A few weeks ago I got some unexpected results when I Googled the phrase, “Where are they now?”
Soon I’ll have to expect the unexpected. It happened again today when I Googled,
man walks Trans Canada Trail
As I struggled to wake up this morning, I heard an interview with a guy who had just completed the second “to coast” portion of that “coast to coast to coast” trail that is one of our National Treasures. After misfortunes that included ravens shredding his tent, Tuktoyaktukians helped him complete the final leg, picking him up at dark, putting him up for the night, and then returning him to the Trail the next morning to continue his hike.
It’s an amazing accomplishment, for sure. A singular accomplishment, you might think. But Google brought me pieces starting 5 years ago. Why hadn’t I heard about all these guys?
- Here’s a 2013 piece about a Prince George man who walked coast to coast – Cape Spear NL to Victoria BC.
- Here’s a 2016 piece about a Trans Canada explorer who would be the first to walk coast to coast to coast on the Trail, after a 9-year quest.
- And here’s today’s piece about an Alberta man who just finished his 10-year hike.
The unexpected thing? It’s all the same guy. It’s one guy, persevering through all the life that happened to him through the decade.
I think there’s a lesson we learn
about just following through
with what you said you’re going to do.