I’m Going for a Walk

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I’m going for a walk.

For as long as I can remember I have been drawn to the idea of taking a long walk. The time has come…

The walk will begin at the Canada/US border in Washington and I’ll walk down the Pacific coast to Los Angeles. That is about 1,700 miles along the Pacific Coast Highway and other roads.

I’ll live simply. Walk. Breathe. Be with Earth. Sleep outside. Rest and stretch my body. Harvest food and medicine from the land. Drink water. Swim in the Pacific Ocean, lakes and rivers. Read books. Think.
I’ll spend time and talk with people who I meet along the path and who come to walk with me, practicing compassionate communication with each interaction. Share my message through writing, speaking and being.

Unlike my last ten plus years of activism and adventures I have no outward mission. This is for me.
To… Slow down. Simplify. Be mindfully in the present moment. Deepen my gratitude for life. Fall in love with everything. Foster interconnectedness to all. Gain clarity and focus. Focus on peace within. Further my wholeness and completeness within.

With each day on the road, I’ll shed more of the past and walk into the present.

I am letting go of so much. I am letting go of attachment to outcome, even thought of outcome.
I am surrendering to the natural flow of life.

Although this walk is for me, the journey is part of the big picture. I have inner work to do to bring myself into higher truth and integrity and hone in my service to Earth, Humanity and the plants and animals we share this home with. I truly believe that this inner work and self-care is inherent to be the public servant I aim to be.

Time with Earth will abound, but so will time with people. I’m not walking on a trail through the woods, but rather on the roads and highways through many towns and cities.

I will continuously share updates of my whereabouts and my planned route so that I can be found by those who want to find me. I invite you to walk with me, or come sit with me wherever I’m making home while I’m not walking. I have shared my tentative schedule on this page.

Here is how you can stay up to date on the walk and opportunities to join me:

 

Route and Tentative Schedule

I will be following the Pacific Coast Route of the American Cycling Association to a large degree. Each of the five legs of the walk are linked to a map with a rough, tentative route. I am researching the route in more depth and will publish a more detailed route in the near future.

I intend to keep my schedule and route published with a high degree of accuracy to facilitate ease for those who would like to come find me or organize a gathering in their community as I travel through.

Leg 1 – US/Canada border to Port Townsend, WA (100 miles) – 7/29 – 8/3
Leg 2 – Port Townsend to Washington/Oregon border (190 miles) – 8/5 – 8/26
I will be in Port Townsend 8/10-8/18 mailing the Food Freedom book and hosting a couple events.
Leg 3 – Oregon (340 miles) – 8/26 – 9/22
Leg 4 – Oregon/California border to San Francisco (445 miles) – 9/23 – 10/29
Leg 5 – San Francisco to Los Angeles (520 miles) – 10/30 – 12/10

 

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Fill out this form if you’d like to walk with me, host a gathering in your community, host me, support the walk or get involved in any other way.

 

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Photo by Greg Sachs in Port Townsend, Washington – July 11th, 2024

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