Nobody can do the big thru-hikes like Heather Anderson - she once held the Self-Supported Overall (not Female) FKT’s for the PCT, AT, and Arizona Trail - simultaneously. On November 8 she became the 5th person and 1st woman to do the Calendar Triple Crown - the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and Continental Divide Trails in the same year - and the first Female to do the Triple Triple Crown - all three big trails, three times.
"My mom still remembers the day, 15 years ago, when I ran down the stairs yelling, 'I’m going to do this!'"
Heather articulates how she approached this hike differently:
"My goal was basically to do these trails exactly how I wanted to do them at any given point in time. It was good, it was refreshing ... I wanted this to unfold; an area of growth for me. You can't ever go wrong on a long journey; you're always going to come out the other side, with new insights."