John Krohn, Walking the Perimeter of the United States

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.

2 Responses

  1. Dave

    Geez, you did it AGAIN! I just bought and started reading ‘Round Ireland with a Fridge. I picked it out of all the serious looking travel essay books at Barnes and Noble 2 weeks ago. I plan to share my book review once I wrap it up.

  2. Mike Richard

    Dave, very cool! I’m definitely keen to hear what you think of it. I had it in my hand at the book store the other day and just didn’t feel like buying it at the moment. I should’ve b/c I know I’ll love it.


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