Day 68

A railroad ran through it

June 2nd, 2010


  1. Larry says:

    Can you hear that lonesome whistle blow?

  2. heather says:

    love the serenity…

  3. Scott R says:

    Hopefully you can bring your cart into the Mall of America. Best of luck on your journey! This is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. Now I want to copy and do something similar.

  4. This is so cool. Way to go:)
    Have a good night!!

  5. Janine says:

    My fav pic yet.

  6. Jennifer R, NNews Va says:

    Hubby and I enjoy taking your picture tour through the wilds and wonders of America.

    This is the kind of snapshot so many would miss riding by in their car.

    Hope you continue to have a safe and happy walk!

  7. Ruthie says:

    I love your pictures, I especially love the paths without end and the puppy’s. Keep on walking and we will keep on talking.

  8. Richard says:

    Have no idea why you are doing what you are doing, but wish I could do it with you. Just found out reading the news. You are proofing that good people do exists and care. Best of luck in your journey across US.

  9. wanda says:

    Awww… mY hubs loves <3 walking the railroad tracks…. This picture brings me a sappy smile, thinking and wishing him and I could walk here..

  10. fran says:

    what kind of shoes are you using?,also socks, good socks for long distance are hard to find….

  11. Tess says:

    WOW! I seriously love this one!

  12. Molly says:

    I really like this picture and am happy you got to share it with us. It’s the perfect path.

  13. Tna says:

    Are you bumping along the tracks?…or just passing by?

  14. Heather says:

    Unbelievable picture! Before I read the caption I thought they were steps/stairs!

  15. Peter P says:

    Absolute beautiful desolation.

  16. Trish Hutsenpiller says:


  17. Amanda Brown says:

    This is lovely. Is it near Minnehaha Falls?

  18. ABBY FROM CALI. says:


  19. Renee' says:

    Great picture a definite KEEPER!!!!

  20. Angelica says:

    So beautiful!!

  21. Steve says:

    Love this shot. Makes me think of nature overpowering technology. Nature is slow, but she sure is thorough!

    PS does your website have a login for commenting? I hate typing my email and website over and over. I know, I’m lazy!

  22. Michael says:

    Great pic Matt. They look like stairs on the side of a mountain. Great job.. Look forward to reading every night.. Be safe and good luck.. Hope your dad can walk with you again soon..

  23. 'gina says:

    different than a river runs through it….i like that you named it that!!

  24. Jim Swenson says:

    Hello from Bedford IN,,love the pic’s,this is really cool,,,be safe out there and have a good day!!!!

  25. Jenn says:

    Love this picture! You have inspired me to start bringing my camera when I go walking :)

  26. Colin in Sconi says:

    Haha, when I saw this picture, I couldn’t help but think of Ghostbusters II when Ray, Egon, & Winston are on a unused rail line and they hear the whistle of the ghost train coming!

    Gotta watch out for those ghost trains, especially on supposed “abandoned” tracks!

  27. Karen Too says:


  28. Julia says:

    No matter where man goes, he is reminded that nature is more lasting….

  29. phyllis says:

    all my life i dreamed of just striking out across america. also always wanted to hike the smokies. being a woman just sucks. i could never think of a way to do either and feel safe. now i’m too old. i read and look at your progress with envy. God bless and keep you. good traveling from mississippi

  30. caro says:

    this is soooo pretty. It reminds me of a scene from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, and the Whistle Stop Express. Absolutely stunning..

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