Saturday, February 17, 2007

AT Hiker Becerra Headed 'Round the World

The Columbia Missourian of 16 February 2007 carries a short piece by Caroline Zilk and Alex Tribou. It's titled "Around the World on Foot" and relates the fact that a hiker named Cesar Becerra is aiming to be the 5th person to walk around the world.

"While walking the Appalachian Trail soon after being diagnosed with diabetes, he fell in love with long-distance walking and made it his goal to walk around the world, excluding the oceans. ...

"He started his journey three years ago from Key West, Fla., and made it to Clinton, last fall. In late February, Becerra will begin his walk again, this time from Clinton to Topeka, Kan. He plans to walk across Kansas and continue westward. His final U.S. destination is Los Angeles.

"After that, Becerra said he will jump a cargo ship to Tokyo to continue his journey."

In between walking, he is a tour guide in DC, NYC, and Boston, and a teacher for Nature's Classroom, Greenfield, NH.

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