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About

About

The Walk

A coast to coast walk across the United States of America ~ We will be walking from the Atlantic Coast -- roughly 3500 miles-- to the  Pacific Coast. Our plan, originally, was to start in New York City and walk an average of 23.3 miles a day over the coarse of 150 days, finally arriving in San Francisco. After having been on the road for over 5 months, we planned on completing our journey in Santa Monica. On Day 181, we successfully completed a 3000+ mile walk from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast. We finished on January 12th 2013 on the Santa Monica Pier amongst our friends and family.

The People

Levi ~  Hello, I'm Levi Stiles and I recently graduated with a degree in philosophy from UCDavis. I plan on walking across America in hopes of developing new relationships and experiencing this country's natural beauty.Levi I am always looking for an alternative, a new way, or a fresh perspective and this has created an extremely rich existence for me. I began planning this trip six months ago; having gifted away almost everything I owned, I was able to focus what I felt was really important. I was fortunate enough to convince Shikira in coming with me, and have been putting together this magnificent trip ever since.


Shikira ~ Full name is Shikira Marie Tierra Severson, but the nicknames are endless. I love my home town (Santa Cruz), the beach, good food, fun music, and laughs. I am an honest person with a heart for people, hence my pursuing a B.S. in Human Development at UC Davis.Shikira I am a member, and was Chapter President, of the Theta Pi chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. I graduate on June 17th and will fly to New York City two weeks after to begin a much anticipated adventure. Levi's initial invitation to come along the trek across America was easy to deny. However, my desire to travel is not yet satisfied, and Levi's thoughtful planning and ideas soon convinced me.  How could I pass up such an opportunity? Thinking about the landscapes, the cities, the people, the challenge, and the developing pride for such a beautiful home country captured me. I am thankful to begin our wonderful journey!