I'm in the process of planning a walk across the country. I've been nose deep in maps, atlases, and books about the subject. I've also been slowly picking up the equipment I'll need for the journey. It's been a lifelong dream of mine to do this, and after some recent events, I feel I have the confidence to accomplish it. I also plan on collecting as many stories as I can from the people I'm bound to meet. I may share the stories in a blog. The purpose of the trip will be to really challenge myself, as well as shore up what I believe to be my greatest weaknesses. Unfortunately, my current living situation means I don't have a definite time line as far as when I'll be able to go, but when I eventually get the chance, I want to be ready.