Saturday, January 19, 2008

Videographer Mike Daniel Still Walking

Chris Casey's article in the Greeley, CO Tribune on 18 January 2008 is titled "Path to bliss: Man finds his passion on America's byways." It's about the cross country hike by 39-year-old Mike Daniel on the
"American Discovery Trail. It's 6,200-6,800 miles long, depending on routes you take. He started in mid-June from the Atlantic-side trailhead in Delaware and hopes to be the first person to cover the trail's expanse -- including the loop between Denver and Cincinnati -- nonstop on foot."
"Since ditching his day job in 2002, he has filmed documentaries of his journeys on the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails, selling 5,000 copies of the former and 1,000 of the latter."
And, of course, there's a web site.
"Mike Daniel plans to chronicle his American Discovery Trail trek in a book filled with tales, characters and historical facts, accompanied by a pair of DVDs. His Web site, including daily journal and video logs, is"
The web site describes Daniel this way:
"an addictive long distance hiker with over 10,000 miles hiked since 1998. He has section thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine with over 8,000 combined miles in over 8 years, he has thru-hiked the John Muir Trail in 2002 as well as The Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada in 2006."

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