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Reflecting on West Virginia

Yesterday, we crossed into Ohio, leaving West Virginia behind us. ┬áBefore 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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“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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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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