My virtual trip this year is going to be to Calgary Canada. I would really like to make this a real trip because in June, the Mormon History Association conference is being held there this year, but I am currently not thinking I was actually have the resources to go, but this will be fun anyway. One draws of Calgary is the annual Calgary Stampede Rodeo. More about what you might look forward to seeing later. I will need a passport to make this trip due to the Homeland security act and tighter security measures along the U.S./Canadian border.
I Googled this trip. By car, this trip would take 18 hours. Google has a fun feature that I didn't know about that gives times and mileage for walking and biking as well. I'm walking, so the estimated time is 14 days, 18 hours. Does that mean that they expect me to walk 24 hours a day? This trip comes with a warning "Use caution, this route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths." Wow, you can say that again.
Actually this will be a very straight forward trip. It is straight up I-15 from Cedar City, through the entire state of Utah, across Idaho and Montana to the Canadian border, where I-15 meets up with Trans-Canada Highway AB-1 W. I am going to need to double my yearly goal to make it. If I just walk 500 miles, I will end up somewhere between the Idaho border and Butte, Montana. According to my fitness tracker, I am now 16 miles into my trip. Almost to Parowan, Utah.
Edited by: LARKSONGRUTH at: 1/17/2012 (11:55)
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