And my plans have changed somewhat. A friend of mine proposed the idea of biking over walking. I was initially apprehensive of the idea because I was worried about what would happen something happened to the bike before I reached my destination. I suppose that would definitely suck, but then I'd just end up doing what I had planned in the first place. I think I'll be able to enjoy the trip just as much, if not more, if I ride a bicycle, too. I'll be able to give myself a little more lee-way with miles, and of course I'll be able to stop and enjoy stuff along the way. I'll be shortening my trip down to 32-40 days, which I don't really mind when I think about it. I loved the idea of walking there, but biking will be just as great.