Day 100


July 4th, 2010

It's go time.


  1. ABBY FROM CALI. says:

    happy 4th of july.

  2. Sera says:

    Congrats on your 100th day AND making it to Montana. Love your pictures!

  3. Gigi says:

    Wow, what a milestone .. walking on a new state on Day 100 which happens to fall on America’s freedom day!

    Happy 4th of July to you Matt. I hope you get to spend it with wonderful people and share some beer and great stories. If not, have a happy celebration with Mother Nature and the beauty around you. Stay safe. Hope you get to see some fireworks.

    • Jeff says:

      Beer, soda, water, sweet tea or whatever your beverage….a special toast to Matt! Hip Hip Horay…..
      100 days down….two states to go.

      America the beautiful………

      • Don in Tennessee says:


        There are 3 states to go. Did you forget about Idaho-the spud state? Plus Washington and Oregon. Anyway he is marching on and we all support and encourage Matt to continue to be safe and meet warm and friendly Amercians.

      • Dennis from So Cal says:

        To Matt!!!! (I hope you were able to sit back and enjoy some fireworks)

  4. Deron Midlo VA says:

    Happy Fourth of July, Matt! I hope you stumble upon a wonderful picnic. Although, it appears your chances are somewhat remote.

  5. Amanda in WA says:

    Woohoo! Grats on Day 100! Enjoy that flat while you can. :) It is going to get quite hilly soon enough. Happy Fourth of July Matt!

  6. Happy 4th of July to you:) Have a great day!!

  7. Anna One in CA says:

    Happy 4th, Day 100, (and Rube Goldberg anniversary — according to Google). Looks like the only fireworks you’ll see will be shooting stars. Rock on, walk on and be safe…

    • Jeff says:

      do them firefly’s count????

      • Donna in MI says:

        Jeff, you are so….f u n n y! Of course they count! What else will he see besides the shooting stars and the fireflies out there in the middle of “nowhere” in that …B i g S k y Montana country!

  8. Lacy says:

    Matt, congratulations of the milestones of 100 days and reaching a new state (Montana). I am guessing 2 more state after Montana (Idaho and Oregon). Enjoy the home stretch. Thanks for the great pictures along the way.

  9. Nancy in Mt. Lassen area CA. says:

    Happy Independence Day, Matt. My family has been following your journey for awhile now. We really appreciate that you are sharing it online with everyone. Your photos and experiences are so interesting.
    Congratulations on Day 100!

  10. Donna in MI says:

    O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain!
    America! America!
    God shed his grace on thee,
    And crown thy good with brotherhood,
    From sea to shining sea!

    Matt has seen….the beautiful spacious skies….the amber waves of grain….and the fruited plain….the purple mountain majesties await his arrival….and he has been crowned with good brotherhood by all the helpful, great Americans he has met along the way. Keep On Walkin’ Matt and you will have seen this magnificent, beautiful country of ours From sea to shining sea!

    Happy Independence Day! to you and all the posters. Have a great 4th of July celebration!

    • Donna in MI says:

      I thought this song was very fitting for this beautiful picture of our country on this 4th of July!

      • Jeff says:

        ditto…and although it is 94 today in Jersey…I just got the chills up and down. We sang this song in church today and I thought of Matt and the pictures. Donna in MI…you got it…r i g h t !!

        • Jennifer in KY says:

          Jeff, we sang that song in church too! Matt crossed my mind during the service when amber waves of grain was being sung. Our country’s the greatest on earth! Congrats, Matt, on another huge milestone in your journey. Godspeed, and I can hardly wait to see the purple mountain’s majesty…

        • Donna in MI says:

          Thanks, Jeff, and Happy 4th of July to you! I got the chills up and down my spine after I read what I typed!

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  12. Jacob says:

    You are gonna be in Montana a loooooong time! Such a massive state.

  13. Don in Tennessee says:

    Donna In Michigan

    That song says it all! We are so blessed to live in this great country with all of the beauty. We need to salute all of the servicemen and women who have and are currently serving to make it possible for Matt to do what he is doing and for all of us to be able to follow him and enjoy his trek from our abodes!

    Matt- Congratulations on reaching Montana in 100 days and Happy 4th!

    God Bless America on this July 4th birthday!

    Keep safe and get ready for the hills! We have plenty of them in East Tennessee and in the Great Smoky Mountains, The section coming up will be very demanding but Matt has the plan, will and support from all of us to finish strong.

  14. A.C. Stran says:

    Great job, Matt! :-)

  15. Jim in AR via MN says:

    Did someone say, “Big Sky”?….

  16. jojo says:

    Happy 4th Matthew…be safe!

  17. AZ Bob says:

    Ah, the WARM, dry west! Matt, I wish you unseasonably cool Montana summer days and balmy warmth good for walking — I wonder what day you will get your first glimpse of the Rockies! Have you thought about how now you are tracing Lewis and Clark’s route? (Acknowledging that they were not yet walking at that point.)

    • Ann says:

      Happy 4th of July Matt. Congratulations on your 100th day and to be in Montana. Such a beautiful state, Can’t wait for pictures when the mountains come up. Have a peaceful nite and thanks for all letting us experience this with you.

  18. Karen Too says:

    Go West, young man!

  19. Brian says:

    welcome to the four oh six! happy fourth of july. hope you had a good one spending it in the best state in the union.

  20. Mike Helms says:

    Congratulations on reaching day 100. I’ve been following your trip since about day 50, and your photos are becoming the highlight of my mornings. Godspeed!

  21. Wifeandmom says:

    Matt, I have followed you for a long time and decided I would finally write. The pictures you have taken have been absolutely beautiful!!!!!! Thank you for sharing them with us. Please be safe and congratulations on 100 days of walking.

  22. Janine says:

    Oh yeah! It’s your 100th day! Congrats! I’m play “Stars and Stripes” in my head in your honor. *L*

  23. SandyM says:

    Montana is my favorite state, beautiful. Wonderful variety of terrain as you cross the state. Be sure to eat lot’s of Huckleberry things.

    • Julie says:

      HMMM we have a Huckleberry mix at my work…I always wondered where it came from ?!?! (Margarita’s – lemonades, tea’s etc)….

  24. RyanS says:

    Hey man congrats on day 100! And have a happy 4th of July! Keep Strong

  25. Iam Davinci says:

    Matt, May you continue to walk strong and meet solemn souls. Hope all works out for you. Congrats and Happy 4th. Some real beautiful shots you have taken along the way.

  26. CP in MI says:

    Congrats on 100 days and hitting MT on America’s Birthday.

  27. Beautiful.
    Did you ever think you’d make it this far this fast? You gave yourself 9 months to complete your journey and you’re already in Montana in less than 4. You must have caught the rails somewhere along the lines. :0) You’re just burnin’ through those states. God speed buddy. Stay safe. Happy state line crossing!

  28. Craig ( NC!) says:

    Damn Guys!
    Happy 4th to all!!!
    Matt and Jeff happy 4th!
    100 days, Enter Montana (on the fourth of July 2010!)
    Montana on Matt!
    I emailed you!
    Bear Repellent , horny bull dear repellent etc I’LL send via the USPS.
    I want you to be safe.

  29. Barb C. says:

    SandyM: I don’t recommend Huckleberry beer. Huckleberry jam==great. It is a great state. I sure hope the people who are fortunate enough to live there appreciate it like I did when I visited in the 80’s and than again four years ago.

  30. Tim H. says:

    I really enjoy all youe pictures what a great trip thanks for sharing your trip. have a happy fourth

  31. Ted says:

    Welcome to Montana!!

  32. Tina says:

    Whoo-hoo! Go Matt!

  33. Shannon in AR says:

    Wow … Montana is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on 100 days of walking through this beautiful country, and thank you for sharing your journey.

    I admire your “pursuit of happiness”, happy 4th of July!

  34. carolyn says:

    Matt, congrats on your day 100. I hope you were able to meet some nice people today and share your travels and see some fireworks. I just got back from vacation and saw amazing fireworks from the airplane. Happy 4th!

  35. Wingnut says:

    Following you from Germany. Now you are in one of my favorite states. Stay safe and go fish!

  36. mojinator says:

    Good job, Matt. You are an inspiration to all the outdoor-lovers, nature-lovers, prison-camp-haters(office-haters, lol) and all the other haters and lovers out there.

    Keep those feet walkin’.

    Happy freedom day to y’all.

  37. Mary says:

    Congrats, Matt!! I will alert all the relatives that you’re in their back yard. First part of state, pretty flat and, probably, good walkin’ land. Can’t wait to see the Rockies, thru your eyes, again!!! Best wishes.

  38. Bill Leslie says:

    Another major milestone, Matthew! Keep up the great journey!

  39. John says:

    Congrads and you have made a lot of people happy by sharing your journey.
    If you get a chance, stop by Custards Last Stand, just east of Billings.
    Again thanks for sharing.

  40. Sarah in OR says:

    You’re in Montana, already?! That’s crazy.

    Do you think you’re making better time than you anticipated?

    Maybe you’ll make it in time for “Rocktober Fest” in Rockaway:

  41. Candice in Alabama says:

    Nothing but Blue Skies, from now on! :)

  42. John says:

    Oops I meant Custer’s Last Stand. Was mind on pudding?
    Have a great trip!

  43. Corinne in North Idaho says:

    Hi Matt:
    I’ve been following you but have not written until now. I was so happy to see pictures of my birthplace, Glendive, and the Beer Jug. Whenever I get home I always stop in to have a sandwich. Wish it was more often though. My family moved to Coeur d’Alene, ID in 1961. I sure hope you are crossing Idaho at that point. I will take you Huckleberry picking. They may be ready about that time. Depends on the weather. And for those of you who have not been to Montana, just wait for the pictures of Western MT. East is prairie, badlands, tumbleweeds and lots of Big Sky. Western is huge mountains, forests and rivers. Nothing like the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in TN but just as beautiful in their own way. And much, much bigger.

  44. TOM F. says:

    Movin’ to Montana soon, gonna be a dental floss tycoon…

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