The Challenges

The following is a list of challenges that I have either dreamed up or I have read others undertaking. Pick one as your own personal calling or let me know if you have one I should add.

Region-specific challenges

  • California: Visit every coastal pier
  • Portland, OR: Cross every bridge
  • Washington DC: Visit every Smithsonian museum
  • Washington DC: Visit every boundary marker
  • Colorado: Summit every peak over 14,000 feet
  • New England: Every building on the back of the US currency
  • Midwest: Swim in all of The Great Lakes
  • Rome: Find every Obelisk
  • London: Every tube stop
  • London: Cross every bridge
  • Paris: Every metro stop
  • Berlin: Travel the length of the entire Berlin Wall


Thru hikes

  • Pacific Crest Trail
  • Appalachian Trail
  • Oregon Trail
  • Camino de Santiago
  • Arizona Trail
  • The Ridgeway Trail
  • Walk the length of the Great Wall of China
  • Hike all of Hadrian’s Wall

United States Challenges

  • Every State
  • Every State Capitol
  • Every National Park
  • Every baseball park
  • Eat the “official” state food in each state
  • Every presidential library
  • Visit all 6 of the tourist-accessible Hawaiian Islands

Extreme Locations

  • Visit furthest north/south/east/west place in your country
  • Visit 0,0 lat longitude.

World-wide Challenges

Hi/Low Challenges