Congratulations on the Thru-Hike
“Over the mountain, another world begins,” as they say in Franconia, and you’ve climbed many mountains on your thru-hike. Dear Franconian, I personally admired your relaxed way of conquering this long trail. Don’t see the dense population in Germany as a reason to complain, but as a positive aspect. On the NST, good food is simply a must, along with a glass of wine or a beer. We will all miss your beautifully written footprints. Stay as you are, and welcome to the Hall of Fame.