Man’s March For Homeless Covers 1,460 Miles | Fairfield , California | Times-Herald
Stephen Millhouse has a deep affinity for the homeless and blisters on his feet to prove it.
Millhouse, 53, a former homeless veteran, says he’s walking 1,460 miles from his home state of Montana to Los Angeles to raise awareness of homelessness and hunger.
He passed through Fairfield on Monday and Tuesday and expects to reach Vallejo today or Thursday.
He’s calling his mission “My One Man March” and blogging about it on his website, myonemanmarch.org.
“I’m doing this to raise awareness of a huge issue,” Millhouse said, speaking by cell phone from the Fairfield area, where he camped Monday night near the Mission Solano shelter.
So far, Millhouse has walked more than 1,000 miles in 93 days, pulling more than 60 pounds of gear and food. His route has taken him through Montana, Idaho, Nevada and California.
Fortunately, he said, he hasn’t been robbed, busted by law enforcement for illegal camping nor attacked by wild animals — although he said he prepared himself for all scenarios.
“I kind of made peace with the fact that there is a certain amount of risk involved,” he said.
He did have a scare on Friday night, though, while camping in Vacaville. As he was falling asleep, he heard scuffling feet and whispering voices outside his tent, but then silence. He said he grabbed his bear spray and prepared to defend himself, but nothing happened.
“I was thinking, ‘How do I handle this?’ ” Millhouse said. “I was just waiting …
but nothing happened.”
He said he’s also been nursing a sore left foot that doctors in Boise, Idaho diagnosed as a stress fracture.