“I just liked hiking so much I never want it to stop so I just woke up and hiked until it got dark. and you know when you don’t stop and take breaks and you hike all day you tend to go a long ways and so I’ve just always hiked that way mainly out of excitement and curiosity and just enjoyment of the movement.” - Heather
Jenny talks with Heather about thru hiking the triple crown in a calendar year, gear, getting married, and more.
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Heather, known as Anish on trails, became the second female to complete the “Double Triple Crown of Backpacking” in 2017. This entails completing the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide National Scenic Trails each twice. In 2018 she simultaneously became the first female Triple Triple Crowner and the first female Calendar Year Triple Crowner when she hiked all three of those trails in one March-November season.
Some acronyms that get dropped in the episode.
FKT - fastest known time
PCT - Pacific Crest Trail
CDT - Continental Divide Trail
AT - Appalachian Trail