Inside The Mind Of One Of Hikings Few Triple Crowners Author: Outdoor Research November 01, 2015. Only about 500 people have completed the thruhiker's Triple Crownthe Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. Every year, the American Long Distance Hiking Association (West) recognizes the long distance hikers who have completed the Triple Crown.
These hikers have trekked over 7, 500 miles, ascended and descended well over 1, 000, 000 feet, and traversed three of the longest, and most iconic hiking trails in the United States. Ticking these three prestigious trails off your list is worth the timebut it'll take a lot of it. The Triple Crown of Hiking Award is a distinction bestowed to hikers who have walked the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail in their entirety.
Just as the Oscars are The Triple Crown is a 37 mile backpacking loop which includes three of The Virginia Triple Crown is 37 mile loop with 3 iconic vistas (McAfee Knob, Tinker Cliffs, and the Dragon's Tooth) on the Appalachian Trail near Roanoke.
For hikers who have completed all trails ALDHAWest presents the official Triple Crown of Hiking (TC). The award is given as a plaque and personalized poster if the individual would like one made. The TC is based on the Honor System (you tell us if you honestly completed each trail). ALDHAWest is not judge or jury of the award and we Karen Berger has hiked some 17, 000 miles around the world, including thruhikes of the Triple Crown Trails.
She is the author of 12 books on hiking and backpacking, including Where the Waters Divide an account of a Continental Divide thruhike, and Backpacking and Hiking, a DK Eyewitness Guide which has been translated into 12 Mar 16, 2018 Home Forums General Forums General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion Record Calendar Year Triple Crown almost done Viewing 6 posts 1 through 6 (of 6 total) ADVERTISEMENT Login to post (7.
00yr Basic Membership required) Author Posts Dec 4, 2012 at 6: 49 pm# Hiking MaltoBPL Member This 9YearOld Completed ThruHiking's Triple Crown Thomas became the youngest person in history to complete all three trails, called the triple crown of hiking Virginia's Triple Crown Dragon's Tooth, McAfee Knob& Tinker Cliffs The Triple Crown is an experience that features some of the best hiking in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Triple Crown of Hiking informally refers to the three major U. S. longdistance hiking trails: Pacific Crest Trail 2, 654 miles (4, 270 km) long, [1 Washington, Oregon, and California between Mexico and Canada following the highest portion of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range. Or consider Lauren Reed, who hiked the Appalachian Trail as a graduation present to herself and just kept going, and Reed Gjonnes, who at 13 became the youngest