John Krohn, Walking the Perimeter of the United States
by Mike Richard | June, 2007
From my Worst Case Scenario: Survival calendar:
John Krohn began a walk along the perimeter of the United States with a wheelbarrow on June 1, 1908. The journey lasted 357 days, during which Krohn walked 9,024 miles. The long days on the road wore out 11 pairs of shoes, 112 pairs of socks, and 5 wheels for the wheelbarrow.
357 days actually doesn’t seem that bad considering how large the U.S. is. My question is: why a wheelbarrow? Whatever his reason, he certainly started a traveling-with-household-tool/appliance trend, what with Tony Hawks’ Round Ireland With A Fridge. I say it’s time to up the ante.
‘Cross Asia with an Above Ground Pool Strapped to Your Back? Who’s with me? It doesn’t really have the same ring, I suppose.
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About the Author
Vagabondish founding editor, Mike Richard, is a Rhode Island native, professional web designer and travel junkie with an unhealthy addiction to backpacking, hiking and seeing the world. He enjoys knit hats, small, declarative sentences and speaking in the third person. His professional credits include "Woman's World magazine contributor" and having once been interviewed by Tyra Banks (seriously).