The LA Times has a nice profile of Billy Goat, a hiker who has finished off 32,000+ miles of hiking, including the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and where he’s best known, the Pacific Crest Trail. I’m thinking about heading for the PCT next summer, so I found this bit pretty interesting: “Each year about 300 people attempt to hike the PCT in one season, generally April to September. Of those, about 60% make it — fewer people than scale Mt. Everest in a year.”

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