Julie Koski
Walk for the Love – A Walk Across America

Walk for the Love – Acadia, Maine to the Wabash Cannonball Trail, Ohio

Grand Portage residents Julie and Jess Koski and their two dogs Izzy and Giizhik, left Acadia National Park, Maine on July 7, 2023 toward their final destination in San Diego, California. A journey of about 3,400 miles that they are traveling on foot, to raise awareness about accidental death due to opioid overdose–the leading cause of death in the United States. WTIP catches up with them on the Wabash Cannonball Trail in Ohio, after they’ve been walking for over ten weeks. To learn more about their mission and follow along, visit walkforthelove.com.

Julie and Jess Koski with their dogs at Winter Harbor in Acadia National Park, Maine.



Flooding aftermath in Montpelier, Vermont, 2023.

Bethel, VT before the Koskis started on the Erie Canalway Trail across the state of New York.

Erie Canalway Trail, New York State

This feature is produced by Staci Drouillard for WTIP North Shore Community Radio, with help from the Blandin Foundation.