FKT: Nika "Early Bird" Meyers - Long Trail (VT) - 2019-10-02

Gender
Female
Route Variation
Standard route
Style
Unsupported
Start Date (Optional)
Finish Date
Time (duration)
6d 11h 40m
Notes

"It was a wild and challenging time."

Instagram:  After 6days, 11hrs and 40mins of hiking through fall magic and wild ruggedness I finished the Long Trail and set the Unsupported Female record!! •

To say that I was “Unsupported” is silly in the sense that I 100% could not have completed this journey without the love, inspiration, and encouragement from so many incredible people that I carried in my heart or whose footsteps I followed in. Thank you! I am beyond lucky. It does mean I carried all my food and supplies from the beginning and accepted no support along the way. •

This trail is special in so many ways. Not only is it the length of the state I grew up in but my love for long distance hiking/ the trail community started when I was working for the @greenmountainclub in 2011 and hiked the LT in 2012 as my first thru hike. It is filled with memories, people and rugged beauty. •

More to come soon! Just wanted to share for now as I’m horrible at posting in real time.😁

Note: Nika carried an InReach tracker, which we followed during her trip.