November 9, 2017
Noah Barnes, 11, and his father Robert, started their 311th day on the road near Maryhill Winery Wednesday and planned to travel at least 17 miles that day along Washington State Route 14. They decided to walk on the Washington side of the Columbia River because there would be less traffic than on Interstate 84.
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Noah Barnes, 11, has burned through more shoes than other kids his age this year — he’s on his 11th pair — but then none of his peers are about to become the youngest person on record to walk across America. On Thursday, Barnes and his father, Robert, could be seen along Washington State Route 14 near Wishram, the 311th day of their more than 4,200-mile journey.