RJ'er walking across the USA: The Map

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    Jun 17, 2011 4:09 PM GMT
    As some of you know, in less than three weeks I will start walking from my home in New York City, to the shore of the Pacific in Los Angeles. I expect to get there in January or February.

    I thought I'd share the map of my walk with you guys. Wish me luck!

    My Walk Across America

    Please check out my website for more info, and feel free to share it with friends: http://www.newamericanwalk.com.
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    How did you come up with the route?
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:14 PM GMT
    Very cool! How many hours do you plan on walking a day?
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:16 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidHow did you come up with the route?
    Several factors played in, but the primary one was weather--since I'm starting in the East in July, I had no choice but to go with a southern route. I'm taking a bus or train (I'll decide later) back along the parts of the country that I won't be able to visit by foot.
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    Best of luck. I hope you can meet up with fellow RJ'ers along your route for moral support.
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    unfounded7 saidVery cool! How many hours do you plan on walking a day?
    Thanks! I'll probably be doing about 8 hours a day, five or six days a week. But none of this is set in stone. I'm sure there will be many places where I'll want to spend more than a day or two, especially if there's a story there which would be worth covering, and which would require me to stay longer.
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidBest of luck. I hope you can meet up with fellow RJ'ers along your route for moral support.
    Thanks! I hope so too.
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
    Do you need a travel assistant to lick wipe the sweat off your body as you walk? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
    You should get a shoe sponsor, or maybe EMS or REI. This is a very cool idea. Good luck on the road!
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
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    DOMINUS saidBest of luck. I hope you can meet up with fellow RJ'ers along your route for moral support.
    Thanks! I hope so too.


    Looking forward to meeting you. Awesome, great experience.

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    Jun 17, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    This is AWESOME!!

    How are you doing this? E.g. shelter, food, supplies, etc.

    One question about the route... all of the cities in your route are more or less well known and interesting... except Frederick. Why? I grew up 20 minutes south of there and I can tell you... there's nothing there to be terribly excited about. Was it just to avoid walking directly through Baltimore or something?
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:48 PM GMT
    citpolo saidYou should get a shoe sponsor, or maybe EMS or REI. This is a very cool idea. Good luck on the road!


    This is a good idea!

    Will be looking forward to following your trek across the U.S.!
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:53 PM GMT
    Please stop in phx icon_biggrin.gif

    btw I have degree in Journalism
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:57 PM GMT
    Best of luck ...Have a great time on the road , and stay safe .
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    Definitely cool.

    I have a friend who has been on the Applachian Trail for about a month now.
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    Jun 17, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
    Ah I find this Thrilling! A friend and I were planning a bikeride across Canada, until we realized large portions of the praries fucking blow, and he has no passport, so we can't dip south.
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    Jun 17, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    This is amazing. WIsh you the best of luck. HOpefully the rest of us rj guys can meet you before you depart on your trek.
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    Jun 17, 2011 5:40 PM GMT

    When I first heard of this a couple of weeks ago, I thought you might be a bit crazy....but now I know better. I worry about the summer heat AND the humidity in some of the states you'll be traveling. Hope you have a drive-along companion for company and emergencies.
    Oh...and will you be wearing your signature BOW TIE ??? ...icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    Thanks, everyone. I look forward to keeping you all posted, and hopefully meeting some of you.

    paulflexes saidDo you need a travel assistant to lick wipe the sweat off your body as you walk? icon_biggrin.gif
    Hahah... Wanna be my sherpa?

    citpolo saidYou should get a shoe sponsor, or maybe EMS or REI. This is a very cool idea. Good luck on the road!
    I'm trying to. We'll see if anyone agrees.

    Joeyphx444 saidPlease stop in phx icon_biggrin.gif
    I received a fellowship from ASU to fund this project, so I'm definitely going through Phoenix.

    Friendsrbetter saidHope you have a drive-along companion for company and emergencies.
    Oh...and will you be wearing your signature BOW TIE ???
    I'm going solo, but some friends have offered to come walk and camp with me for a day or two at various points along the way. I'm thinking of packing at least one bow tie, for good measure.

    Zettabyte saidHow are you doing this? E.g. shelter, food, supplies, etc.
    Carrying everything on my back... I'll probably camp out most nights, but I'll stay at motels at least a couple times a week, and with friends or kind strangers whenever possible. So if you have a couch to offer along the way, let me know!

    Zettabyte saidOne question about the route... all of the cities in your route are more or less well known and interesting... except Frederick. Why? I grew up 20 minutes south of there and I can tell you... there's nothing there to be terribly excited about. Was it just to avoid walking directly through Baltimore or something?
    Avoiding the NY-DC urban corridor is precisely the reason why. I've driven that way too many times. Figured I'd go off the beaten path.
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:32 PM GMT
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