UPDATE: Listen to the radio show of the first five days of my walk!
I’m going on a walking journey from April 17 to 25, 2015, around Western Massachusetts and possibly into neighboring states. I’ve created a website to help me plan the route and find hosts at journey.sharett.org.
Last April I spent four days walking from my house to western Florence, Huntington, Easthampton, Mass. and back home – about 35 miles total. Each night I spent with a different friend, and each day I walked, sometimes with friends, sometimes meeting new people along the way, sometimes being barked at, mapping new trails and roads that I found and adding them to Open Street Map. Most of the time I was off of major roads, walking old woods roads and sometimes bushwhacking through fields, forests and the occasional swamp!
This year I’m not quite sure what the journey will bring, but I’m looking forward to meeting new people and seeing the beauty of the early spring.
My route is mostly set, but I’m still looking for a host in Williamsburg, MA. If you’d like to host me for a night, visit journey.sharett.org and fill out the form at the bottom of the page, or contact me.
If you’d like to walk with me for part of the journey, or want me to deliver letters to people along the route, be in touch!
Here are some pictures from last year’s journey: