On Sunday, February 21, 2016, Jim “Palomino” Ostdick will dip his toes into the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes, Delaware to begin a coast to coast 4000 mile walking tour across the United States along the American Discovery Trail. He will finish some eight months later by stepping into the Pacific Ocean at Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco, California.

By visiting and documenting the recreation trails and facilities in communities across the United States, Reach Across America will spotlight the social, fiscal, and health benefits of these programs. And by raising as much money as possible for our endowment fund, we will contribute to the funding and maintenance of a Regional Park and new hiking, biking, and equestrian trails across San Benito County.

Jim “Palomino” Ostdick and his sidekick Benny Benitoite are undertaking the long journey on the American Trail.

About the trail

The American Discovery Trail provides the opportunity for the most adventurous to travel from coast to coast on the American Discovery Trail, truly discovering the heart of America. More importantly, it gives millions access to a trail system that improves quality of life and protects our natural resources. The American Discovery Trail connects five National Scenic, 12 National Historic, and 34 National Recreational Trails; passes through urban centers like Cincinnati and San Francisco; leads to 14 National Parks and 16 National Forests; and visits 10,000 sites of historic, cultural, and natural significance. It is truly the backbone of the National Trails System.

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