Revision of The Walk Across North Dakota

As I wrote about in April, I have been revising The Walk Across North Dakota this summer. Although the book won’t be finished until 2013 at the earliest, after we have walked the eastern half the state, I wanted to share some of the things I’ve been adding to the first edition. I’m not sure all of these will make the final cut, but most of them will. I welcome any feedback you have.

• Section on other people and animals that have done significant walks in or across North Dakota

• Section on the oil boom and its effects  (economic, social, environmental) on the state

• Sections on the history and present-day conditions of places we passed through on the trip: Assumption Abbey, Sentinel Butte, cities and towns, recreation areas

• Additional meditations, including Richard on the idea of using rafts on the WAND

• Expansion of the daily account, including more physical descriptions

• More details about our gear, including a section on technology we used

• Section on planning the WAND, including excerpts from written plans and other documents

• Quotations from notable travel literature

• Image of a drawing we made in a Medora bar

• Expansion of individual profiles

• Note explaining how Jeremy got the idea for Nodaiku

About Gwen

Gwen is a Moorhead-based editor, writer, and musician. She owns Content & Contour, LLC ( She loves weightlifting, reading novels, meeting new people, and spending time with her family and friends. She also blogs about fitness at View all posts by Gwen

One response to “Revision of The Walk Across North Dakota

  • Royann Bold

    Gwen, I appreciate your faithful dedication to the revision of the W.A.N.D. Chronicles. I had a thought that I would like to read more about the many individual or shared encounters each of the “Wanderers” had with interesting people along the way while on the journey!

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