Day 11 – 07/12/22 – We the People

Preamble to the U.S. Constitution crafted by artist Michael Dax Iacovone using rocks along a half-mile stretch of highway on Route 50 east of Fallon, NV (click here to watch short video clip)

This morning we left Salt Wells, NV and I started walking at 3:40am PT. Boy was it dark! I’m glad I had my headlamp with me. Shortly after I started, I came across a section of the road where Patriot artist, Michael Dax Iacovone, used rocks to write out the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. It took him 5 days and stretches across a half a mile. He has been coming back every summer since 2017 to make any necessary adjustments or fixes.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

A little after 8 this morning, two cyclists approached me. They were visiting the United States from the Netherlands and were biking from Denver, CO to San Francisco, CA. They asked me where I was headed and I told them about my mission to walk from Carson City, NV to Washington, DC. We had a great few minutes of conversation before they shook my hand and rode off to complete their mission. This was an EPIC moment. You can view a clip of it here.

I finished todays 12.1 mile walk by 9am and we parked at a rest spot south of the Nevada Sand Dunes. It felt good to be done so early in the day before the temperature got any higher. Looks like I’ll be doing a lot of walking in the dark to beat the extreme heat.

Below are a few other images from today. I’m off to bed early tonight. We’ll have a family meeting up with us in a little over a week. I’d love it if you could work it out and grab a group of people to meet up and walk with us, too! Until tomorrow. Be safe, be well and I love you all!

View of me walking in front of the RV

Lava fields with Sand Mountain in distance