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(NBC News)   Not News: Yale grad takes a hike. News: It was 9,000 miles long. FARK: He did not speak for that entire time   (nbcnews.com) divider line 50
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2014-07-13 10:32:59 AM
I just don't xee how a coast to coast hike could possibly be 9000 miles.
 
2014-07-13 10:45:56 AM
He ended in Murrieta, California. If only he ended up there a week ago, his news would have been totally eclipsed by the protests against forcing the import of busloads of illegal immigrants gang members dreamers.
 
2014-07-13 11:21:06 AM

Kevin72: I just don't xee how a coast to coast hike could possibly be 9000 miles.


Easily, if you don't take a direct route.
 
2014-07-13 11:23:51 AM
I'm not talking.

Starting ... NOW!
 
2014-07-13 11:25:58 AM

Arkanaut: Kevin72: I just don't xee how a coast to coast hike could possibly be 9000 miles.

Easily, if you don't take a direct route.


www.bloggerstobenamedlater.com

It might have gone down like this.
 
2014-07-13 11:28:02 AM
He sounds very peaceful to be around.

/S.O chats almost non-stop.
//I love you but STFU.
///tl;dr
 
2014-07-13 11:29:07 AM
Pussy
www.lowdensitylifestyle.com
 
2014-07-13 11:33:35 AM
I sincerely hope that "hipster miming" doesn't catch on...
 
2014-07-13 11:34:35 AM
Came for The Proclaimers, leaving disappointed.
 
2014-07-13 11:35:16 AM

Apos: I sincerely hope that "hipster miming" doesn't catch on...


You sure? I'm glad they're finally shutting the hell up.
 
2014-07-13 11:36:25 AM

Arkanaut: Apos: I sincerely hope that "hipster miming" doesn't catch on...

You sure? I'm glad they're finally shutting the hell up.


Heh...Fair point.
 
2014-07-13 11:36:48 AM
He must not have been a real Yalie, getting them to shut up is practically impossible.
 
2014-07-13 11:37:10 AM
I like how he abstained from technology, but his dad kept track of him by his debt card use.
 
2014-07-13 11:39:58 AM

Empty H: I like how he abstained from technology, but his dad kept track of him by his debt card use.


Ayep.
 
2014-07-13 11:40:08 AM
He must have really wanted him some assburgers.
 
2014-07-13 11:42:51 AM
I bet he smells bad.
 
2014-07-13 11:48:14 AM
Debit Card. So Hardcore.
 
2014-07-13 11:49:37 AM

Arkanaut: Kevin72: I just don't xee how a coast to coast hike could possibly be 9000 miles.

Easily, if you don't take a direct route.


Duh, of course not taking a direct route. That being said, even without not taking a direct route, 9000 does not in any way add up.
 
2014-07-13 11:53:32 AM

Kevin72: Arkanaut: Kevin72: I just don't xee how a coast to coast hike could possibly be 9000 miles.

Easily, if you don't take a direct route.

Duh, of course not taking a direct route. That being said, even without not taking a direct route, 9000 does not in any way add up.


The country is about 1000 miles north to south. You do the math.
 
2014-07-13 11:57:49 AM
Now if we could only get the rest of the Yale grads to shut up.
 
2014-07-13 11:57:52 AM
ciappara.files.wordpress.com

Yale grad (Clinton? Bush?) keep quiet?... ha... 'Impossible!'
 
2014-07-13 11:58:53 AM
media2.s-nbcnews.com
          "I only use film for photography...you wouldn't understand."
 
2014-07-13 12:02:18 PM
So many miles.  His own fault, you know.  Trust a guy to not ask for directions.
 
2014-07-13 12:12:25 PM
no GPS to get him through the mountains of Utah and the deserts of New Mexico. Just a map
However did he do it?

media.web.britannica.com
 
2014-07-13 12:19:15 PM
"He abstained from technology - no phone, no computer, no GPS " and "gained a loyal following on social media".  Are we all hipsters now?
 
2014-07-13 12:25:04 PM
Modern day Forrest Gump?
 
2014-07-13 12:33:56 PM
www.extendededition.net

Nods in approval.
 
2014-07-13 12:49:16 PM
The list grew and continued to grow as word spread about the Ivy League grad who gave up dreams of medical school for a year on the road, propelled by his art.

This sounds a bit strange.  Nobody dreams of medical school, but rather being a doctor.  He gave up his dream career and profession to spend a year on the road.  That sounds much more romantic than he didn't have the grades to get in.
 
2014-07-13 01:02:54 PM

valkore: The list grew and continued to grow as word spread about the Ivy League grad who gave up dreams of medical school for a year on the road, propelled by his art.

This sounds a bit strange.  Nobody dreams of medical school, but rather being a doctor.  He gave up his dream career and profession to spend a year on the road.  That sounds much more romantic than he didn't have the grades to get in.


Sounds more like a trust fund baby.
 
2014-07-13 01:13:57 PM
I once drove 19 hours straight on a car trip across the country. I didn't talk to anyone in all that time and when I finally had to speak, I had trouble getting the words out.

A year without talking? This needs a doubtful tag.
 
2014-07-13 01:20:14 PM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-07-13 01:23:45 PM

2wolves: valkore: The list grew and continued to grow as word spread about the Ivy League grad who gave up dreams of medical school for a year on the road, propelled by his art.

This sounds a bit strange.  Nobody dreams of medical school, but rather being a doctor.  He gave up his dream career and profession to spend a year on the road.  That sounds much more romantic than he didn't have the grades to get in.

Sounds more like a trust fund baby.


I'm never surprised to see the level of jealousy on display here at Fark. He's obviously a 1%er or will become one in the future because of winning the birth lottery. No fault of his, so just get over it, don't fault him for being lucky.

Frankly, we need more 1%ers like him. People who are willing to sacrifice the luxuries of life, technology and money, forgoing the temptation of burying their faces in cash, pussy, coke, and breasts. No sir, this chap instead set out on an humbling journey of self exploration. He's definitely more grounded than most people. Hopefully he learned a thing or 2 on what makes a life worth living.

Have you farking asked your self, could George W. Bush do something like this?
 
2014-07-13 01:40:40 PM
Sounds like an insufferable hipster douchebag so he should extend the silence to the rest of his life. Oh and the roads through Zions are incredibly well maintained and used by tens of thousands every year unless he went rock climbing with his cart.
 
2014-07-13 01:42:58 PM

texdent: Modern day Forrest Gump?


Holy crap! Why was this not first?
 
2014-07-13 01:43:30 PM

Badmoodman: I once drove 19 hours straight on a car trip across the country. I didn't talk to anyone in all that time and when I finally had to speak, I had trouble getting the words out.
A year without talking? This needs a doubtful tag.


My thought too. I've gone for a few days, and you just about forget how to talk pretty quickly. If he wasn't on some sacred mission to never talk, how could he not speak to any of the hundreds of people that he met along the way? The people he needed to ask for water, or directions to where he could camp, or get a shower, or getting a room in a motel, or just saying 'thank you' in the stores when he buys something.....

If he really didn't speak at all to anyone, he just comes off as rude. What did he do, pretend he was a mute? Traveling is partly about interacting with strangers. I hate people, and even i know that.
 
2014-07-13 01:48:01 PM

OscarTamerz: Sounds like an insufferable hipster douchebag so he should extend the silence to the rest of his life. Oh and the roads through Zions are incredibly well maintained and used by tens of thousands every year unless he went rock climbing with his cart.


Now, I've only been to Zion once, but I did notice that there's only a single, two lane, paved road that traverses the entire park.  I do recall it being closed to pedestrian traffic, especially around the Mt. Caramel tunnel.  In fact, I recall a point at which we had to park our car and take the shuttle to get around the park.  Soooooooo,  I'd venture to say that he had to traverse the park via the trail system on foot.  Otherwise, he would have had to have ridden the shuttle, on the road, in order to traverse Zion.  When people walk across the country, they have a tendency to not go on major highways, because, it's dangerous.
 
2014-07-13 01:48:31 PM

OscarTamerz: Sounds like an insufferable hipster douchebag so he should extend the silence to the rest of his life. Oh and the roads through Zions are incredibly well maintained and used by tens of thousands every year unless he went rock climbing with his cart.


Aren't they all.
 
2014-07-13 02:05:15 PM

Daer21: Came for The Proclaimers, leaving disappointed.


Odd, I'm always disappointed when I DO see The Proclaimers.
 
2014-07-13 02:24:51 PM
Peter Jenkins did the walk across the country and wrote a great book on his travels, right out of college like this guy. Think it was called A Walk Across America or something similar it must have taken days to think up. It was a great book because he actually interacted with people from the poverty stricken to the wealthy, lived with them, and took on odd jobs to get from place to place. THIS guy's book, you know he's going to write, probably with quill and ink, can't be anything more than his own rambling notes he kept in his journal and photographs. Hope he's a good photographer. Highly recommend Jenkins' book(s)....

/you KNOW he said "F@ck!!!" or something during that storm in Utah in which he almost died

//pictures probably are probably pretty interesting as long as the camera was facing forward. The picture in the article is the only one that need include him
 
2014-07-13 02:29:05 PM
The only time it snows is in the winter when you can walk the road and there is no other way across the park short of technical climbing with ropes. The whole thing is a stupid lie to pad some resume so he doesn't have to admit to getting high in his parents' basement for a year and posting on Fark. 9000 miles is 25 miles per day so that's a marathon every day for a year and not even Olympians do that. If he took ten pictures per day that would be 3,650 so when he posts those online I might consider buying his BS.
 
2014-07-13 03:01:32 PM

OscarTamerz: The only time it snows is in the winter when you can walk the road and there is no other way across the park short of technical climbing with ropes. The whole thing is a stupid lie to pad some resume so he doesn't have to admit to getting high in his parents' basement for a year and posting on Fark. 9000 miles is 25 miles per day so that's a marathon every day for a year and not even Olympians do that. If he took ten pictures per day that would be 3,650 so when he posts those online I might consider buying his BS.


But....what about the debit card transactions being tracked by dad (upstairs) and the fact he's now in superhero shape the article implies? But seriously, and I haven't cared enough to look, but not sure how you could pull off a 9,000 mile hike debit card trail, but really that's not a terribly long hike per day for someone who does NOTHING but hike. Not like he even said "thank you" to the store clerk that sold him his Gatorade or beard untangler or engaged in conversations with anyone to hold him up....Seriously though, if he really wants to help society with his piety and selflessness, call it quits and put into effect or spread some idea that could benefit society you surely thought of in 9000 miles instead of hiking back. Or is the fact you are living like homeless people do the only thing you thought of?
 
2014-07-13 03:59:30 PM
What does having a degree from Yale have to with his trek?
 
2014-07-13 04:12:52 PM

Thisisridiculous: But seriously, and I haven't cared enough to look, but not sure how you could pull off a 9,000 mile hike debit card trail, but really that's not a terribly long hike per day for someone who does NOTHING but hike.


Keep in mind this guy was supposedly by himself, dragging a cart loaded with food and gear (including a large format camera), in all seasons of weather, every day, for a year, silent to the world.  There are also plenty of areas in the US where it is a couple hundred miles in between rest stops for food and water.  Let me get a quick reading here:

thehoopla.com.au

Okay, thought so.
 
2014-07-13 05:12:16 PM

Toy Boat: I'm not talking.

Starting ... NOW!


Dangit! I went to call BS on your not talking, and Valkore posted the BULLSHIAT meter photo. Perfect.
 
2014-07-13 05:14:58 PM
Ohhhhhh snap the bs meter
 
2014-07-13 06:46:01 PM

dryknife: What does having a degree from Yale have to with his trek?


We have to start with the premise that he's smart, instead of just a whack-a-doodle who likes to walk. And not talk to anyone. It was a spiritual journey and all that.
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-13 08:00:10 PM
Q: how may miles did you walk?

A: OVER 9000
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-14 10:18:24 AM
He could have done it with a community college degree.
 
2014-07-14 11:45:39 AM

Daer21: Came for The Proclaimers, leaving disappointed.


rockitboy.com

/You're welcome. :-)
 
2014-07-14 02:15:36 PM
Has a Yale graduate ever gone that long without telling someone they graduated from Yale?

The hike thing is impressive as well
 
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