I can’t believe I just learned about this a week ago- Anish, a 31 year-old woman who hikes in a sundress, is on track to break the speed record for the PCT! Here’s what I’ve gleaned from her facebook page and other sources-
-Anish started at the Mexican border on June 8th
-She’s had two (three?) mountain lion encounters
-She did all 1700 miles of California in 40 days, averaging 42.5 miles a day
-She did Oregon in 9.5 days
-She reached Washington on day 50
-The current PCT speed record of 65 days, 9 hours, and 58 minutes, is shared by Scott Williamson and Adam Bradley
-Anish is hiking unsupported and is only picking up maildrops/resupplying in towns that she can walk to from the trail
I’m seriously on the edge of my seat about this. I keep stopping on windy ridgetops where I have cellphone reception to check her facebook page. I want her to make it so bad!!
Here’s Jill Homer’s awesome piece on Anish.