How do you do the Triple Crown in one year?

Each trail is over two-thousand miles and usually takes thru-hikers five to six months to complete. Once a hiker completes all three trails, they are considered a triple-crowner. My goal is to do all three trails, but shove them into a calendar year. Why?

How long does it take to do the Triple Crown?

How long does it take to complete a Triple Crown? Each long-distance trail takes approximately 4 – 7 months to complete, so most Triple Crowners spend one to two cumulative years hiking along the trails.

How many people have the Triple Crown of hiking?

To complete a thru-hike, one must hike an established long-distance trail end-to-end, stopping only briefly in towns along the trail to resupply. This means that the hiker must carry supplies and camp along the trail. A lot of people attempt thru-hikes, but only 482 people have completed the triple crown since 1994.

Which Triple Crown hike is hardest?

The CDT is by far the most difficult of the three trails due to navigation challenges, wildlife, weather, and long stretches between resupply and water.

Why is the AT harder than the PCT?

Because of its steep climbs, the AT is considered to be physically more difficult than the PCT or CDT.

How many people have completed a calendar year Triple Crown?

Only about 400 people total have completed all three of these trails over a lifetime, most of whom take 4-6 months for each hike.

How long does it take to hike CDT?

five months
Successfully thru-hiking the entire Continental Divide Trail takes an average of five months.

Which Triple Crown trail is easiest?

Pacific Crest Trail
Pacific Crest Trail It continues through northern California and past the volcanic mountains of Oregon to the impressive Cascade mountains of Washington. It is an impressive long distance trail. In many ways this is the easiest of the three trails.

What is the longest thru-hike in the US?

Longest Hiking Trails In The United States

Rank Hiking Trail Route Length
1 American Discovery 6,800+ total; 5,057 miles (Southern Route alone); 4,834 miles(Northern Route alone)
2 Great Western Loop 6,800 miles
3 Eastern Continental 5,400 miles
4 North Country 4,600 miles

How do you become a Triple Crown hiker?

ALDHA-West recognizes those individuals who have hiked, in their entirety, the complete lengths of the Appalachian Trail (AT), The Continental Divide Trail (CDT), and the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). For hikers who have completed all three trails, ALDHA-West presents the official “Triple Crown of Hiking” (TC).

Who is the oldest person to hike the Continental Divide Trail?

Mary Davidson, at 77, may be the oldest person to have earned hiking’s triple crown for completing the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Scenic Trails.

How much weight do you lose hiking the PCT?

Assuming your goal is to lose no more than 30 pounds and that you plan to complete the entire PCT in approximately 5 months, losing 30 pounds, on average, works out to be a deficit of 700 calories per day.

What is the best time to start the CDT?

Most thru hikers start the Continental Divide Trail in April or early May. The ideal start date for thru hiking the CDT Northbound would be 15th April. This would allow someone hiking the Continental Divide Trail northbound to not rush the trail and risk injury. New Mexico is the cheapest state for the whole trail.

How many people hike the CDT A Year?

150 people
Each year roughly 150 people attempt to thru-hike the CDT, hiking the entire length of the trail in one hiking season.

What is harder CDT or at?

The CDT is much more difficult logistically than the AT or the PCT. Resupply points are few and far between with at least 5 to 7 days or more between towns. Not only are there are fewer towns compared to the AT and PCT, but the trail does not go near them.

What is the Triple Crown in hiking?

The Triple Crown is awarded by an organization with a super long name: the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West (ALDHA-W). This is where you can locate more on the triple crown and see the newest hikers to finish. The triple crown is based on the Honor System (meaning you tell them if you honestly completed each trail).

How long does it take to hike the Triple Crown trail?

To complete the triple crown, a hiker must complete each hike: the 2,190-mile Appalachian, 2,650-mile Pacific Crest, and 3,100-mile Continental Divide trails. This task typically will take at least three years, assuming each take five or six months dedicated effort to complete successfully.

How many people have completed the Triple Crown in one year?

By the end of 2018, only five people had completed the Triple Crown within one calendar year. “Flyin’” Brian Robinson was the first, and Heather “Anish” Anderson was the only woman. The three long distance hikes can’t be done continuously in one season because of snow, but are generally attempted in sections.

What is the most famous Triple Crown race?

The most well known of the triple crown is the AT, the AT has been featured in books and movies along with my numerous YouTubers who have attempted it each year.