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We are creating the Adventure Access Trail, a new walking trail from Boston to San Francisco.  
http://adventureaccess.org
We are creating the Adventure Access Trail, a new walking trail from Boston to San Francisco. http://adventureaccess.org
143 backers pledged $7,383 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi Friends,

So at first, our plan to move from Boston to San Francisco was pretty simple. Ship stuff. Take plane. Get apartment. Find jobs. 

Then we got to thinking. We love walking long distances... What if we walk there? Then we thought, what if we study the experience and make it easier for other people to walk there too? What if we create a trail across America by researching, recording and sharing the knowledge necessary for other would-be adventurers who might be held back by a lack of reliable information?

What is the fastest way from Salt Lake to Reno? Are people in Omaha friendly? What should we pack? What will we eat? How fast can we get there? What is bear spray? Finding the answers to questions like these in aggregate is difficult. Enter the Adventure Access Trail: (http://adventureaccess.org)

We are creating a trail, a how-to book, and an online checkpoint-by-checkpoint guide to traveling across America, rating each area by the quality of its climate, walkability, provisions and lodging, friendliness of people, and technical/communications infrastructure. Every 10 miles, we will create a checkpoint by "blazing" the trail with Adventure Access Trail stickers. The location of these checkpoints, along with descriptions and ratings, will be available online. 

A cross-country walk is difficult enough without having to worry about every last detail or unknown variable. The Adventure Access Trail enables adventurers to be informed about these logistical aspects so that they can focus on the fun and interesting challenges of walking across America.

Why do we need your help? We're raising money to cover costs of supplies as well as the how-to book production costs. With your support, we can make adventure more attainable, more understandable, and ultimately, more accessible.

Thanks so much for checking out our project!  

Evan & Jade

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    LAND RUSH LEVEL - pay what you want!!
    Claim a checkpoint, claim a landmark, and get a phone call detailing the conditions around your checkpoint/landmark. You'll also get a digital and signed hard copy of the book "How to Walk Across America" with our trail map. Plus you'll get regular project updates and our thanks in the book and on the website.

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    BLAZE-WORTHY LEVEL - We'll send you an Adventure Access Trail sticker (the same "blaze" that we'll place at each checkpoint!). You'll also get regular project updates and our thanks in the book and on the website.

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    READER LEVEL - You'll get a digital copy of the book "How to Walk Across America" plus all of the the non-land rush rewards above.

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    SCOUT LEVEL - We'll send you a signed hard copy of the book "How to Walk Across America" with our trail map plus all the non-land rush rewards above.

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    SURVEYOR LEVEL - Claim a checkpoint, and name it anything you want! You can see the approximate route at http://adventureaccess.org. Your chosen checkpoint nickname will appear on the site and in the book! Plus you'll get a call from us detailing the conditions of your checkpoint. You'll also receive all of the the non-land rush rewards above and an invite to walk/party with other backers and us if you're around Boston on July 1st/2nd!!

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    ICON LEVEL - You'll receive all the non-land rush rewards above, but with a landmark instead of a checkpoint. You can add your own description and dedication! For example: "Golden Gate Bridge"? Not anymore. Now it's the "[Insert Name Here] Bridge", complete with your own history or mythology about it! These landmarks with your descriptions and dedications will appear in the book as well as the website!

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    HERO LEVEL - You are a Surveyor and an Icon! Every reward so far is yours!

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    VIRTUAL SHERPA LEVEL - You'll get custom walking trail planning and virtual support hotline (phone, email, etc.) on your next adventure, plus all of the rewards listed above!

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    MAGNATE LEVEL - We will mail you a collection of items that you're into. Shot glasses? Maps? Novelty magnets? Chamber of commerce pamphlets? Whatever you're into, we'll help you build your collection by mailing you the items from every state that we visit. (If you collect things such as diamond rings, wallabies, anvils, or ice cream, talk to us first). You'll also receive all of the rewards listed above.

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    PIONEER WEEKEND LEVEL - We will guide you, your family, your friends, your college class, your business associates, or any other motley combination of you and your walking pals on a weekend walking trip and help you with pre-walk planning! (Note: we're cool with traveling outside of the continental US if you cover airfare as well). You'll also receive all of the rewards listed above.

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    ADVENTURE VACATION LEVEL - We will guide you, your family, your friends, your college class, your business associates, or any other motley combination of you and your walking pals on a REALLY long walk (2 weeks!) and help you with pre-walk planning! (Note: we're cool with traveling outside of the continental US if you cover airfare as well). Instead of the pioneer weekend, you get a two week trip with us and all of the other rewards listed above!

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