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James Strickland said he built the cross with the help of a friend in Texas. Now 11 weeks into his journey, he has already gone through three sets of wheels, but he has received help maintaining the cross from people he's met during his journey.

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Man bears large cross walking from Texas

Man from Texas on his way to Washington with large cross on his back

With $5 in his pocket and a 12-foot cross on his back, James Strickland left Longview, Texas, on foot 11 weeks ago hoping to make his way to Aberdeen, Wash.


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