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Man completes 3,100 mile walk that began in LA

Ben Davis takes one last selfie upon reaching Boston, the destination of his 148-day cross-country walk.
Ben Davis takes one last selfie upon reaching Boston, the destination of his 148-day cross-country walk.
Photograph by Ben Davis via Instagram

An Arkansas man has completed a 148-day, 3,100 mile walk across the United States.

Ben Davis of Little Rock arrived Saturday at Pleasure Bay in Boston to finish the journey that began Feb. 27 in Los Angeles.

He was met in Boston by more than two dozen friends, family and Instagram followers. Davis tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that being finished is exhilarating but was also a reality check: "It was tough to give up that way of life I had grown accustomed to," he said. "It was hard; it’s still hard."

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Davis says he walked 25 to 30 miles per day while pushing a stroller that held his water and gear.

Along the way he crossed the Mojave Desert, the Painted Desert, the Rockies and the Great Plains, adding that the most difficult part of the trip was long stretches of isolation.

He now plans a book about the journey and says its title will be "Ever Eastward."

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