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American Discovery Trail - you can walk across America

A Walk Across America: Great Book...whenever I go to a thrift store or book sale and this book I buy it and give it to someone to read.

Canopy walk, Amazon rainforest, Peru by Byrd on a Wire, via Flickr

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Walk Across America: Nate Damm and His Life on Foot

Nate Damm set out from the Atlantic Ocean in Delaware and began walking west. More than 3,200 miles and seven months later, Nate walked across America and dipped his toes in the Pacific Ocean in California.

"Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of his faith in himself and his country."

35 Ways to Help the Homeless - Struck by personal tragedies, the people in shelters across America have lost their homes and been deserted by family and friends. What can you do to help them? Sometimes the smallest actions can go a long way.

The Wood Thrush, Hylocichla mustelina, is a North American passerine bird. It is closely related to other thrushes such as the American Robin and is widely distributed across North America, wintering in Central America and southern Mexico. The Wood Thrush is the official bird of the District of Columbia.

The Downy Woodpecker is the smallest species of woodpecker in North America, growing up to 6 inches long. They can be found mainly in deciduous forests across most of Canada and the United States.


How To Walk Across America

How To Walk Across America: Currently, I am walking across America. UPDATE: I have completed my journey, where I ended in New Orleans and flew back home to return to graduate school.  The following was written during the second month of my journey. END UPDATE I would like to provide any future walkers with the resources and advice to set out on their own journey across the country.  Much of what I have written is culled from experience, some comes from advice given to me from other travelers on the road. So take a look around and explore the contents.  I hope that my journey will inspire you to take on your own challenge. For the EXTREME! Challenge: So what makes walking across America EXTREME!? For one, the distance of a transcontinental walk at 2,500+ miles can be physically challenging.  Whether you're pushing a cart or carrying a backpack, the ...