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Warrior Expiditions Hiker – Matt Tripp

On Monday, Sept 17th, Matt Tripp made it to Chinook Pass.  He has been hiking the Pacific Crest trail from the Mexican border to Canada in an effort to “walk off the War.”

Our post treated him to dinner at the Naches Tavern in Greenwater, and a warm comfortable bed for the night, before hitting the trail again on Tuesday.  The Plateau Quilters gave him a beautiful Quilt of Valor (to be mailed to his home in Florida.)

Matt estimates he’ll complete his trek in about three more weeks.  Some days he hikes 25 to 30 miles.  This is a truly remarkable accomplishment and we wish him all the best.

Matt Tripp in the Naches

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