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Hi, I’m Parker Rebensdorf. Welcome to my blog!  I’m just some crazy guy who is attempting to walk across the United States.  Please look up at the headers to find detail on some of the basic info most people are looking for or scroll around and read one of my regular posts about my big…

Day 22: Down But Not Defeated 

After 392,808 steps, 160 miles and 22 days I decided to stop my journey and come home. I’ll explain some more about why in a second but first I want to talk about my awesome experience I had yesterday.  Yesterday, while walking down Route 66 in the middle of nowhere, I crossed paths with a…

Day 20: Never A Dull Day

I know its been several days since my last post but I’ve been having some technology issues. Day 17 went off without a hitch for the most part. Day 18, however, brought some more challenges with it.   I woke up at about 1AM because I was uncomfortably cold.  Somehow, (I’m assuming from the cold)…

Day 16: First Equipment Breakdown

Yesterday was a pretty uneventful day, 11 miles, flat ground, picked up after dinner to stay in a nice warm bed for another night.  Today was a totally different story. Today, about 2 hours into my walk I noticed the wheel on my hobo cart was wobbling pretty severely.  Actually…not wobbling….completely warped. The wheel was…

Day 14: Sick

This post will be pretty short because I woke up with a cold and a pounding headache so I stayed inside all day today. Yesterday was a lot of climbing.  About 5 miles of it and about half of that was on dirt.  Pushing my cart proved to be quite difficult on normal pavement but…

Day 12: Ups and Downs

On Monday I spent my first night in my tent and it was… intimidating.  My day was going pretty well until about 2:30/ 3 o’clock when it came time to find somewhere to sleep.  At this point I had already walked about 11 miles and was getting pretty tired.  I was in an area where…

Day 9: The Bad and The Good

I haven’t walked for the past two days on account of unfortunate circumstances.  On Friday, I was picked up from my walk to attend the memorial service for my Uncle Greg.  Upon arriving, I walked into the church to see what must have been over 200 people there to remember my uncle.  I was surprised…

Day 6: A New Challenge: Hills

Yesterday I stayed at my friends, Jacob and Saul’s, house.  They were kind enough to allow me to keep my cart at their place for the last week since my trip was delayed.  We went to dinner with most of my friends before my journey really begins and I won’t be nearby to see them….

Day 3: Slow and Steady

Yesterday I got up to start my walk, stood up, got ready and then I put my shoes on…that didn’t go well.  My blisters were very painful to stand on and far worse once I started to walk around in my house. I could hardly put weight on my heels.  So, I decided to give…

Day 1: Got My Ass Kicked

Today I started my journey and it was one hell of a learning experience.  You’d think I would have learned my lesson about biting off more than I could chew after my experience on my trial run on the PCT but apparently I needed a reminder. Fortunately, my awesome cousins and siblings came with me to start…

Dry Run

Back in September I decided to go for a dry run to see how I fended for myself. I wanted to be solo for a few weeks so I chose to walk the Pacific Crest Trail for about 200 miles starting in Mexico. Spoiler Alert: It didn’t go well. I actually ran out of water…