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The Providence Journal

Man sets record for Pacific Crest Trail: 2660 miles in 53 days
seattlepi.com
One of the greatest outdoor feats in history was fulfilled last week. Or was it? A trail runner, Joe McConaughy, averaged running 45 miles day for nearly two months to complete the 2,660-mile Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexico to Canada, in 53 days, 6 hours.
Racing through natureGillette News Record

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New PCT record: 2660 miles in 53 days (with pics)
SFGate (blog)
One of the greatest outdoor feats in history was fulfilled last week. Or was it? A trail runner, Joe McConaughy, averaged running 45 miles day for nearly two months to complete the 2,660-mile Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexico to Canada, in 53 days, 6 hours.

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The Straits Times

Seattle runner nears end of Pacific Crest Trail trek
The Seattle Times (blog)
A Seattle man bidding to set a new speed-hiking record of the Pacific Crest Trail is now scheduled for a Sunday night finish at the Canadian border near Manning Park. Joe McConaughy, 23, who set out June 18 in Campo, Calif., just a few feet from the ...
The wilderness as great leveller and healerThe Straits Times

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MyNorthwest.com

New Pacific Crest Trail Speed Record
Runner's World Newswire
On Sunday, Joe McConaughy got to the Canadian terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail, 53 days, 6 hours and 37 minutes after setting off from the start at the California/Mexico border. As NPR reports, McConaughy's trek broke by six days the previous record ...
Resolute 'String Bean': Seattle man sets new Pacific Coast Trail recordThe Spokesman Review
Shoreline man breaks Pacific Coast Trail speed recordMyNorthwest.com

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The Spokesman Review (blog)

Seattle Runner Smashes Speed Record For Full Length Of Pacific Crest Trail
Northwest Public Radio
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 ...
Runner sets supported speed record on Pacific Crest TrailThe Spokesman Review (blog)
Seattle runner raising awareness for cancer finishes 2663-mile trek Sunday in ...The Seattle Times

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Record-Searchlight

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
San Jose Mercury News
There are angels on the Pacific Crest Trail. No, seriously. It's not the high elevation talking. For avid hikers and backpackers, the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest is the holy grail of trails. It runs through California, Oregon and Washington, from the ...
Hikers from near and far traverse Pacific Crest TrailRecord-Searchlight

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Joe McConaughy Just Set a New Pacific Crest Trail Record
Smithsonian
Yesterday, Joe McConaughy reached the Canadian border at 12:02 p.m.?53 days, 6 hours and 37 minutes after he set out on the Pacific Crest Trail from Campo, Calif., on June 18. That's a new record?the fastest known time that anyone has ever covered ...


55 miles a day: Blistering pace for hiker
The Seattle Times
McConaughy ran much shorter distances in college, but did three weeks of harder training at up to 40 miles daily in the California desert before embarking on the Pacific Crest Trail. The first segment requires crossing the Mojave Desert in 105-degree ...
Go Take a Hike!New York Times
Seattle Man Attempts Pacific Crest Trail In Less Than 59 DaysCentralia Chronicle
Hiking the PCT ? at 55 miles per day | Video: Interview with McConaughy on ...Bend Bulletin

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DONNER PASS TO SQUAW VALLEY
Sacramento Bee
Route: From the Pacific Crest Trail in Donner Pass, follow the switchbacks up, beyond the Mount Judah Loop Trail junction to Roller Pass. Continue on the PCT to the east of Mount Lincoln and to the west (right) of Anderson Peak. Continue on the PCT ...


MyNorthwest.com

Shoreline man breaks Pacific Crest Trail speed record
MyNorthwest.com
A 23-year-old man from Shoreline now holds the record for the fastest hike on the 2,660 mile Pacific Crest Trail. Joe McConaughy tells KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show that he completed the Canada to Mexico route on foot in 53 days, 6 hours, and 37 ...

The CDT in the News


The trail less traveled: Building the Continental Divide Trail
Montana Standard
Eric White has hiked 8,500 miles. And his favorite mileage has been along the Continental Divide Trail. It's what brings him to Butte every summer to volunteer on crews improving the trail near Butte. White, a retired orthopedic surgeon who lives in ...


Veteran finds peace on the Continental Divide Trail
Sky Hi Daily News
As Shawn Murphy treks along the precarious Continental Divide Trail, he has lots of things to think about. Pondering the curvature of a ridgeline, calculating the distance to the next water source, these are the kinds of things that occupy his mind ...


Continental Divide hike resumes
Arizona Daily Sun
Forrest Boughner and Sara Hooker are back on the Continental Divide trail. Boughner's health forced the pair to abandon their trek from Mexico to Canada last year. (Courtesy photo). 2014-08-10T05:00:00Z Continental Divide hike resumesRandy Wilson ...


Man sets record for Pacific Crest Trail: 2660 miles in 53 days
seattlepi.com
These include hiking both directions of the PCT in one year and completing the Triple Crown, that is, the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail. He has hiked the entire PCT 13 times. What drives Williamson, a personal hero ...

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Itinerate hiker: Retired surgeon explores, volunteers on CDT
Montana Standard
And his favorite mileage has been along the Continental Divide Trail. It's what brings him to Butte every summer to volunteer on crews improving the trail near Butte. White, a retired orthopedic surgeon who lives in Williamstown, Mass., spends part of ...


Sisters Nugget

Veterans "Walk Off The War' on the trail
Sisters Nugget
Every summer, hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) use Sisters as a place to resupply, rest and connect with the non-trail world. You might notice them; they're the ones with the dusty boots and backpacks, heading for the library, the post office or ...


SFGate

Records are impressive, but there's more to outdoors
SFGate
Williamson hiked both directions of the PCT in one year and completed the Triple Crown: the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail. He has hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail 13 times. What drives Williamson, a personal ...

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10 Trails Every Hiker Should Tackle
Moscow Villager
Inspired to someday hike sections of the Continental Divide Trail? This four-mile day hike in similar terrain takes you through sagebrush meadows, aspen and pine groves, and over glacial moraines. 4. Chambers/Bretag/Palmer Trails, Garden of the Gods, ...


Groups to partner on trail project at Chief Joseph Ski Area
Ravalli Republic
The Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen and Bitterroot Cross Country Ski Club are partnering on a trail clearing project at the Chief Joseph Ski Area on Saturday. The groups will be clearing downed trees from an old logging road. The project will start ...

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Beaverton's Six Moon Designs finds a home in niche ultralight backpacking market
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Ronald Moak went on his first long-distance backpacking trip in the 1970s along the Appalachian Trail, and has hiked the Continental Divide Trail and Pacific Crest Trail, along with many others, since then. "It simplifies life immensely," he said ...

The AT in the News


Book on Appalachian Trail hiker and York native Earl Shaffer released
York Dispatch
Joe Harold, manager of the Appalachian Trail Museum in Pine Grove Furnace State Park near Carlisle, Cumberland County, said the book touches on all aspects of Shaffer's life. "It covers a lot of his early life and the war years," he said. Shaffer, a ...
New biography of trail legend Earl Shaffer releasedThe Shippensburg News-Chronicle

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Hike the Appalachian Trail from your living room
Greenville News
Mark Hanf of Marshall appreciates time he's spent hiking portions of the Appalachian Trail, and one day he hopes to complete the entire 2,181-mile trip from Maine to Georgia with his daughter. He first asked her last year, when she was 5, if she'd like ...


Waterbury Republican American

Appalachian Trail an iconic trek
Poughkeepsie Journal
The Appalachian Trail, arguably the most iconic hiking trail on the planet, goes through a mere four of them: Orange, Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, all pretty much right outside our back doors. Dutchess County trumps the other three counties with ...
Along the hard trekWaterbury Republican American

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Bangor Daily News

Mystery of missing Appalachian Trail hiker still vexes wardens, locals one ...
Bangor Daily News
Tennessee hiker Geraldine Largay disappeared while hiking the Maine portion of the Appalachian Trail a year ago. Maine game wardens believe they know what might have happened to her, but locals also have their own theories. There are few parts of the ...
Hiker accused of pulling knife on man along Appalachian Trail in Franklin CountyThe Patriot-News
Hiker threatens man with knife along Appalachian TrailFOX43.com
One year since hiker disappeared on Appalachian Trail in MaineWLBZ-TV
Boston Herald
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Hike the Appalachian Trail in your living room with new game
Asheville Citizen-Times
Mark Hanf and his daughter Adelyn, 6, play the board game Thru Hike Appalachian Trail. Mark invented and designed the game in a small package that can be carried by hikers on the Appalachian Trail. (Photo: Bill Sanders/wsanders@citizen-times.com ).


Maine's Lester Kenway a quiet legend on the Appalachian trail
Press Herald
Since 1975, Kenway has served in a volunteer capacity as an officer of the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, which maintains the 267 miles of the trail in Maine. This volunteer work, to which Kenway now devotes as much as 40 hours a week as the club's ...


Hull man completes hike of Appalachian Trail
The Patriot Ledger
HULL ? After 150 days and about 50 pounds lighter, Mark St. John reached the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin Saturday morning and finished his hike of the Appalachian Trail. St. John made the nearly 2,200 mile journey to raise money for the Multiple ...


Guide dog helps man hike Appalachian Trail
WFSB
A blind hiker and his guide dog took a detour from their 2,200 mile journey through the Appalachian Trail and stopped to visit the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation in Bloomfield this week. Bryan Brown and his guide dog Oscar have already covered 1,000 ...


Where NOBO And SOBO Meet On The Appalachian Trail
The Vermont Standard
The 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail (AT) begins at Springer Mountain, Georgia and winds its way up the eastern seaboard and eventually through the Prosper Valley and the towns of Barnard, Bridgewater, Pomfret and Woodstock before ending at Katahdin in ...


Mountain stones become walls and stairs for relocated Appalachian Trail
Roanoke Times
From left: Artie Hidalgo of the Jolly Rovers trail crew, Jim Webb, assistant trails supervisor for the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club, Ron Reese of the Mid-Week crew, and Brian Batteiger, a crew chief with the Pathfinders for Greenways quarry stone to ...

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