Michael Daniel is an addictive long distance hiker with over 10,000 miles hiked since 1998. He has section thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine with over 8,000 combined miles in over 8 years, he has thru-hiked the John Muir Trail in 2002 as well as The Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada in 2006.
As well as walking he is a film maker with two documentaries, the Film festival Winning "WALKING WITH FREEDOM" and his brand new film on The Pacific Crest Trail "Walking WEST With Freedom", coming out in May of 2007.
Michael is also a published writer, and short filmmaker, actor, director and editor.
This hike on The American Discovery Trail will be his longest continuous walk in his history of trails. Totaling over 6,000 miles from coast to coast, including the center US loop, and will also be the first time ever a person has walked non-stop the entire length of the American Discovery trail in one trip using only his feet.
This trip will also be one of community service, as Michael hopes to raise money for the American Heart Association over the course of nearly a year of walking. You can donate directly through the site, or by contacting your local AMA.