My name is Chuck Carnahan and this Summer, I'm going on a little walk to raise funds for a very special cause.

The drive from Columbus to Nova, OH is only about an hour and a half but this Summer I will walk from the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, 85 miles north to Nova in search of the last living tree planted by Johnny Appleseed. American Forests, America's oldest historic tree registry, has kindly donated a live rooted cutting from this tree, (Essentially a clone of the original tree) which I will then walk back to Columbus to be planted on the grounds of the Franklin Park Conservatory. In all, the trip will be about 170 miles and take 6 days. The twist however, is that I will make the entire trip with nothing but what I take with me from the beginning. Food, shelter, everything I use or need.

By donating below, you are not only helping to bring a piece of living American history to Columbus, you’re helping the American Cancer Society bring cancer treatments to thousands of people. Your donations will also help the Franklin Park Conservatory and American Forests keep tomorrow green for everyone!

All funds raised will go to the American Cancer Society, American Forests and the Franklin Park Conservatory.

And please check back for regular updates!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Well day two is well under way and i'm still alive and kicking. I'm not going to lie though, i'm SO exhausted. But there's no turning back now. :)


  1. Congrats Chuck - You're on your way! Hope today's miles are easy ones! Everyone at DAC is sending along our encouragement and best wishes!

  2. Chuck- nice to meet you along Rt 42 today - your article did run in the Mansfield News Journal Monday July 12. Best wishes and sorry I took you out of your way! - Randa Wagner