I completed my #1 goal that I set out for this year. I set the new self-supported speed record at 53 days 22 hours and 57 minutes. My second goal was to hike the Triple Crown in a calendar year. Unfortunately, I didn’t complete my second goal, but I made it a little over 6,200 miles before calling it a year. Those miles consisted of the Pacific Crest, Appalachian, and about half of the Continental Divide.
Taking a couple weeks off to recover during the prime time hiking season from my toe injury really hindered my attempt on the Calendar Triple. With life constantly throwing Curveballs, I know you can never take things for granted. With the trails becoming over populated and never knowing what life will bring, I have pushed early in my life to live a hiker trash life.