Day 128

Almost there!

August 1st, 2010

It took over five and a half hours to push my cart 6.6 miles up this steep, rocky road.


  1. Candice In Alabama says:

    And it’s such a beautiful road! I hope the scenery was worth the pushing!

  2. Jeff says:

    And your still alive….!!!! Can you smell the pacific yet??? Well done, brother.

  3. deb says:

    egads… Those kind of road conditions will wear out Matt’s boots in a hurry!

  4. Andrew in VT says:

    The sign promised a primitive road…this looks pretty primitive.

    • Roe says:

      Almost VT looking, except much higher, isn’t it Andrew? Not too many roads like that, though, maybe Lincoln Gap! That is how the road to my family in MT looks! Good job, Matt!

  5. Don says:

    Avergaing over 1 MPH up a step hill is excellent!

  6. deanna valenti meyer says:

    Wowzers!! Hopefully you won’t need another pair of boots before you get to OR! Glad you’ve made it to another state….your surroundings right now look amazing!

  7. Donna in MI says:

    This is one road you’ll probably NEVER forget about, although you might want to. This is the s-l-o-w-e-s-t you’ve gone so far. Keep on trekkin’.

  8. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Looks pretty rough there. I would’ve been upset and discouraged going that slow and on that rocky road. Stamina and perseverance would have been in order for the day. Glad you finally made it up the hill. Looking forward to the views everyone out there has raved about. Hope you show us some of it. And hope there are no more roads such as this in your way.

  9. karen428 says:

    Hang in there, of course you will!

  10. Donna in MI says:

    Matt has SISU. Stamina, perseverance and endurance in the face of adversity. I’d say pushing a cart up this steep, rocky road for 6-1/2 miles on a hot summer day is “adversity”. Matt = SISU. Way to go! Matt!

    Keep an eye out for those big black furry bears. Also, those big brown ones too. They ain’t no “Teddy Bears”.

  11. Barb V from Michigan says:

    Matt definitely has sisu! Congratulations, Matt. I hope you sat down for a nice long drink of spring water when you reached the top.

  12. MN Roxanne says:

    I hope going down will be a breeze!

  13. JP says:

    Dear Sisyphus,
    Congrats! Keep it up! Almost there!

  14. jerry's kid says:

    Egads is right! I’ll bet his hands were more sore than his feet! What a feat!

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