One day in mid-September, Henry Fortunato stepped out the front door of his home in Overland Park, Kansas and began a walk that would continue for the next 39 days and take him to the western edge of the state.
When we first talked with Sandy Billinger and her son Michael, they were preparing to trek the length of Kansas for a cause. Today we check back in with the backpacking duo for a recap of their journey.
In recent years, urban planners have renewed their focus on creating walkable communities. Walking is the most basic mode of transportation – and yet, in the Kansas City metropolitan area, it’s not as common as in other parts of the country.