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Walk to New Hampshire
« on: April 17, 2004, 06:48:53 pm »

Is there any Porcupine sufficiently hardy, who lives a good distance from New Hampshire who would be willing to walk the entire distance to their chosen state this summer?

I could do it inside an afternoon, so I doubt me walking would garner much media attention.  Someone doing it from a thousand or more miles away might be able to get a good deal of media attention.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2004, 07:03:47 pm »

How about doing it from Killington? That is only 26 miles, and it would be sure to get media attention.....

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Re:Walk to New Hampshire
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2004, 07:10:00 pm »

Perhaps if it were a Killington resident.  Otherwise stage a marathon, Run from Vermont!
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2004, 04:21:19 am »

I could do it inside an afternoon, so I doubt me walking would garner much media attention.

You could issue a press release saying you were going to walk 10,000 meters, or one million cm, or 50,000 feet, or (my favorite) 17,000 fathoms.

And you were going to do this in 14,400 seconds.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2004, 05:09:19 am »

Hah, if someone wants to pay for my food and hotels and such, I'd be more than happy to walk from Kentucky to NH Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2004, 08:41:55 am »

GhostCow, I'm sure we could fix you up with phantom hamburgers! (groan)

But seriously, it sounds like KY to NH would be ~1000 miles, which could be done in something like 40 days & 40 nights (has a nice ring to it).  I think it could be a great PR event...'pines & friendlies could join you in your walk as you come thru their region, and even put you up for the night.  I'm sure there would be some areas where the FSP has no presence, so there would be some hotel & restaurant expenses.  Seems this should qualify as worthy of FSP advertising dollars, no?

That Killington-to-NH marathon also sounds promising!
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Re:Walk to New Hampshire
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2004, 08:55:50 am »

You need a better "hook".

Go by horseback, taking the smaller highways and farm and market roads. You can have a pack horse in tow, draped  with a FSP banner or "New Hampshire or Bust" blanket , etc.  The small town radio and TV stations will be asking for interviews. Country people will want you to stop and stay the night, rest your horses, and feed you like the happy dawg you be!

A cowboy will always tell you..."why would a person  walk when they could ride."
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Re:Walk to New Hampshire
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2004, 02:54:07 pm »

GhostCow, I'm sure we could fix you up with phantom hamburgers! (groan)

Hrm, I'm a vegetarian, I wonder if I can eat those? >.< Anyways, you guys figure out the details, and if this becomes something viable to do, I am 100% behind it
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Re:Walk to New Hampshire
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2004, 03:24:14 pm »

A freedom liberty marathon from Killington to New Hampshire...that's perfect.  And it could be organized by the FSP.  It could be a yearly thing that eventually gets memorialized with a holiday.
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2004, 12:41:48 am »

     Except for the huge amount of time and expense it would take, I would love to ride my 4-wheeled bike to NH from CA.
     Something along these lines would be great PR. I love the walking from Killington idea. The horseback idea is also more romantic and a throwback to pioneer days. A covered wagon going in reverse from the West back to the East with 'NH or bust' on it really appeals to me also.
     I really like your idea of a run 'from' other states to NH. Didn't one of the friends of the FSP organize a 'Boston Flee Party' in NH?
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2004, 05:08:54 pm »

So.... Are there any people that live along this route that may be willing to give me food and a place to stay for a night? I really am 100% serious about doing this. It's a GREAT idea!

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Re:Walk to New Hampshire
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2004, 05:13:11 pm »

If you start running now, you can probably hang out with me while I'm in DC for NORML's conference. Wink
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2004, 05:27:58 pm »

You should do it GhostCow, sorry I live off your route and can't help. When would you do this?
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2004, 05:47:57 pm »

If you don't mind walking more east than north for a while, you could hit the Appalachian Trail.  People walk that 2174 mile trail between Georgia and Maine quite often, lodging might be less of an issue if you don't mind camping now and again either.

From the above site regarding shelter:
More than 260 three-sided shelters or lean-tos are located along the A.T., spaced about a day's hike apart.

The upside being the AT is something a lot of people hike, so if you were wearing FSP logo stuff that would be one form of advertisement to a group of people who may get out too much to see most of our other advertising.  

A downside is the AT is something a lot of people hike, so I don't know how that would impact the publicity gaining aspect.  Speculation on that if founded in some form of knowledge would be welcome.  Though I still think it might work.  It might be easier to gain fellow Porcupine walkers as you came near where they lived, knowing the route.

Should you be able to update a weblog as you hiked, that would be good too.  If one or more other porcupines from the southeast would join you, that would be even better.
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2004, 06:51:46 pm »

If you start running now, you can probably hang out with me while I'm in DC for NORML's conference. Wink

I REALLY want too, trust me! If I could afford it on my own I would.


You should do it GhostCow, sorry I live off your route and can't help. When would you do this?


I am definetly going to do this if it becomes viable. Anon is talking to some of the liaisons about getting me a place to stay and such. If we could use some of our advetising cash or maybe create a seperate fund for my food and hotel expenses (which shouldn't be much if enough porcs let me stay a night) then I will do it. I would like to set it up to where I can make it to Bogarts on May 8th, it's around cincinatti. There is an Against All Authority show, and I'd like to be able to talk to them about the FSP in person. It would also be a GREAT chance to hand out flyers to the punk rock kids. As of right now I'm thinking of bringing a backpack full of flyers, books, and most likely some extra shoes with me. It will be hard to travel lightly, but I think I can handle it. I've been through worse Wink
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