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I could do the usual thing by describing the weather, topography and sights that greeted us that day, but we all know that on this day, and this day only, the focus was on one thing. It’s hard to explain the emotions that accompany the end of such a 6 month journey. It’s a complete mixed bag of excitement, pride, anxiety, fear and sadness. For 6 months we have put one foot in front the other along a continuous path. That 6ft wide 2,653 mile long path had become home. Each day we relied on it to bring us joy, test us like nothing ever has, bring us new horizons and vistas, and to keep us safe by providing shelter and water. Not only was it home, but all the wonderful people we had met along the way made it a community. Each hiker we met, whether it was for a brief or extended time, cast their mark on our experience. Their inspirational stories, open minds, beaming smiles, and stinky stinky bodies accompanied us along the way and the friendships we made will forever hold dear. To all those absolute heroes, we thank you.