He's taken more than 5 million steps, some with people he'll never forget, some with Wildcat with whom he's fallen in love during this unpredictable journey, many alone. He's learned a great deal about America and showed others more about the country they live in and the history of its evolution. He's suffered and experienced moments of bliss unlike any he's ever imagined. He's become closer to our earth, nature and it's creatures, even though he thought he was connected before. He's returned to his roots and and explored places of wonder both within and without. He's altered in many ways and may not know in years how. For a shy, private guy he's opened himself and his soul to his followers and to someone very special beyond his dreams. He's accomplished his dream of walking from Georgia to Maine, but it isn't over and may never be. As many thru-hikers reveal they think of the Appalachian Trail every day and many return each year, even for just a section.
Now Loner, and the friends he's made from the Class of 2012 who have summitted Katahdin, join the few, the very few - at the moment, less than 14,800, over the history of the Appalachian Trail, out of the entire population of the world - who have ever completed the Appalachian Trail journey.
And here they are ....what we've all been waiting for the last series of videos and Loner's summit of Katahdin.