The trip concluded on April 29 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

Mikah Meyer, 32, chose to commemorate his late father by visiting all 419 national parks over the last three years. Go big or go home, amirite? He and his father had discussed taking road trips together after Mikah graduated from college, but that dream was destroyed when his father passed away in 2005 due to cancer. 

Originally from Nebraska, Meyer moved to D.C. in 2012. He embarked on his three-year, 70,000-mile National Park Service road trip in 2016.

"Having been to a handful of NPS sites on my earlier trips, and them being some of the most beautiful places I'd seen, I figured the national parks would be the best places to see," Meyer told USA Today.

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Courtesy of Mikah Meyer's Instagram

Meyer, who now holds the world record for being the first man to visit all 419 national parks, documented his journey on Instagram, where he has more than 70,000 followers. 

Meyer's journey concluded on April 29 in Washington, D.C., where he walked from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial surrounded by friends, family, and fans. 

Do you think this was a great way for this man to commemorate his father? Did you follow his journey? Tell us in the comments!