Day 146

The Three Thousand Mile Man

August 19th, 2010

This young feller was my walking companion yesterday as I crossed the 3000-mile mark on a short stretch of the Springwater Corridor Trail. In case you're wondering, that crab squeaks when you squeeze it.


  1. Mary says:

    Hey, I’m first! Cute kid..

  2. Gigi says:

    He is so cute! Did you get to ask what his name is?

  3. EDL in MN says:

    Congrats on the 3000 mile mark!

  4. Chris says:

    Wow! Congrats on the 3k mark!

  5. Amanda in WA says:

    Go Matt!! Grats on 3000!

  6. Adi says:

    Congratz !!!!!

    Please write something that reflects what you are feeling – now that you are almost there

  7. Brittney says:

    So close to the finish line.
    I know alot of people want Matt’s journey to continue, but Matt himself may not be interested in more cross-country walkin’. Maybe if there were enough people and Matt agreed, Matt’s cart could get relayed back to him and the walkers could post pictures from their shorter journey’s ? I know Matt is unique in and of himself and it wouldn’t be the same without his photo commentary, but just a thought

  8. 3,000 miles…whew! Congratualtions, Matt! I just looked at the site about Springwater Corridor Trail. You are on an old rail line. There are Himalayan Blackberries en route. Lots of wildlife (birds, small animals, etc) So guess you have managed to leave Big Foot behind! This should be an easy walk. I am glad you had some company along the way.

  9. Ei says:

    I thought he’s be taller.

  10. Michael in Atlanta says:

    What an honor for you, Matt, to have a boy and his crab accompany you on that momentous occasion! We should all hope for such accolades in the fun stuff we do. Just awesome!

  11. Donna in Texas says:

    Congratulations on the 3K!! And what a nice companion to share the moment with. The crab is just the icing on the cake! LOL

  12. Don in Tennessee says:


    Proud that you made it to the 3,000 mile mark. Even with days off this is an average of 20+ miles per day!!! It is unbelieveable what you have done-JOB WELL DONE-BUT MOVE ON TO THE REAL CRABS.

    Hope you were not crabby to this young man. Did you make him an offical member of the HOBO PLANET? Hopefully this young man will have some kind of menento or memory of this accomplishment of walking with you for the 3,000 mile mark. Hope you were able to make of photo of the both of you so tyou can send it to him!

    i am sure you made his day.

  13. young says:

    I hope the little fella and his crab are fully indoctrinated on the virtue of cross-country trekking when you all parted ways.

  14. Noel in Michigan says:

    Congrats on the 3k mark. I am going to miss your postings. I am proud of you and that you did not give up. :)

  15. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    How cute! He’s gotta be your cutest travelling companion yet. Way to go Matt.

  16. Barb V from Michigan says:

    3000 miles! Whoo-hoo! Congratulations! And such an adorable companion to take that walk with.

  17. Jennifer in KY says:

    Wow, what an accomplishment – 3,000 miles walked – not driven or flown or biked or any other mode of locomotion other than with the two feet God gave you! It’s just amazing and awesome and inspiring all in one. Congratulations!!! I’m sure you and all your family are so excited that you’re so near the finish line. What a truly wonderful experience you’ve shared with all us honorary hobos!

  18. John in MI says:

    Great job Matt, I am mighty impressed. I didn’t even put 3,000 miles on a motorcycle I had years ago. Many many congrats from the Midwest.

  19. MN Roxanne says:

    Wow 3000 miles Matt- Congratulations!!! Cute little guy to share the moment with!

  20. Tna says:

    3,000. Quite an accomplishment!

  21. deb says:

    Yeh!! (throws confetti!*

  22. Janine says:

    Very cool! Congrats, Matt! And word to the little man!

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