So at first, our plan to move from Boston to San Francisco was pretty simple. Ship stuff. Take plane. Get apartment. Find jobs.
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)
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.
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,
Thanks so much for checking out our project!
Evan & Jade