Walking Across America: San Benito Local Reaches D.C.

Jim Ostdick continuing his east-to-west journey on the American Discovery Trail
ostdick near falls.jpg
great falls flowing.jpg

San Juan Bautista adventurer Jim Ostdick's walking journey across America had him resting in the Washington, D.C. area on Friday, March 4 after completing the first 160 miles of his journey.

Ostdick's walk is meant to raise awareness and funding for a planned recreational trail in San Benito County. He reported to BenitoLink that he is "tired but happy."

"The next 160 miles or so are on the historic C&O Canal Towpath from Georgetown all the way to where the ADT (American Discovery Trail) heads into West Virginia," he said. "This will be a beautiful stretch."

Ostdick encourages locals to follow his journey for R.E.A.C.H. Across America by following his blog, which shows his east-to-west progress across the nation on a daily basis — as long as his Internet connection allows for posting.

Adam Breen

Adam Breen has been a San Benito County resident since 1980 and graduated from Sacred Heart School and San Benito High School before earning a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno. A father of two sons, Adam has taught newspaper, English and yearbook at SBHS for the past decade, after six years as a magazine editor for Santa Clara University. He previously was editor of the Hollister Free Lance and content director for BenitoLink.