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From Dansville, NY
Man walking around the world
STORY AND PHOTOS BY GRACE DOVE, Wyoming County Press Examiner 11/17/2004

Maps and a world globe help "Walkingman" along his way. TUNKHANNOCK TWP. - The quest for a world's record brought a New York man through the area late last week. Gary "Walkingman" Hause, 47, of Olcott, N.Y., is walking around the world in bite-size chunks, continent by continent.
So far he's logged 12,500 of roughly 23,000 miles on six continents that he needs to qualify for the Guinness Book of World Records. His travels brought him along Route 6 last Thursday. Carrying a lightweight tent, sleeping bag, cold weather clothing, a pocket computer, radio and a few supplies on a cart improvised from a three-wheeled baby jogger, he averages about 24 miles a day. The equipment box that he retrofitted onto the cart sports a sign saying "World Walker" and his Web site, When it gets dark, Hause simply sets up the tent in a secluded area in the woods or under a bridge for the night. There he works on a log, which he e-mails weekly to his Web site from a friendly pay phone. He plans to combine all his entries into a book when he's finished. "I've met a lot of nice people," he said. Folks often stop to chat with him or offer rides, overnight lodging and a hot shower, food or meals, he added. According to his Web site, at times he's had to beware of capricious weather, passing drivers and bad water. Along the way he has encountered a few unfriendly dogs - one even ate a rock that he tossed at it to frighten it away. Obtaining the necessary visas for foreign countries can also be complicated, he added. Hause works nine months of the year in national parks and resorts, spending the remaining three months on the road. He also gives talks about his journeys to schools, both during his working season and while he's on the road. This is his eighth winter pursuing his dream of joining five predecessors in the prestigious Guinness listing. Before he started his present odyssey, he bicycled across the United States six times and rode through parts of Canada, Mexico and Australia. So far Hause has walked across parts of the United States, Europe, Mexico, Central America, the United Kingdom, Greece and Turkey. That leaves him with Asia's Silk Road, Australia, Africa, South America and Antarctica. "I wanted to do something a little simpler and unique," he wrote on his Web site. "Some people probably think I am a walking fool but I enjoy what I am doing, and that's what is important." Hause's logs and photos of his journey can be found on his Web site, He can be reached by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
┬ęThe New Age Examiner 2004

Hammond Louisiana Daily Star 1-9-1997.
by Rebecca Fitch. Staff Writer
Man brings USA walking tour to Hammond

An American flag, a plastic alligator, a turkey feather, a slightly bent butterfly wind chime, a small ice chest and a broken cellular phone.

These are just some of the things Gary Hause has picked up along the road since he began his odyssey to walk across America. The 39-year-old self-proclaimed adventurer is on a walking tour. He has already pedaled some 25,000 miles on a bicycle across the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Europe. He also took two years to hitchhike through all 50 states. "I just decided it was a simpler way to travel. Walking is more natural-less complicated" he said.

Hause left Jacksonville, Fla. Dec. 16 heading west for San Diego-on foot. Pushing a three wheel baby jogger whose wheels have been modified to prevent cracking, he has walked a total of 617 miles so far. The buggy is rigged with a plastic bin that holds his tent, sleeping bag, food, clothes, and other supplies. He walks about 25 to 30 miles per day, he said.

A self described nomad, Hause, originally from Newfane,N.Y., said he is not accustomed to staying in one place longer than six months at a time. He enjoys seasonal work as a waiter and has worked in 12 national parks, he said. He plans to work summers and some winters while he is on his walking tour, he said. Dressed in a green sweater, black biking pants, walking shoes and a green cap, Hause looked more like a tourist than an adventurer. Hause was found wnesday eating at Taco Bell in Hammound. He was busy writing in his daily log. He sends a weekly report of his travels to the newspaper in his parents hometown of Newfane, New York.

From time to time he consulted his map, which was neatly rolled in a clear plastic tube. Hause said he is content with his lifestyle.

Most of his evenings are spent writing in his journal or listening to music on his miniature radio, a radio so small it fits inside a 35mm plastic film case.

"I eat a lot of oatmeal, yogurt, bananas, apples, and eggs, and I stop for coffee several times a day. I've seen a lot of nice sunrises and sunsets. I've met many nice people," he said.

Even Hause is not sure why he roams.

"Because I can? I don't know. It seems like the thing to do. I do what I want, making sure that I'm always doing my best at whatever I'm doing," he said.

As for his family's reaction to his nomadic lifestyle, Hause said, "They pretty much expected it, I think. They all have their jobs, house notes, and other responsibilities that prevent them from doing what I'm doing. They tell me they think it's great. I guess it is pretty neat at that.

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