopes that he’ll be completely done by the end of the Fall.

But we all know about plans…

This video is approximately two minutes in length. For more information on Talbot Interfaith Shelter and the Long Walk Home project please go here.



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