One man, two skates, 280 miles

JACKSON, Wyo. — What does it take to inline skate 280 miles over mountain passes? Dusty Campbell is about to find out.

Campbell, a 31-year-old physical therapist from Salt Lake City, will skate from Jackson to Salt Lake City, Utah from July 2 to July 4. He hopes to raise $100,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, a veterans service nonprofit.

“I’m hoping my skate, in some small way, will help unite our country a bit and also raise funds for a very worthy organization,” Campbell said in a press release. “The wounded warriors will be my motivation over the next 280 miles.”

Campbell will take off from the Town Square July 2. He’ll skate about 90 miles per day over 2,000 feet of elevation gain, over steep mountain passes and grueling ascents. His journey will end at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City July 4.

 

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Shannon is a Wyoming-raised writer and reporter pursuing a master's in journalism at Boston University. Jackson shaped her into an outdoorswoman, but a love for language and the human condition compels her to write. She believes there's no story too small to tell nor adventure too small to take.

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