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User Image rambohikes Posted: Apr 19, 2018 5:33 PM (UTC)

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This, by far, is the hardest route planning hikes I've ever done. The only directions are east to west and I'm going west to east...7,000 miles of it... #GYSOT #thruhike #americandiscoverytrail
User Image thetrailartist Posted: Apr 18, 2018 6:47 PM (UTC)
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After walking through DC, I began following the C&O canal towpath that for the most part has free camping every 6-8 miles for 180 miles. A hiker’s paradise really. There’s been a lot of ups and downs already but I’m getting there.

#thruhike #hike #hiking #canal #canaltowpath #potomacriver #maryland #americandiscoverytrail #adt #camping #nature #inaturalist
User Image thetrailartist Posted: Apr 18, 2018 2:29 PM (UTC)
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Older pics from walking through DC the other week cuz I haven’t had solid WiFi to upload anything for a while. It was very cool to see DC with the cherry blossoms at peak blossom.
#dc #washingtondc #cherryblossom #cherryblossomfestival #usa #adt #thruhike #city #hiker #capitolhill #blossoms #capitolbuilding #nature #landscape #macro #americandiscoverytrail
User Image thetrailartist Posted: Apr 3, 2018 7:55 PM (UTC)
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I walked across the state of Delaware in 3 days! From Cape Henlopen DE, to Denton MD. Onward tomorrow.
#americandiscoverytrail #thruhike #adt #hikerlife #walk #backpacking #usa #travel #delaware #maryland #adventure
User Image thetrailartist Posted: Apr 3, 2018 7:46 PM (UTC)
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I’m behind on updates but you’d be surprised how much happens when you’re only going 2-3 mph.
#hike #hikerlife #thruhike #americandiscoverytrail #ocean #atlanticocean #landscape #backpacking #backpacker
User Image thetrailartist Posted: Apr 3, 2018 2:16 AM (UTC)

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Here is my entire life. Everything I need to survive mooshed together. Let’s hope I can carry it to the Pacific for another picture.
#hike #hiking #thruhike #hikerlife #americandiscoverytrail #nature #ocean #beach #usa #backpacking #backpacker #eastcoast #usa
User Image golos_ameriki Posted: Apr 2, 2018 1:30 PM (UTC)

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Мыс Хенлопен является самой восточной точкой American Discovery Trail - единственного туристического маршрута, который начинается на побережье Тихого океана и заканчивается на берегу Атлантики. Протяженность пешеходного маршрута - около 11 тыс км. Льюис, штат Делавэр (фото: Евгений Баранов)
User Image thetrailartist Posted: Apr 1, 2018 7:50 PM (UTC)
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Today I started walking across the USA. I’m going to be roughly following the American Discovery Trail, which goes from the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of Delaware all the way to the Pacific Ocean by San Francisco. 12 miles down. 3188ish to go.
#hike #hiking #thruhike #americandiscoverytrail #adt #camping #ocean #nature #delaware #atlanticocean #couchsurfing #adventure #landscape
Prelude:

On March 28th I flew to Washington DC to see somewhere I’ve never been and to be one step closer to walking across America. I stayed with a wonderful couple and their tough city hound, really an old timid dog that couldn’t hurt a fly. They are truly some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. With respect to their privacy I will not go into too much detail, but if you are reading this thank you for being such welcoming people and I hope you continue hosting travelers, putting a friendly face to Washington DC. With their house as a home base, I was able to explore the National Mall area and everything around it. I checked out the museum of Natural History, the National Galley of Art, and a very cool exhibit based on burning man at the Renwick Gallery. At the National Gallery, I came across some paintings by one of my favorite artists, Georges Seurat. He is well known for pointillism, creating masterpieces comprised of tiny dots of color that seem to blend together at a distance. As I was admiring his paintings I wondered how he felt when he first started this technique. I wondered if it was daunting for him to stare at a blank canvas knowing the hours and hours of work ahead to compose a canvas of so many tiny dots. And I wondered if he found it exciting knowing how his vision would take place and how beautiful the finished work would be. And I thought the walk before was not much different than a blank canvas. And my footprints were going to be my tiny little dots, slowly but surely I was going to create something of my own and maybe if you squinted at the end it would all make sense. One step might seem insignificant like a dot of paint, but enough would surely create something beautiful. In the Renwick gallery one interactive display stood out especially. In a hallway on all walls stood a blackboard with big white letters spelled across “BEFORE I DIE_________” with hundreds of answers scribbled onto the wall with chalk by visitors. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and I wrote beneath “walk across the USA”. #art #gallery #hike #hiking #thruhike #artist #dc #washingtondc #travel #usa #americandiscoverytrail