The Long Uphill

Day 2–July 5, 2009 (Rockville-Germantown, 9.5 miles) I don’t know how I failed to notice, but Maryland is just one long uphill. And this morning I found out the cold hard truth about just how much weight I am lugging around. When I purchased a tent from the nice guys at Hudson Trail Outfitters in …

The Journey Begins

Day 1–July 4, 2009 (Washington, D.C.-Rockville, 12.5 miles) As I began my 3,000 mile journey from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco it was hard not to notice the difference between the haves and the have-nots in this country. I started my walk at the Lincoln Memorial among those who are celebrating the nation’s independence, people …