Hailing from New Orlean’s Louisiana Will Robinson, enlisted in the US Army at age 22. At the time, serving was his life line, a way out of trouble. After 5 years of service in Iraq Will was discharged with injuries sustained to both knees a fused wrist and severe PTSD, deeming him unsuited for service. “I returned broken.” He admits.
Upon retuning home, Will felt completely isolated and hopeless. After 12 years of suﬀering; alcohol abuse, medication and therapists Will ﬁnally broke the cycle. ” At times I contemplated grabbing a hand gun and pulling the trigger, if I didn’t do something drastic, it wasn’t going to go much further.” He explains.
That’s when Will took up hiking, and began on the Paciﬁc Crest Trail in 2016. Since then, he hasn’t stopped walking. This summer he ﬁnished the Appalachian trail, walking a cumulative 3,800 miles on his road to recovery. Up next, The Continental Divide Trail spanning 3,100 miles between Mexico and Canada. His goal is to heal and promote healing and thru hiking for anyone else who’s suﬀered the eﬀects of emotional and physical trauma.