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Grand Valle, Quebec

By karenskurka / August 9, 2004 /

AUGUST 9, 2004 — GRANDE VALLE, QUEBEC The journey has begun. Bob, Andrew and I went to Montreal on Wed, Aug 5. We stopped at Ben and Jerry’s in Vermont for the last taste of good junk food. Andrew caught the bus in Montreal on Thurs and took a 16 hour ride to Gaspe. Andrew…

Seekonk, MA

By Andrew Skurka / July 24, 2004 /

July 24 — Seekonk, MA Exciting PR hit in today’s New York Times, in a column by Nicholas Kristof entitled, “Lost in Space” (pdf).” The column points out the long-lasting effects of environmental policies and argues that greater access to and use of protected wildlands is critical to increasing public support for the environmental agenda.…

Boulder, CO

By Andrew Skurka / July 1, 2004 /

July 1 — Boulder, CO I just returned from finishing the Colorado Trail, which runs 478 miles between Denver and Durango through some of the most spectacular scenery in the state (and the country). I finished in 15 days and 4 hours, averaging about 31.4 miles per day. Starting out I was a little unsure…

Boulder, CO

By Andrew Skurka / May 18, 2004 /

May 18 — Boulder, CO The office just received the June issue of Backpacker and I’m pretty excited about my hike being covered in a 33-word blurb on page 46 under a headline “10 More People We Love” in “The 69 greatest things about camping” section. (The person they love the most is Yvon Chouinard,…

Boulder, CO

By Andrew Skurka / April 14, 2004 /

April 14 — Boulder, CO I would like to officially announce my plans for starting back up on the C2C. In August 2004 I will start from Quebec, bound for Washington. The late-summer start will put me in the New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio during October, November, and December. I will probably hike until mid-December,…

Boulder, CO

By Andrew Skurka / March 30, 2004 /

March 30 — Boulder, CO One month later it is very clear that coming out to Boulder, CO, was the right decision. Just within the last week have I begun to feel confident about putting strain on my hip flexor. In fact, it is still bothering me a bit right now but I think it…

Seekonk, MA

By Andrew Skurka / February 27, 2004 /

February 27, 2004 When my hip flexor first started to bother me on Day 2 of my first attempt, I never thought it would lead to this. Three weeks after stopping my hike, and still not fully recovered, I have decided to delay my re-start until mid-May or early-June, when I will start from the…

Seekonk, MA

By Andrew Skurka / February 24, 2004 /

Feb 24, 2004 – Seekonk, MA Today I had the opportunity to speak with about 75 students from Seekonk High School. My presentation was sub-titled “Five ways to achieve success and happiness that you will not hear from your parents or your guidance counselor.” This advice is based on my experiences over the last few…

Seekonk, MA

By Andrew Skurka / February 21, 2004 /

Feb 21, 2004 – Seekonk MA It has been two weeks since I stopped hiking, and I am probably looking at one more week until I can return to the trail. A doctor diagnosed my injury yesterday as a muscular strain – she said there is no chance of a hernia (a concern because of…

Atwood Lake, OH

By karenskurka / February 8, 2004 /

Feb 8-12 – Atwood Lake, OH This has been a very difficult 6 days for Andrew. He spent the past 5 days trying to recover from his hip injury. Andrew’s good friends have been wonderful, providing him with the use of phones, a place to stay and a truck to get groceries. After not hiking…