Abram and Lindsay are walking from the southernmost point, Yalong Bay in Sanya on Hainan Island, to the northernmost point near Mohe in Heilongjiang Province. The journey is over 3,500mi/5,000km (a little more than walking diagonally from Neah Bay, Washington to Miami, Florida). They have dedicated this entire next year to walking so that, how ever long it takes, they will finish. They walked across Hainan Island in May and June 2016 and picked up where they left off on September 25th from the Hai'an Port on the Mainland in Guangdong.
Choosing the Route
In 2012 Lindsay got the idea to walk across China and since then has never been able to let it go. After Abram and Lindsay got married in 2014, they began preparing for this trip. They knew they wanted to walk north to south or south to north, but had to do some research to make the decision. They chose south to north because it fit their start date. They needed a route that would start in the warmer climate as winter approached and went to the colder climate as spring and summer arrived. Hainan is tropical and Mohe is subarctic! They are excited to begin and can hardly believe it was 5 years in the making!
Henan 河南 and Anhui 安徽 Walk Across China, days 116-129
Shandong 山东 Walk Across China, days 130-TBD
Where Are They Now?
They are mapping as they go. On the map below, each marker is one day of the walk. Each province will have its own color. They have 10 year 60 day visas, so will need to do boarder runs (i.e. go to Hong Kong) every two months (those days won't count in the walk). The map will be updated as much as possible in addition to daily Instagram/Facebook updates.