Yoshida stops in Moab during continental walk
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Masahito Yoshida takes a rest on a road near Fossil Point during his record-setting walk from Argentina to the Arctic Sea.                    Courtesy photo
Masahito Yoshida takes a rest on a road near Fossil Point during his record-setting walk from Argentina to the Arctic Sea. Courtesy photo
A Japanese man passed through Moab last week during his walk from Argentina to the Arctic Sea.

Masahito Yoshida started in Ushuaia, Argentina just over two years ago, and has walked through South America, Central America, Mexico, New Mexico and Arizona so far on his way to Canada. He’s on his way to the Arctic Sea, but turned back on Tuesday from a walk through Canyonlands because there was too much snow. His stay in Moab was his second night under a roof since entering the United States on Dec. 1, 2017. Most of his time is spent is camping along the south-to-north route.

Yoshida uses a pushcart to carry his belongings and camping gear while walking.

This is not the first road trip Yoshida has taken. In past years he has walked from China to Portugal, from Egypt to Cape Town, from New Jersey to British Columbia and across Australia. He estimates he has walked 71,000 km (44,000 miles) and when he arrives in the Canadian north, he’ll have walked further than anyone in the world, surpassing the record set by Canadian Jean Beliveau in 2011.

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