Armie Hammer Feared Death In Arizona Desert On Vespa Adventure
Actor Armie Hammer Had No Idea How Close He And His Friends Came To Becoming Stranded In Mexico Last Year (14) After Getting Lost In The Arizona Desert While On A Cross-country Vespa Roadtrip.
The Social Network star embarked on the ambitious journey across America, known as 4k to Hardway, last year (14), shunning luxury hotels to camp in the wilderness, while taking in the scenery as they travelled off the beaten path from California to Florida.
However, Hammer admits they worried they had taken on more than they could handle on numerous occasions, especially when they thought they might actually die in the desert.
He explains, “Things got weird. I mean, you’ve got a group of guys crossing the country, staying in the middle of nowhere.
“We had some close calls… like, at one point, we stayed outside of Yuma, Arizona and we were like, ‘OK, we’ve got to get from Yuma to Phoenix, but there’s no main roads, except for an interstate (highway)…’ Everyone pulls out Google maps (on their phones)… and they go, ‘You know, it looks like all desert from here to Phoenix, but it looks like there are roads. It doesn’t say roads (sic), but it looks like there’s trails. I think we can make it.’
“We get off the pavement and it’s like a dirt road, it’s hardpacked… Everyone’s like, ‘Yeah, this is the adventure, we’re owning this…!’ Then all of a sudden, the road gets so soft, you can’t sit on (your bike), you have to walk, next to your Vespa, as you’re pushing it up a dune…”