I just wanted to provide some additional information based on some questions I've been getting about the trip. The date of departure is fast approaching. I will be flying out of Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport on May 4th to Portland, Oregon. From there I plan to get my feet wet in the Pacific Ocean before starting East.
I will be carrying a pack with all my hiking/camping gear for the journey. I plan to camp along the way, and on occasion, take shelter with fellow Americans. I plan to stop at different parishes along the way every weekend for Mass as I go.
Another common question I have been getting is "How long will this trip take you?". If everything goes as planned it should take 3-6 months to complete. My goal would be to average 20-30 miles per day. We'll see how it all plays out.
I will do my best to give live updates and maybe even some pictures to help illustrate the trip.
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.