My original route took me from Olive Branch, MS to Edna, KS, where I experience Acute Kidney Failure. After taking time off from my walk to recover, I restarted my journey near Augusta, MO on the Katy Trail. I stayed on the Katy Trail through most of Missouri until I reached Sedalia, MO. At Sedalia I left the trail and began walking Hwy 50 until I reached Kansas City. My path from Kansas City has taken me through Lawrence, Pleasant Grove, Ottawa. Osage City, Council City, Strong City, Elmdale and now Florence. I plan to continue walking towards Dodge City, and from there into Oklahoma and on to New Mexico. From New Mexico I plan to head into Arizona, and from there into California, hopefully by December.

“I imagine walking thru Arkansas into Missouri will be one of the toughest legs of the journey. Getting used to being alone, dealing with the foot and body pain that will initially come, finding places to pitch my tent for the night, and walking along busy highways will all take some getting used to. “

I will try and update my posts as frequently as possible. How often I can do that is greatly dependent on my WiFi situation and my location. Hopefully many of the small towns I go thru will have someplace where I can grab some coffee and access the internet for a little while.