Ben Davis is walking from Los Angeles to Boston -- a trip that's almost 3,000 miles and would take over 5 hours in a plane and over 41 hours in a vehicle.
Averaging 25 miles a day, Ben reached Lebo, KS, the half way point in his journey on Monday. He's been documenting his journey online and recently hosted an "ask me anything" on Reddit where users could ask him about his trek across America.
One reddit user asked Ben the question we all are wondering -- why walk across America? And Ben had the perfect answer:
Ben is writing a book about his journey, but for now you can follow along on Instagram and see more answers to questions on Reddit.
See photos from Ben's journey below:
Walking across America
The reason this man is walking from Los Angeles to Boston will inspire you
Hey, Ben, hold your phone out to the side and try to take a picture of yourself looking eastward and steadfast. ON IT. Mile 24.
One last rest break, mile 28.
Sometimes (rarely) I venture off the road and explore. I'm still getting used to the novelty of having trees and rivers and creeks after a month in the prairies and farms of western Kansas. Day 74 is off to an adventurous start.
1,500 down. 1,570 left to go.
Alexis told me I need to come up with new angles for pictures. APPARENTLY MY SELFIES ARENT COOL ANYMORE. So here's me in the gas station bathroom on my way out of town. It's a cold morning here in Kansas.
Colorado, you were a wonderful host, but Kansas is calling. Three states down.
Not even a morning flat tire could keep me from hitting the road bright eyed and bushy tailed as I push toward Kansas during tornado season. Day 60, heeeere we go.
I became an eight year old overnight. Meemaw will be excited to see the beard gone, but she might be in the minority. I, myself, have a little regret.
Back in Little Rock I live and run along the Arkansas River where it is a vibrant half-mile wide roaring river with daily barges floating down. Here in Las Animas, CO, it is a swampy creek-like river that I'm not even sure a canoe could navigate. Still, though, it's neat to be here on the opposite end of my hometown river. We're both Arkansans headed east so there's some camaraderie.
The problem with the elevation is two fold. 1: it's cold as hell in the morning time. 2: the air is so thin I have to stop to catch my breath while rapping Men in Black. #firstlastandonlylineofdefenseagainsttheworstscumoftheuniverse