An Evening with PCT Record Holder Heather "Anish" Anderson
Join Heather for a slide-show presentation and audience Q&A, as this Bellingham resident discusses her historic journey, her preparation, her personal story, the joys and tribulations, her gear choices...and her four mountain lion sightings.
Heather hiked the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) between the United States's borders with Mexico and Canada and through California, Oregon, and Washington. She did so in traditional thru-hiker style, meaning she carried all of her gear in a backpack, resupplied her food via personally sent mail drops at post offices and purchases from grocery stores on and near the trail, and received no planned assistance. "Anish" (Heather's PCT trail name) managed to travel the entire length of the PCT in 60 days, 17 hours, 12 minutes. On the day she finished, her time was the fastest-ever for the PCT. Faster than all self-supported thru-hikers before her. Faster than any woman. Faster than every man.
From her PCT diary: "Covering miles in the mountains where I feel so much joy. I have cherished every sunrise and sunset."
Special Guest: Bob Woods, North Cascades Regional Representative, PCT Association
This is a fund-raiser for the City of Bellevue "TRACKS" outdoor youth program, The Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team, and the Mountaineers.
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