Welcome to this site for my walk across the American West, following on my walk across Europe in 2011 (http://walkacrosseurope.wordpress.com/).
I’m interested in how the United States is logistically tied together, and how different transportation and communication technologies affect our sense of place. Because I’ve found that walking provides a valuable ground-level perspective on these issues, I’ve been exploring the West’s transit landscape on foot – through mud, through hail, over mountains, and across shimmering deserts. Along the way, I’ve recorded material for a Kickstarter-funded video documentary that will combine my own traveling experiences with stories from Western transit history and conversations with residents of the West who help to move people, goods, and signals across the region – from horsepackers and television broadcasters to airport developers and telephone technicians.
This website may periodically get a little dusty as I hammer all of this material into shape, but I hope you’ll bear with me as I clean up my gear and start sorting through the bounty of a long and fruitful expedition.