In the News: New Speed Record on Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail Association has reported that Josh Garrett and Heather Anderson have both, individually, shattered the previous speed record for the PCT. Mr. Garrett hiked the trail in 59 days, 8 hours and 14 minutes, and Ms. Anderson in 60 days, 17 hours and 12 minutes.
The previous record was held by Scott Williamson, at 64 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes. The trail spans approx. 2600 miles and ranges in elevation from just above sea level to approx. 13,000 feet.
Mr. Garrett hiked in support of vegan and animal-cruelty causes, while Ms. Anderson just couldn’t help herself but push the limit to raise awareness of the health-benefits of hiking and outdoor activity.
Congrats to both!
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