When you think you've heard it all when it comes to ways to trek across
the nation you meet Real Saltman Oswald . "The idea started with me and my friends we're watching Forrest Gump. He's riding across America and my friend saw that I wasn't doing anything expect skating around and he said why don't you skate across America," says Oswald.
Just last week the 34 year old self proclaimed naturalist left San Francisco with nothing more than a his skateboard, toiletries, and a vehicle sun shield, which he uses as bedding while he camps around the nation.
For eight hours a day he plans to kick his way into skateboard history. From the Central Coast to eventually the shadows of Central Park. Along the way he plans to raise awareness towards funding a bike pathway that connects the nation for non motorized vehicles.