Our planned walking route across America covers just over 3,000 miles from east to west. Although there are plenty of ways to walk across the country, we’ve chosen a historical theme and will be following wherever possible the routes of European settlers and pioneers across the country.
We start in Jamestown, VA, the first permanent English settlement in North America, and cross Virginia, picking up the 18th-century Great Wagon Road along the Appalachians and the Wilderness Road into Tennessee and over the mountains in Kentucky.
We cross southern Indiana and Illinois to reach St. Louis, for a long time the westernmost city in America, and then follow the Missouri river from Kansas City to Omaha. Here we join the Oregon Trail through Nebraska and Wyoming, and then pick up the path of the Mormon Trail to Salt Lake City.
Finally, we follow the route of the California Trail and the Intercontinental Railroad across the desert to San Francisco – which we hope to reach some time in October 2010.