Monthly Archives: April 2012

Homecoming

As we finished the last miles of West Virginia, we were hosted by Kait’s uncle John and aunt Barbara in Marietta, just outside of Parkersburg. John rescued us on the day that I was throwing up and feverish, and their … Continue reading

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Reflecting on West Virginia

Yesterday, we crossed into Ohio, leaving West Virginia behind us. ¬†Before we started this walk, we spoke to many people who had already successfully crossed America on foot. Everyone clearly had their own style, methods, advice, and opinions, but one … Continue reading

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John has died of dysentery

West Virginia, I had you in my sights. You were nearly vanquished. I climbed your ancient mountains, trodding them down to dust. I navigated your confusing county routes, numbered like fractions from hell. I silenced your endless lawn-chained hounds, who … Continue reading

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The Honest Kitchen

People tend to ask us a lot of questions when they meet us on the road. “Where do you sleep?” “How much does your backpack weigh?” “What the heck are you doing walking on the road?”¬† By far the most … Continue reading

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“I think I saw you on the news today”

Dear America, You amaze me every day. Since my parents dropped us off on the Blackwater Canyon trail, we have been overwhelmed by generosity. We made our way down the trail (which is not really maintained anymore) to Hendricks, and … Continue reading

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I lost my love (and my hat) in Dolly Sods

The site was down for a few days, due to some kind of technical issue. Our wonderful webmaster, Adam, got it sorted out. What a good time to give him a shout-out: Moore Interactive – thanks, Adam! So, America, you’re … Continue reading

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Burlington, WV. Population: Awesome.

Yesterday, we arrived in the bustling metropolis of Burlington. A kind stranger by the name of Kathy let us camp behind her house. When she found out about our therapy visits, she told us that she works with a children’s … Continue reading

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Epic Updates!

We spent some time this morning updating our FAQ, as well as our Friends & Benefactors page. Our hearts go out to the people helping to make this Walk a roaring success. Now, we are off to visit a Children’s … Continue reading

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Now entering West Virginia

Our last day on the C&O canal was a milestone. We crossed our 300-mile mark for the walk: We walked through the Paw Paw tunnel: And we slept in a schoolhouse. I don’t have a picture of it, but the … Continue reading

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Life on the C&O and Trail magic in Hancock, MD

Every day since our time with the Fellowship has been a blur. Once we got our pushcart squared away and rolling, we went from covering 10-15 miles per day to crushing 20-25. That, America, is totally awesome. The C&O Towpath … Continue reading

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