Coast to coast in 99 days

 

Daniel Reinke in Virginia Beach, Va., the end of his cross-country walking route. (Photo submitted)

Dan Reinke in Virginia Beach, Va., the end of his cross-country walking route. (Photo submitted)

 

Forest Lake’s Dan Reinke reached Virginia Beach, Va. on Aug. 11, marking the completion of his goal to walk across America. He left Seaside Ore. May 5 on a journey that took him 2,514 miles from coast to coast over 99 days.

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Upon completion, Reinke looked forward to seeing his niece and nephew and enjoying a hot shower and comfortable bed. Reinke’s inspiration for the walk was faith-based and he said his faith was strengthened.

“The more throughout the trip I left up to God, the more that was provided to me, whether it was a place to stay or a shower, ” he said. “It feels great to be done. You are a step closer to God but there’s still so much work to be done.”

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