Not sure how I started following Mark Baumer’s journey to walk barefoot across American to support awareness of climate change and water shortages, maybe through some Facebook link, but I happened to start following his journey from the beginning. He started in October and fast forward to September I’m in my car with my oldest son going home from a soccer game, when I see this guy in a poncho, bright green shorts walking barefoot. I knew instantly it was him just from watching his videos which he posted which were awesome and entertaining. I had to pull over and introduce myself. We chatted just for a few seconds and off we went on our own ways. He certainly had a unique personality and I was inspired with his outlook on life.
When I heard he had been killed it really shocked and saddened me. I only met him for a few seconds but it seemed I actually knew him more than that. Just a tragic accident and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. RIP Mark, what you were doing was amazing and I enjoyed following your journey.