pacific crest trail

Pacific Crest Trail
5:35 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Adventurers Attempt Winter Thru-Hike Of Pacific Crest Trail

Looking across to Mount Jefferson in Oregon.
Shawn Forry and Justin Lichter

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 5:38 pm

A pair of experienced long distance hikers are more than halfway through a full traverse of the Pacific Crest Trail - in the dead of winter.

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Pacific Trail Record
7:38 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Seattle Runner Smashes Speed Record For Full Length Of Pacific Crest Trail

Seattle native Joe McConaughy reached the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail in record time Sunday.
Credit Michael Dillon / Run for Colin

A 23-year-old Seattle man has smashed the speed record for hiking the full length of the Pacific Crest Trail. Recent college grad Joe McConaughy crossed into Canada on Sunday, exactly 53 days, 6 hours and 37 minutes after leaving the Mexican border on the storied trail. McConaughy says he felt elation and disbelief at the finish of the 2,660 mile journey.

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