Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Cross Country walker rests at Kimball's Brookside Farm


July 27, 2017

Dakota Kuhns/Western Nebraska Observer

Kendal and Beverly Atkins welcomed Erin Parete into their home at Brookside Farm for a few days of rest. Parete expects to complete her cross country trek, which began in Rhode Island, late in September in Oregon.

Another walk across the country, Erin Parete is making her way east to west across America.

From her starting point in Rhode Island on March 25, 2017, Erin Parete is more than half way done with her cross country trek.

Her plan is to follow I-80 up through Wyoming and into Utah, just before reaching Salt Lake City, Utah, she will head north into Idaho, then will walk west to her final destination outside of Portland Oregon.

On average Erin walks 30 miles a day, "My longest was 40 miles in one day and I don't want to do that again." That 40 mile trip was the stretch between Grand Island to...

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