In August 2015, Heather Anderson set the record for the fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail,  trekking 2,180 miles from Maine to Georgia in 54 days, 7 hours, and 48 minutes—four days shorter than the men’s record and 36 shorter than the women’s.

Two years earlier, in the summer of 2013, she set the record for the fastest self­-supported hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, covering 2,654 miles from Mexico to Canada in 60 days, 17 hours, and 12 minutes, a distance most hiking guides allot five to seven months to complete!

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