"Stand and Walk" -- For fans and friends of Clayton Klein,The Walking Man
Keeping Up With Clayton
Keeping up with Clayton -- Welcome to this blog space...where fans and friends of Clayton Klein may gather to share the adventures of this inspiring nonagenarian. A native of Michigan, Clayton loves to spread the word about the beauty of our state and the health benefits of walking. Follow along. I know you'll come to appreciate his creative spirit and positive outlook about living life to the fullest, no matter what your age
Following the Footprints of Clayton Klein
From Paradise on the shores of Lake Superior (Longfellow's Gitche Gumee)to Hell (MI) and Beyond to Ohio...Fowlerville, Michigan's Clayton Klein celebrated his 90th birthday in 2009 and his 5th annual 420-mile walk for Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization Sept. 4-28.
This year 2013, at 94, he's still walking, still trailblazing, and leading by example to raise awareness of the health benefits of walking.
Follow him on his journey... as he continues to leave footprints on the trail and on the hearts of many Michiganders.
"Stand and Walk" -- Motto of Clayton Klein, the Walking Man -- and other nature wisdom quotes
"I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines." --Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)
Maureen Kingsley: I grew up in Conway Township where my parents and Clayton still live. In fact, I remember when he first started walking to overcome his back problems - I was in high school and would see him out walking down the rural gravel roads near our house. He's a great guy and I wish him all the best. He's my hero and role model for how to successfully age! Report - Delete