Cross-country walker battles psychological well being, goes via Tahoe throughout 3,200-mile journey

Cross-country walker battles psychological well being, goes via Tahoe throughout 3,200-mile journey

Cross-country walker battles psychological well being, goes via Tahoe throughout 3,200-mile journey
Cross-country walker Joe Corridor strolls down Principal Road Placerville together with his journey cart Sunday afternoon. The Ohio resident is strolling throughout the nation to boost consciousness in regards to the ongoing psychological well being disaster.
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“The love for apple orchards was stunning,” cross-country walker Joe Corridor shared as he adjusted his shoelaces throughout a break in downtown Placerville final weekend. “It was loopy, all filled with folks.”

Corridor had simply journeyed from Pollock Pines to Placerville by way of Apple Hill in his journey throughout the USA to boost consciousness for the psychological well being disaster within the nation. He’s on his eighth pair of footwear — his final pair, he stated — and plans to walk into San Francisco Nov. 22, ending his journey and celebrating his fortieth birthday the identical day. The Ohio resident began his stroll Might 15 at Rehoboth Seashore in Delaware, averaging about 17 miles every day, and he’s sharing tales alongside the best way by way of Fb, TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.

Strolling greater than 3,200 miles by the tip, Corridor determined to embark on the journey after battling suicidal ideas when his life took a downturn in 2020. He had misplaced his job and suffered catastrophic accidents within the span of only a few months.



“Quick ahead somewhat greater than a yr later and YouTube’s algorithm prompt a video for me — ‘Reside Earlier than I Die’ by Mike Posner, a music video chronicling his personal transcontinental stroll in 2019.” Corridor shares on his web site, hallacrossthecountry.com. “It spoke to me and since seeing the video the ideas of doing this for myself permeated my waking moments.”

He additionally walks in honor of a buddy’s 16-year-old son, who tragically took his personal life. His journey raises funds for the Dayton Youngsters’s Hospital Behavioral Well being Unit in Ohio.



Corridor informed the Mountain Democrat he’s grateful for the folks he has met alongside the best way, many wanting to assist. “I’ve 3 times the sock than what I began with,” he joked.

In Carson Metropolis a lady purchased him rubber boots to maintain his toes dry in the course of the trek throughout the Sierra. He didn’t encounter an excessive amount of snow via Tahoe and up U.S. Freeway 50, he stated, and plans to donate all of the donations he has left over at journey’s finish.

Sitting on a bench throughout from Metropolis Corridor on a sunny Sunday in Placerville, Corridor stated although he wished some highway shoulders have been a bit wider (he travels with a cart crammed with provides) the journey via El Dorado County has been nice. “It’s stunning nation.”

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