After deciding to travel to every U.S. state consecutively, I began to realize what a massive undertaking this trip will be. There are more states than there are countries in each continent! The first challenge I’m facing are the roads: in the U.S. are built for driving cross country, but not for driving north and south.
So… as I began the (daunting) process of mapping out the driving route of the lower 48 states, it quickly became apparent just how difficult this trip was going to be. I knew this would be A LOT of driving for one thing! I will be traveling alone for nearly 6-7 months and will need to somehow make time eat, shower, and hopefully, sleep. Another thorn in my side will be that I suffer from night blindness and my vision is extremely limited when driving in the dark. This will mean traveling between sunrise and sunset on a daily basis.
The journey will kick off with a 12-day mountaineering course in Alaska with the Alaska Mountaineering School. With next-to-no mountaineering skills and huge aspirations to climb the Seven Summits, I figure I need to start somewhere. What better way to explore Alaska then in the mountain range of Denali National Park?
Immediately following Alaska, the rest of the journey will begin from my hometown in Los Angeles, California. This expedition will start in July 2018 and will end in February 2019. With a just a basic driving route planned out, I am leaving the rest up to chance, adventure and exploration