Walking The Lincoln Highway Through Wyoming

 

By Arlene M. Ogasawara

 

In January 2007 and continuing through December 2008, the Cheyenne High Plains Wanderers will host a series of sanctioned volkswalks across Wyoming traveling along the well-known Lincoln Highway. Walk alongside tracks of other famous pioneer trails which cross Wyoming: Mormon, Oregon, California and the Pony Express. This transcontinental highway crosses its highest point between the east and west coasts in Wyoming between Laramie and Cheyenne. This point is marked by the bust of Abraham Lincoln, and is a stopping point as one crosses the State. The third state to hold the Lincoln Highway volkswalks, the CHPW invite you to join us in the exclusive club membership as one who has “walked them all” across Wyoming.

Establishing a sanctioned volksmarching trail through the five cities and counties across Wyoming, has been a pioneering effort on the part of the club. The cities involved are Cheyenne, Laramie, Rawlins, Rock Springs and Evanston. The walking route goes by historical buildings, and walkers can earn different AVA Special Events credits with each walk. Without the assistance and encouragement of other clubs and volksmarchers, this would not have been possible. On behalf of the club, I say thank you.

Following the precedent set by Nebraska and Iowa, “A” awards for each walk are patches commemorating each walk and the final “free” award for doing all five walks is an “I Walked Them All” patch. To qualify for the “I Walked Them All” patch, volkswalkers must complete a “code card” and mail it to the club address with a SASE upon completion of the five walks. These walks may be done in any order, and at any time during the two year run.

For more information or a brochure, contact Arlene Ogasawara at alittleo@bresnan.net or write CHPW, PO Box 2025, Cheyenne WY 82003.

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