Sunday, 13 January 2008
quote [ Strong winds and tides meant James Castrission, 25, and Justin Jones, 25, were swept in huge circles, and had to abandon hopes of reaching Auckland.
Pairs of shoes worn through after 6,875 miles (11,064 kilometers):
Approximate number of Balance Bars eaten over seven months:
2 men kayak from Australia to New Zealand
1 man walks 6,875 miles connecting several of the USA's long-distance hiking trails
Inevitable mushroom picture in comments.
*update!* no mushroom
BBC article about the kayakers: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7185629.stm#map[by the belt@1:05amGMT] [+7 Good]
Andrew Skurka, professional long-distance hiker, National Geographic Society's Adventurer of the Year, 2007.
Nat. Geo.'s article about him: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/best-of-adventure-2008/achievements/andrew-skurka.html
His site about his hike on the "Great Western Loop Trail": http://www.andrewskurka.com/GWL/index.php
The dude is unbelievable, has hiked sea-to-sea from Gaspe' peninsula to Washington state, thru-hiked all major US trails... "man crush" doesn't say enough.
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I wanted mushroom.