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MoJo's Coastwalk ends at Border Field State Park

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Two scientists just completed an incredible journey along the California coast.

Morgan Visalli and Jocelyn Evevoldsen completed a three-month trek down the California Coast Trail Thursday at the Border Filed State Park.

Mo and Jo's 1,200 mile expedition's goal was to raise awareness of the California Coastal Trail and build a connected community of coastal stewards. 

During their journey they witnessed magical views and both said San Diego's coastal trails are one of the most accessible, yet the marine scientists made the trip calling for change.

Mo and Jo completed the 96-day CCT journey by hiking, biking and swimming along the coast from Oregon to the California-Mexico border in San Diego.

Currently the CCT is about halfway completed and Mo and Jo's goal is to connect the fragmented segments into a braided network of public walking and biking paths spanning the entire California and Oregon coast. 

"Our goal is to tell as many people as we can and get this idea that there is this dream to have this connected path along the entire coastline," said Mo.

One way Mo and Jo hope to complete the CCT is through a smartphone app. The California State Conservancy funded a grant for Mo and Jo, and they are calling it the MoJo Coastwalk.

According to MoJo Trail's manger, biking around military bases, including Camp Pendleton, and private property is a challenge because they block access to the public.

"There is so much that people can't access because some other person owns it," said MoJo Coastwalk manager Alisan Amrhein.

At their finish line on Thursday, the Border Field State Park rangers welcomed their good stewardship.

Mo and Jo hope to work in the field of marine policy and science and continue to lobby for money to complete the California Coastal Trail.

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