Mac posted his 7th annual survey — this year 846 Pacific Crest Trail hikers were interviewed.
The Altra Lone Peakwas the most popular shoe on the PCT this year – used by nearly a third of PCT hikers. It’s a zero-drop shoe and, on average, hikers who completed the trail used 4.65 pairs – nearly $600 in shoes (at full retail price).
On the other hand, there were plenty of complaints about Lone Peaks.
Legend is one of 17.3 million adults in the United States who have experienced a depressive episode. He hikes to get into a positive frame of mind.
He’s only the second hiker (after Skurka) to complete the Great Western Loop, a 7,000-mile route that covers portions of the Pacific Crest, Pacific Northwest, Continental Divide, Grand Enchantment, and Arizona Trails. It took him 208 days and 15 hours.