Hike for Heroes ~ A journey on foot to help Military Families
Starting in April of 2013, the Hike for Heroes team of Mathew Gray and Eric Dunn will set out to hike across the continental divide trail (CDT) on foot from the Mexico/New Mexico border to the Montana/Canadian border. Their journey will span nearly 3000 miles to inspire people they meet to help military families in need with the message that anyone can step up to help.
Matthew L gray is originally from Rhode Island And joined the Army in 2005. He experienced a traumatic brain injury in 2007 in Afghanistan and has been dealing with severe headaches ever since. He moved to Colorado in 2010 to live a more peaceful life style and to be around the things that make him happy. He loves big mountains, lakes, alpine lakes and lots of snowboarding. He currently lives in Salida, Colorado And has been staring at the CDT trail in his backyard for 2 years now. In 2012, he was doing a lot of hiking in southern Colorado and had an epiphany to do a thru hike on 1 of the most extensive trails in America.
Eric J Dunn Served in the U.S. Army From 2005-2009. He moved to upstate New York for a change of scenery and a slower pace of life. Eric is into anything that keeps him outdoors, including hiking and camping in the summer to skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. When Mathew Gray came to Eric with the idea of walking the CDT, he jumped at the opportunity and wanted to bring awareness to to the men and woman that have severed and protected this country, some who have come back with issues. “We need to try and do our part to help them in their times of need, no matter how big or small the problem.”