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We are hiking across the U.S., advocating for wilderness, filming our adventure, and having a baby at the end! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on March 25, 2012.

We are hiking across the U.S., advocating for wilderness, filming our adventure, and having a baby at the end!

About this project

Since our marriage on Tybee Island, Georgia, Cynthia and I have been talking about having a big adventure together, before having children.  Hiking from Georgia, where we were married, to Oregon where we intend to live became the focus of these plans.  First and foremost, we want to have an adventure together. We are also very motivated to raise awareness about the need to preserve the remaining wild spaces in America.  Our hike and the subsequent documentary is our way of deepening our own bonds together, while also sharing our love of the wild with all who will watch.  Once the documentary is finished, we will be submitting it to The Banff Film Festival and other venues for distribution.  We will be writing an account of the trip and pitching that as a book to publishers.  We want our message of our love for the wilderness to carry far and wide after we are done hiking.

FAQ

  • If there is a compelling story to be told at the point, we will produce the documentary and send it out to you as promised. If there's nothing interesting to report, we will refund your contribution on a pro-rated scale based on how far we travel. If you donate ten-thousand dollars and our prematurely concluded hike results inf you not getting your deluxe guided experience, we will either refund your money, of give you a guided trip of your choice elsewhere.

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  • If you have ever hugged an unwashed person and you are cool with how that feels, please hug us. If however, you have not experienced this and aren't sure how you might respond, please don't hesitate to delay the hug until we have a chance to bathe. If you have food, please do not wait until we have bathed but rather, supply it to us with the earnest and eager abandon you might employ when trying to lure a squirrel to your hand. Do not be surprised if we come at you like a couple of squirrels who have suffered a long winter full of misplaced nuts. After that, please hike with us for as long as you would like and expect our rapt attention and many cups of tea in exchange for your company.

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    16 backers

    A DVD copy of the documentary about our hike across America.

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    6 backers

    All of the above plus a digital copy of the written account of the trip.

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    All of the above plus a hardcopy of the written account of the trip.

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    10 backers

    All of the above plus a print of a photo taken from the trip.

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    6 backers

    All of the above plus access to our GPS updates, and video updates.

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    All of the above plus a producer credit.

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    All of the above plus an executive producer credit.

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    All of the above plus the option to join us for a day during the hike.

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    All of the above plus the option to join us for a week during a segment of your choice of the hike. You bring the appropriate gear and we'll take care of the rest, including cooking meals for you! At the end of each day, Cynthia will massage your feet and Pyar will massage your back and shoulders. But trust us, it won't get weird.

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Funding period

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