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Walking through the west / 
to be a better person /
and find my purpose
Walking through the west / to be a better person / and find my purpose
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Pacific Crest Trail Hiking Photo Haiku Project

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I'm hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico!

I will be documenting my journey of self-exploration through:

  • Taking one Polaroid photo every day on the trail
  • Writing a haiku each day on the back of the photo
  • Compiling them into a book to share with you

Why, you ask?

This year, I made the resolution to live relentlessly -- To push myself farther than I have in the past, to refuse to accept complacency as a norm, and to focus introspectively - identifying and working on the neglected parts of my soul and appreciating the parts that are already shining. The miles ahead me will provide the time I need to reflect on my past, and adapt my mind for what's to come.

By writing a haiku every day on a photo every day, I will document my thoughts and reflections, and will be able to see my own transformation. To the right, you will see several ways you can pledge your support to be a part of this journey! This adventure would not be possible without your support. 

Risks and challenges

This project has a couple key risks:

1. I could die.

2. I could become seriously injured.

3. I could miss my deadline to finish the photo book and poster. However, after the trail, I won't be employed. I'll have plenty of time to get everything in line while I'm readjusting to society.

While there are many risks of doing a 2,600-ish mile hike, none of them (aside from #1 and #2) will have an effect on my dedication to completing the project. If I die, I'm sorry. If I become seriously injured, unless I become completely incapacitated, I'll finish the trail.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    I will say a heartfelt thanks to you at a random place on the trail.

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    You will receive a digital copy of the photo book, alongside my heartfelt appreciation spoken in the woods!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    I will send you a poster of the polaroids, a digital copy of the photo book, and will give thanks to you on the trail.

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    You will be sent a hard copy of the photo book, alongside my gratitude on the trail.

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    You will be sent a hard copy of the photo book, the poster and my thanks on the trail!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Along with my endless gratitude, the poster and the hard copy of the photo book, you will receive one of the original photos and hand-written haikus featured in the book.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Sponsor a resupply package!

    For those of you backing this, you will receive something special in the mail from me from the place where I received your sponsored box along the trail.

    Later (Feb. 2016), you will receive the book of polaroids and haikus, the poster, and the entire time, you will have my endless gratitude.

    Your name will appear in a "Special Thanks" section of the photo book.

    Additionally, I will send you one of my top favorite polaroids with an original hand-written haiku.

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    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    Sponsor a pair of boots!

    On the trail, I'm anticipating I'll go through 6 sets of boots. For those of you backing this, you will receive a hand-written letter from me on the trail, along with one of the original polaroids and haikus, the photo book, the poster and my gratitude.

    You'll be listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the photo book as well.

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    See your product in action!

    I'll send you several high-resolution photos of your product in use along the trail, alongside a few product-only photos. I'll promote your product on my Instagram, Facebook and blog.

    You will receive the book of polaroids and haikus, the poster, and the entire time, you will have my endless gratitude.

    Your name will appear in a "Special Thanks" section of the photo book.

    Additionally, I will send you one of my top favorite polaroids with an original hand-written haiku.

    Note: We will need to collaborate on this, to ensure it's something I can feasibly carry / use in nature.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    I will tattoo a haiku of your choice (from the trail) somewhere on my body (placement = my choice).

    I'll send you a polaroid of the artist doing the tattoo in action, have him/her sign the photo, and will send it to you with everything else above.

    We can also collaborate on a design for the tattoo!

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Funding period

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