It is rare to see someone other than me walking in such a remote area, judging by his demeanor I knew it was for good reason. Come to find out he jumped out of his car to come and talk to me.
His name was Tom Locks and was interested in walking for a cause. He had a ton of questions so I knew he had previously thought about it. I told him that doing it was great and that he should do it, but just to make sure he got some sponsors in his corner before setting out.
Riding with Tom were his buddies, Omar and Jeremy, who later came out the car as we approached closer. All three of these guys were great and I wish them all the best!