Pelle Oberg

Home: Villegrove, Ill.

Age: 24

“I wanted to spend some time alone and be outside. And the ability to handle emotion: You go through a whole roller coaster of emotions in a period of four hours. You go from wanting to quit at the next road, call your parents to pick you up—to thinking, ‘I can make it all the way. I’m really enjoying this.’ Learning how to manage your emotions is something that I want.”