Horseback Riding Across America 🐎
I am not following a designated route for this journey, but rather paving my own! Some times I know where I’m going weeks in advance, other times I have no idea where tomorrow will find me. The latter is most often true! This is the way of the road.
However, I know we will pass through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon. We expect to cover about 3,000 miles. I know for certain we intend to incorporate the Cowboy Trail in Nebraska and the Wind River Range in Wyoming into our travels.
Walk Across America 🥾
I followed the American Discovery Trail on and off throughout the country, starting near Cape Henlopen, Delaware, and finishing at Point Reyes, California! 🌎
My route took me through Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California. In total, I walked roughly 3500 miles, and I spent exactly 9 months on the road, from March 9th to December 9th, 2019.
Ultimately, I deviated from the American Discovery Trail for over 50% of my walk, to save time and miles. You can see my complete route, zoom in on every single road I took, below
Cycling Across America 🚲
My “Southern Tier” route encompassed South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missisippi, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. It was approximately 2898.6 miles, done over 81 days from March 9th to May 30th, 2021. I averaged 35.8 miles per day. Over the duration of this leg, I had 30+ dogs chase me, faced more than 10 flats, slept 12 miles from a deadly tornado, and got yelled at by 2 road raging drivers. Not bad statistics.
My “Northern Tier” route breezed through Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. It clocks in at around 2372 miles, completed over 40 days from May 31st to July 9th, 2021. I averaged a more respectable 60 miles per day, and followed the Adventure Cycling Associations course for over a third of the trip.