Prince George man hikes Trans Canada Trail from coast to coast

A Prince George forest technician walked the last four kilometers of a very important journey today.

Thirty-nine-year-old Dana Meise walked over 16,000 kilometers across the country on Trans Canada Trail, one of the world’s longest networks of trails.

Meise says he’s had a dream to explore Canada by foot or canoe for as long as he can remember.

He began his journey on May 6 2008 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland.

Today, he finished his long trek in Clover Point, Victoria.

Meise says he found love on the trail. He met his girlfriend near Thunder Bay and the two started dating.

He is also dedicating his journey to his dad, who can no longer walk.

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When completed, the Trans Canada Trail will stretch nearly 24,000 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans, linking 1,000 communities.

Nearly 17,000 kilometres of the trail have been developed so far.

Meise says he will be setting on another leg of the journey up North.

He hopes to hike 23,000 kilometers by 2015 and write a book about his journey.

To track where Dana is at any given time, go here.

For more on his incredible story, tune in to News Hour tonight at 6.

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