42-pound Squirrel

John Notestine, an English teacher from Wasilla, Alaska, set out from his home with his dog, Squirrel, in tow and headed to Colorado.

“The most common questions I have heard on my trip are: Where are you going? Where are you from? And why are you doing this? I have the most fun with the last question. I told a teenager at a skate park I was training for American Gladiator. He replied, ‘Really? Dude, make sure you watch out for the Wolfman!’”